The register of port charges for the Port of Akureyri (Hafnasamlag Norðurlands bs.) is compiled in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of the Port Act No. 61/2003.

Art. 2

When port charges are determined, they shall be based on the gross tonnage of ships in accordance with international tonnage certificate published according to the specifications of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships from 1969.

Art. 3

Port charges shall be paid with regard to all ships that enter the harbour area and receive harbour services.

Tonnage dues

ISK 20,33per GT (minimum fee 25.700 ISK)

Quay dues

ISK 10,00per GT for ships up to 15,000 GT
ISK 14,00per GT for ships over 15,000 GT

Boat dues for Grímsey, Grenivík and Hrísey

ISK 10.635per month, boats up to 10 GT
ISK 12.252 

per month, boats over 10 GT and up to 20 GT

ISK 15.120 per month, boats over 20 GT and up to 50 GT
ISK 20.685 per month, boats over 50 GT and up to 100 GT

Boat dues for Hofsbót and Torfunef

 for boat under 100 GRT. Ship over 100 GRT payes Tonnage dues and Quay dues
ISK 20.741 per month, boats up to 10 metres
ISK 23.980 per month, boats 10 to 15 metres
ISK 27.389 per month, boats 15 to 20 metres
ISK 34.210 per month, boats 20 to 25 metres
ISK 41.197 per month, boats 25 to 30 metres
ISK 51.365 per month, boats 30 to 40 metres

Yachts and pleasure boats

ISK 19.655 per week, water and electricity included. For shorter stays, the dues are ISK 3.780 per day

A special agreement may be concluded on payment for exclusive mooring of boats engaged in
commercial activities in Oddeyrarbót. For a private boat in tourist service at the surf breaker (outer

floating dock) the monthly fee is ISK 3.500 per meter of length, minimum fee is ISK 49.500. For

private tourist boats at the inner floating dock in Oddeyrarbót the monthly fee ISK 3.100 per metre of
length, minimum fee is ISK 45.000

All ships shall pay tonnage dues.

Quay dues apply to the start of each 24-hour period. Daily tonnage and quay dues can be collected from ships and boats up to 100 GT. These constitute 7% of monthly dues.

It is permitted to charge up to five times the normal docking fees for those boats and ships that have been docked for a long time and have not had a certificate of seaworthiness for at least 6 months.

It is permitted to charge up to three times the normal docking fees for those boats and ships that request long-term docking due to industries unrelated to fishing.

Art. 5

All goods unloaded off a ship, or loaded onto a ship, or loaded and unloaded from ship to ship, within the harbour limits, are subject to wharfage dues, with the exemptions stated below. The carrier shall submit a manifest and other related documents to the Port of Akureyri, which will be used to determine the wharfage dues.

Art. 6

For goods which, according to the ship’s manifest, are destined to foreign ports but are temporarily unloaded, wharfage dues shall only be charged when the goods are unloaded. Goods unloaded temporarily on account of damage to a ship are exempt from charges.

Art. 7

Wharfage dues are determined according to weight or value, including packing material and charged on each separate consignment. The ship’s manifest shall be used when determining the wharfage dues. The captain or ship’s agent shall submit a copy of the manifest to the Port of Akureyri.

Art. 8

If a manifest does not exist, the captain shall give a pledge to the Port of Akureyri confirming the type and quantity of goods unloaded or loaded on his ship. If the Port Director so decides, he/she may have the number of goods estimated as he/she deems fit. If the quantity proves to be greater than stated, the owner of the goods shall pay the extra cost.

