‘Must’ call for cruise ships
Iceland is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the North Atlantic and Reykjavík, its biggest port and leading centre of tourism, is a ‘must’ call for cruise passengers.
Most of the cruise ships calling Reykjavík are on itineraries from Europe or North America. The port also handles transatlantic ‘repositioning’ cruise calls and is a turnround port for some regional cruises.
Reykjavík can accommodate even the largest ships cruising the North Atlantic. They berth at Skarfabakki, a deepwater multipurpose quay in the Sundahöfn, a [??15-minute??] drive from the city centre. The quay is 450 metres long with 12.0 metres depth alongside. One large cruise ship and one smaller cruise ship can berth simultaneously.
Smaller cruise ships up to 170 metres in length can berth at Miðbakki, in the Old Harbour, just a five-minute walk from the city centre. This gives passengers the romantic thrill of arriving in the picturesque Old Harbour with its majestic backdrop of steel-blue water and grey-green mountains.