Boat and Ferry Travel

It is possible to sail to Iceland on the car-and-passenger ferry Norröna, operated by Smyril Line. The Norröna, plies among Hirtshals in Denmark and the Faroes and Seyðisfjörður on Iceland's east coast. Special offers for accommodations may be available through Smyril Line, and special fly-cruise arrangements are available through Smyril Line and Icelandair.

The town of Seyðisfjörður on the eastern side of the country is the arrival port for the ferry from Europe. It's a short drive to join the Ring Road and head either to the north or south from this quaint seaside village with 18th-century buildings and Norwegian-style wooden houses, either with a car rented in town or brought on the ferry.

The Baldur car ferry sails twice daily in summer from Stykkishólmur, on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, across Breiðafjörður Bay to Brjánslækur, via Flatey Island. Ferries run daily between Landeyjahöfn on Iceland's south coast and Vestmannaeyjar on the ferry Herjólfur.

Contacts

Ferry Baldur. Ferry Baldur provides daily services between Breiðafjörður Bay and Stykkishólmur in the west of Iceland, stopping over at Flatey Island on the way. Smidjustigur 3 , Stykkishólmur, West, IS-340 . 433–2254; www.seatours.is.

Herjólfur. 481–2800; 481–2991; eimskip.is.

Seyðisfjörður Tourist Information. Ferjuleira 1, Seydisfjordur, East, IS-710. 472–1551; www.sfk.is.

Smyril Line. Tórshavn, FO–110. 298/345–900 ; www.smyril-line.com.

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