Ferries to Iceland

The company Smyril Line sails once a week between Seyðisfjörður in Iceland and Hirtshals in Denmark via Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. You can bring your own car to Iceland

Sailing time is around 36 hours from Denmark to the Faroe Islands and 19 hours from the Faroes to Iceland.

This ferry route is the only way to bring your car, caravan or motorbike to Iceland. In fact, if the weather conditions allow sensational views of the Faroe Islands and Iceland are possible. The most reliable season for sailing is between April and October.

 

About the Ferry M/S Norröna

The boat is a blend of a passenger ship, cruise and freight ship. It's no luxury cruise liner but it has excellent facilities. All Cabins are with bathrooms of variable size.

The Norröna operates year-round, on a schedule that varies with season. The high season covers an 11-week period from mid-June to late August.  The low season is from mid-September to April. 

Passengers can add a three-day stopover in the Faroe Islands on the way to Iceland or a two-day stopover on their return if they wish.

 

Public transport in Iceland

It is easy to take a bus from Seyðisfjörður to all major destinations in Iceland.  Buses run year-round between Seyðisfjörður and Egilsstaðir, and from Egilsstaðir northwest to Akureyri and on to Reykjavík. 


The trip from Seyðisfjörður to Reykjavík takes about 8 hours and from Seyðisfjörður to Akureyri about 5 hours.

 

By car from Seyðisfjörður

When you wish to explore Iceland, the 25km road you go by Route 93 that climbs up and over the mountain pass and give you many spectacular vantage points. Route 93 joins the Ring Road, Route 1 at the hub town of Egilsstaðir.

 

See more about getting around in Iceland