Isafjodur lies at the end of Skutulsfjörður - - which is a fjord within a fjord. In order to reach Skutulsfjörður, cruise ships have to travel some 80 km up the Ísafjarðardjúp fjord. Towering rock cliffs and snow-capped mountains make it a spectacular journey.
It is a fine natural harbor, protected by the surrounding cliffs. At one time, it was homeport for a large fishing fleet. Small commercial fishing boats still can be seen tied up along the harborside.
Isafjordur is the third busiest cruise port in Iceland. The town has two quays capable of handling small cruise ships. These are in the town itself and thus are within walking distance of the town's attractions.
Medium-size (and above) cruise ships anchor in the fjord and passengers are tendered ashore. The tenders arrive and depart from a dock close to the cruise ship quays.
There is no cruise terminal building. There is an information kiosk by the quays and about 250 meters away is the tourist information office with telephones and internet.
Above: Silver Wind docked in Isafjordur.
Below: Queen Elizabeth tendering in Isafjordur.
Cruise destination profile - Isafjordur, Iceland- cruise port