Art. 9

If a consignment consists of more than one type of goods which are not itemised when submitted for the determination of wharfage dues, the type subject to the highest wharfage dues shall be used as a reference for charging.
Goods shall be classified in accordance with the wharfage due classification as follows:

Category 1ISK 460 per tonPetrol, fuel oils, coal, loose grain, salt, pumice, cement, asphalt, mineral products, fertilizer, hay and waste materials transported for recycling purposes.
Category 2ISK 577 per tonFish liver oil, fish meal, fish feed and fisheries products.
Category 3ISK 845 per tonHeavy articles such as pig iron and timber, steel, concrete reinforcement iron, house parts, building units, pipes, gypsum boards, electrical wires, metal cladding and insulation. Goods related to fishing operations, lubricating oils, agricultural products, and raw materials for industry and construction. Packed and canned foods, beverages and fruit. Rock wool, sheepskin, plastic fish containers, glass, and packaging.
Category 4ISK 2.279 per tonOther goods not specified in categories 1-3, such as machinery and spare parts. Textile products, clothing, rubber, home inventory, paper, furniture, cars, home appliances, office machines, motorcycles, bicycles, tires, boats, aeroplanes, propellers, measurement devices, musical instruments, watches, clocks, cameras, binoculars, wine and tobacco, candy, cosmetics and medicine.
Category 5Catch dues
  1. 1.27% of the total value of catch offloaded onto land or a ship within the harbour area, destined for processing or 
  2. transport, inc.
    fish and fry from fish farms. A charge of salted fish is applied to double its weight.
  3. 0.70% of the total value of freezer trawlers’ frozen catch in accordance with provisions of Act No. 88/2010. 
  4. The purchaser of the catch collects the dues from the vendor and is responsible for payment even if he/she has failed to collect from the vendor. Catch dues are to be settled at least once every month. On the sale of catches to related parties as provided for in the third paragraph of Article 3 of Act No. 13/1998 on the Directorate of Fresh Fish Prices and the Seamen’s and Vessel Owners’ Appeals Committee, the minimum amount taken into account shall be the exchange prices issued by the Directorate of Fresh Fish Prices.
Category 6Not collectedWharfage fees for ferry services through the ports of Grímsey and Hrísey.
Category 7CoastalOnly half of wharfage in each category is paid for products loaded and offloaded by regular coastal transport. The minimum dues in all categories is ISK 2.675 per tonne.


ISK 23.00per kWh to ships, boats, contractors and others
ISK 26.46per kWh to freezing containers together with site lease
ISK 25.70Electricity in Grímsey, Grenivík and Hrísey
ISK 5.155Electricity connection charge
ISK 12.350per hour for connections made outside normal working hours (a minimum call out is 4 hours)

Hot and cold water

ISK 398 per m3 of cold water
ISK 433 per m3 of hot water
ISK 5.900 Minimum charge
ISK 12.350per hour for connections made outside normal working hours (a minimum call out is 4 hours)


In accordance with regulation no. 125/2015 pertaining to sulphur content in liquid marine gas, all ships that are docked and can receive electricity must receive electricity from land. Ships that can be serviced in such a way are not permitted to run their light generators unless their docking period is less than 6 hours.

Dockworkers normally work between 08:00 and 16:00 every working day of the year. When their services are requested, they are charged for by the hour, but a minimum of 4 hours is always charged. For general dock services, the fee per hour is 8.604 ISK during normal working hours and 12.350 ISK for overtime hours. If more than one customer is being serviced during those hours the cost is divided in accordance with the services provided.

For overtime services in Hrísey and Grímsey, overtimes are charged from 17:00.

In accordance with port regulations of the Port of Akureyri (Hafnasamlag Norðurlands bs.), all vessels exceeding 100 m in length, except for Icelandic fishing vessels, are required to use the services of a harbour pilot when manoeuvring within ports which fall under the authority of the Port of Akureyri.

For piloting into the harbour, to a mooring point or anchorage, the charge is ISK 8.06 per gross tonne. For piloting from a mooring point or anchorage and out of the harbour, identical charges apply. Pilotage within the harbour is charged at half the above fee. Minimum piloting dues, however, are ISK 91.150. In accordance with Port Regulation No. 287/2005 with subsequent amendments, the Port Director is authorised to issue an exemption to the captain of a vessel required to take a pilot on board according to the above provision.

