Ferry to Iceland

This ferry route with Smyril Line is the only way to bring your own 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.

The route is from Denmark -> Faroe Island -> Iceland (and back).


Schedule from June to September

Between June to August, you can travel from Hirtshals in Denmark to Seydisfjordur in Iceland with the Faroese ferry company Smyril Line. The ferry ride takes 2 days.

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


Schedule between September to May 

The ride to Iceland takes here a little longer than 3 days. The ship departs Saturday afternoon from Hirtshals and reaches Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland on Tuesday morning.

Ferries dock at Seydisfjordur port is in the east of Iceland. If you travelling by car then 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 more: Travel Guide about Iceland 

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 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