Reykjavík is the nation’s capital and main hub in almost every sense of the word. It is the closeness to nature that makes Reykjavík truly special. Surrounded on three sides by the sea and dutifully watched over by the kindly but imposing hulk of Mount Esja, visitors are constantly reminded that this city lies on the edge of a grandiose, yet far from uniform, land.

Situated on a peninsula, the visitor is never far from the sea in Reykjavík. The old wooden buildings and fishing village atmosphere of the old town only serve to enhance that sensory connection with the city’s history. It is tempting to describe Reykjavík as the modern capital trying to squeeze into the ancient fishing village, but in reality the rapid expansion of the city has left the ancient fishing village struggling to remain the focus of the modern capital.

Reykjavík offers an exceptionally wide variety of museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas, as well as a lake in the city centre, parks and scuplture gardens. It also has shopping down to a fine art; its main shopping street is an odd but pleasing mix of local and international names in the fashion world, as well as gift shops, art shops and much more. Some of Reykjavík´s biggest claims to fame are its pleasant cafés, its crazy nightlife and its bewildering array of world-class restaurants. All year round visitors can enjoy a multitude of various events and festivals.

Every season has its own unique charm; the summer brings 24 hours of daylight, while winter ushers in the beautiful Northern Lights. Enjoy all the natural treasures that Reykjavík and its surroundings have to offer.

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Discover Reykjavík
Reykjavík is a paradise of possibilities, offering an impressive collection of interesting attractions and places of historic significance.
Recommended landmarks for visitors: Harpa concert and conference centre, Solfar Sun Voyager, Viðey, Reykjavík City Hall, Hallgrímskirkja and Perlan.
Golden Circle
The Golden Circle is one of the most popular tours in Iceland.
The tour covers the island’s three major attractions.
First is Thingvellir, which is the national park of Iceland, where the American and Eurasian tectonic plates are pulling apart at a rate of a few centimetres per year.
The second location is Geysir, the famous geothermal area with hot springs.
The third attraction is one of Iceland ’s most beautiful and powerful waterfalls, Gullfoss.
Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa, located in a lava field in the south west of Iceland.
The scenery around the Blue Lagoon is stunning.
The lagoon is filled with naturally heated geothermal water and is rich with minerals, which you can apply to your skin.
If you want to relax and enjoy yourself, the Blue Lagoon is the right place to go.
Whale watching
Around Iceland, various different whale species can be seen.
Enjoy watching the wildlife in its natural environment.
PilotYes, compulsory
Tidal movement4.5 m
Miðbakki No. 231-2
Length170 m
Draft8 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restrictions
Skarfabakki no. 312-315
Length335 m
Draft11.5 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restrictions
Kornbakki No. 411-412
Length250 m
Draft7.8 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restriction
Sundabakki no. 421-423
Length205 m
Draft7.8 m
Air draftNo restrictions
BeamNo restrictions
Type of bottomGravel / mud
Minimum depth13 m
Distance from anchorage to tender pier0.8 nautical miles / 1500 m
Waste handlingYes
Fresh waterYes
Pilot channel12
Emergency channel16
Medical emergency112
ISPS approvedYes
Ship tendersN/A
Crew facilitiesNo
Shuttle servicesYes
Excursion busesYes
Public transportationNo
Rental carsAvailable
Terminal building for passengersNo
Tourist informationYes
Local currencyISK
Currency exchangeIn city centre
ATMIn city centre
Internet accessYes
Guide serviceYes
City mapsYes
Public telephonesYes
City centreMiðbakki 500 m and Skarfabakki 4 km
Airport50 km International / 5 km domestic

Contact info

Visiting addressTryggvagötu 17
Contact personErna Kristjánsdóttir
Mobile+354 665 8766
Fax+354 525 8990
WebsitePort of Rekjavík