Ferry to Iceland

This ferry route with the company Smyril Line is the only way to bring your car, caravan, camper or motorcycle to Iceland.

All year round, the company sails weekly, but in the high season, from June to September, they sail several times every week.

M/S Norröna is sailing the route from the port in Hirtshals in Denmark to Tórshavn at the Faroe Islands and further to Seyðisfjørður in Iceland and M/S Norröna has weekly departures from Denmark to the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

From ultimo November to medio March, there is no sailing to Iceland.


Schedule in low and midseason

In the low and midseason, Norröna has one weekly departure to the Faroe Islands, and in the high season, two weekly departures.

This route allows you to explore two magnificent destinations in one journey if you wish.

You can bring your car, motorcycle, caravan, camper or bicycle, and you get a unique opportunity to rest, enjoy yourself or spend time with your family while exploring the amazing North Atlantic Ocean.

Smyril Line offers both transportation and complete travel packages with accommodation.


Schedule from June to September

In high season, you can travel from Hirtshals in Denmark to Seydisfjordur in Iceland with the Faroese ferry company Smyril Line. The ferry ride takes two days.

You leave Hirtshals in North Jutland Tuesday mornings and arrive in Seyðisfjörður on Thursday mornings. 

The ride to Iceland takes here a little longer than three days. The ship departs from Hirtshals and reaches Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland.

Ferries dock at Seydisfjordur port in the east of Iceland. If you travel by car, you link up with the rest of the island via route 1, or the ring road which runs around the Island, connecting the major cities and the capital Reykjavik.

By car from Seyðisfjörður

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

See also: Getting around in Iceland

See more: Travel Guide about Iceland 

About the Ferry M/S Norröna

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

The Norröna operates year-round on a schedule that varies with the season. The high season covers 11 weeks 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.

See also: Getting around in Iceland