Hafnarfjordur is Iceland’s third-largest town with a port that is capable of accommodating three berth luxury cruise ships and this summer, the cruise ship schedule includes a visit from the magnificent Le Boreal.
Le Boreal is a custom-built cruise ship that was launched in May, allowing for a 264-passenger capacity with “cleanship” standards. This includes an advanced positioning system that keeps it in the same offshore location without having to drop anchor, preventing damage to the seabeds surrounding Iceland.
Mar Sveinbjornsson, CEO of the Port of Hafnarfjordur explained, “Passengers aboard the Le Boreal will be in for a treat as before docking in Hafnarfjordur, the cruise ship will pass close by the Iceland volcano, giving passengers an excellent view from a safe distance.”
Once passengers have arrived in Hafnarfjordur there are numerous activities, events and tours in and around the surrounding area. The Golden Circle tour is a favourite, visiting Thingvellir, Geysir and Gullfoss. The geothermal area of Krysuvik is also located just 20 minutes away, as well as the world renowned Blue Lagoon Spa.
Furthermore, between the 11th and 20th June, the annual Viking Festival takes place involving viking enthusiasts from all around the world participating in the various activities and events for all the family to enjoy. The annual ‘Bjartir Dagar’ festivities also takes place between the 2nd and 6th June with numerous concerts and events taking place in downtown Hafnarfjordur.