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Ferry to Iceland

Most booked ferries to and from Iceland

Hirtshals-Seydisfjördur

Denmark ⇔ Iceland
2 days
Once per week
From: 565,00

Seydisfjordur-Torshavn

Iceland ⇔ Faroe Islands
20 Hours
Once per week
From: 220,00
1 smyril line ferry to iceland

Hirtshals-Seydisfjördur

If you want to take the ferry to Iceland you will be departing from Hirtshals. From there your first stop (6 hours) is Torshavn on the Faroe Islands and from there you sail on to Seydisfjördur in Iceland, about once a week all year round the MS Norrona sails on this particular route
From: 565,00
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How to get to Iceland by ferry

When traveling by boat to Iceland you'll board a special trip that departs from Denmark. The crossing can be combined with a visit to the Faroe Islands. Here you'll have a stopover.

We'll explain all options and you can use our unique ferry map.

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Map with all ferry routes to Iceland

There is only one ferry cruise crossing to Iceland. With this ferry you'll be leaving from the Hirtshals port, first, you travel to Torshavn on the Faroe Islands where there is a stopover and then you'll set sail all the way to Seyðisfjörður on the Eastern Fjords of Iceland. From here you can travel further inland.

Travel tip: keep an eye on the weather in Iceland

Iceland is known for its ever-changing weather so make sure to dress accordingly. Wear layers of clothing, make sure to pack waterproof shoes, and don't always trust the long-term weather forecast. Things can change rather fast!

Ferry from Denmark to Iceland

The crossing to Iceland starts in Hirtshals, Denmark. From here you sail in 38 to 40 hours to the town of Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. The ship will dock here for a few hours.

From Torshavn, the boat departs further in the direction of Iceland. The arrival is on the east side of the island of Iceland in the town of Seyðisfjörður.

The crossing to Iceland will normally take about 66 hours in total, or three and a half days.

Slow travel to Iceland

The crossing to Iceland is a perfect form of slow travel. You can take full advantage of the longer travel time to relax and enjoy the facilities on board. In addition to serving as a ferry, the boat is also often booked as a North Atlantic Cruise. So concerning the facilities on board: it's a comfortable crossing.

The crossing is therefore more like a cruise than the simpler and shorter ferry routes. There is enough comfort in your cabin and on the ferry, there is also more than enough to do and plenty to see. However: do bring a few good books with you!

Denmark ⇔ Iceland

1 smyril line ferry to iceland

Seydisfjordur-Torshavn

If you want to take the ferry to Faroe Islands from Iceland you will be departing from the Seydisfjrodur located at the east coast of Iceland. The ferry sails to Faroe Islands in about 20 hours, the crossing is a night crossing so after boarding you'll spend a night on board the MS Norrona before arriving the next day in either Torshavn or Iceland.
From: 220,00
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2 smyril line ferry to iceland

Hirtshals-Seydisfjördur

If you want to take the ferry to Iceland you will be departing from Hirtshals. From there your first stop (6 hours) is Torshavn on the Faroe Islands and from there you sail on to Seydisfjördur in Iceland, about once a week all year round the MS Norrona sails on this particular route
From: 565,00
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Travelling to and staying in Iceland

About Seyðisfjörður

The ferry port in Iceland

The terminus of the ferry is the small town of Seyðisfjörður. This is located on the east side of Iceland and is known for its old wooden houses. The surroundings of Seyðisfjörður are very beautiful, but many people will choose to travel to the west coast of Iceland. There are more sights and more things to do, like visiting the capital for instance.

In Seyðisfjörður there are a few hotels and a camping site. If you want to stay here after the arrival of the boat, it is wise to book this in time. This way you prevent them from being fully booked.

About Torshavn

The stopover at the Faroe Islands

Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. However, some people would rather call it a village, because there are not that many people living there.

You can walk straight into the center from the Ferry. For those who decide to stay longer, various excursions are possible. You can think of a bus tour around the island, a visit to classic houses, or a waterfall trip. But walking around and tasting the atmosphere is of course also very nice to do.

With own transport on the ferry to Iceland

Iceland is a beautiful country for a short vacation or a long weekend away. Thanks to this cruise ferry you can explore Iceland with your own transport. Whether that is a 4×4 or a camper or caravan.

Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to Iceland

When sailing to Iceland you'll probably be boarding the Smyril Line. Smyril Lines operates on the route from Denmark to Iceland. Via Hirtshals in Denmark, you will travel first to Torshavn (Faroer) and then to Seydisfjordur, the city on the East side of Iceland with the same name as the fjord it is located next to.

The cheapest way to travel to Iceland is probably by airplane. But the cruise ferry to Iceland is a one-of-a-kind trip which is also a Northern Atlantic cruise.

If you travel by car in peak season with 2 people this trip will cost you about € 625,- from Denmark to Iceland.

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