Patreksfjordur joins Cruise Europe

2021-11-26T15:37:16+00:00 November 26th, 2021|Ports|

Patreksfjordur is a new cruise destination in the Westfjords of Iceland.

It is the largest town in the Southern Westfjords and the westernmost town of Europe, predominantly a fishing town with various services and public administration, Cruise Europe said.

The town is rich in commercial and cultural history, the birthplace of many well-known artists and a base for English, French and German fishermen, merchants, and naval seafarers in the early days, explained Gunnthorunn Bender, general manager Westfjords Adventures.

Two small ships can berth alongside simultaneously at the pier of 230 m in length. The width of the entrance canal is 40 m at low tide, while the depth at low tide is 5.8 m. The height of the pier above water is 6 m at low tide and 2 m at high tide.

However, all cruise ships can anchor off the port. It takes tender boats around five to10 minutes to reach the port, which is about 10 minutes walk from the town.

Patreksfjordur port provides general harbour services, such as wharf space or anchorages for ships and boats, pilotage, potable water and electricity, as well as waste disposal services