Pilotage to other ports is according to agreements reached in each case.

If a ship’s departure or relocation is repeatedly delayed for more than 30 minutes from the scheduled time, without giving the notice to dock authorities at least 2 hours in advance, it is permitted to charge an extra, minimal harbour toll.

Vessels of more than 15,000 GT, oil tankers and ships with a hazardous cargo must be escorted by a tugboat for assistance or safety.

The hourly rate for tugboat Seifur and Sleipnir assistance is based on the gross tonnage of the vessel, being ISK 14.04 per gross tonne.

The minimum charge per hour is ISK 94.610 for Seifur and ISK 68.305 for Sleipnir and Mjölnir. The maximum charge is ISK 398.000. The minimum time paid for assistance is one hour.

If a tug accompanies a vessel for safety reasons into or out of the harbour, half the above dues are payable.

Transfer of pilot: Fixed rate of ISK 60.100.

When a tug transports a pilot and also assists the vessel, the charge for the transfer of the pilot is cancelled.

If the sailing time for the tugboat Sleipnir is more than 1 hour to or from the service area, a charge of ISK 95.800 per hour.

The corresponding charge for tugboat Mjölnir is ISK 66.840 per hour and the corresponding charge for the tugboat, Seifur is ISK 113.000 per hour.

Mooring dues per person for each arrival/departure is ISK 16.997 based on the standard day rate. When overtime rates apply, the charge is ISK 32.193.

When a vessel is moored to a pier, at least one port employee must be onsite to receive it, although an exemption may be made from this rule in special cases.

A passenger fee is to be paid for each passenger of a tourist vessel and cruise ship. The fee is ISK 229. The Master, agent or owner of a passenger vessel must deliver information on the number of passengers to the port authorities for the collection of the fee.

Polluters must pay all cleaning costs due polluting accidents, according to laws against the pollution of the ocean and coasts. This can include the services of the Akureyri fire brigade, the services of the Port of Akureyri workers and charges for use of equipment and necessary chemicals for cleaning.

Upon arrival of vessels subject to the provisions of the Maritime Security Act No. 50/2004, the following dues are to be paid:

ISK 61.255Security dues (per arrival)
ISK 292Passenger security fee per passenger
ISK 8.604Security guard, standard day rate (per hour)
ISK 13.596Security guard, overtime rate (per hour)
ISK 0Cargo security dues

When the unloading of fish or cleaning of boats at the facilities in Sandgerðisbót have been finished, the boat must be moved immediately to the place the owner has procured for it. Failure to do so will result in a fine of 1.000 ISK. for each begun day at the pier.

A storage fee for containers/goods left on the quay for more than 48 hrs prior to loading or after unloading is 1.113 ISK per unit, for each day begun.

Storage charge for containers in a bonded area

ISK 562Storage charge for 20 foot container (per 24 hours)
ISK 1.215Storage charge for 40 foot container (per 24 hours)
ISK 1.670Storage charge for 20 foot freezer container (per 24 hours)
ISK 2.650Storage charge for 40 foot freezer container (per 24 hours)

Other site rents outside of bonded areas

ISK 11.865Container rent in unrestricted areas (per month)
ISK 252Site rent for areas with two-layered asphalt
ISK 166Site rent for areas with a single-layered asphalt
ISK 101Site rent for non-asphalted areas
ISK 83Site rent in other areas
ISK 26.315Rent a loader or truck for a day work together with a man, overtime rate ISK 31,000
ISK 54.820Rent for special fenders for vessels for every started 24 hours
ISK 82.815Rent for gangway for every started 24 hours

All site rent dues are per m2 per month

278 ISK General weighing of catch per ton
ISK 2.359Minimum for a weighing on a hook scale per weighing
ISK 3.275Lorries and inspection on weighbridge per weighing
ISK 2.457 5-15 weighing on weighbridge per month, per weighing
ISK 1.95816-30 weighing on weighbridge per month, per weighing
ISK 1.656>31 weighing on weighbridge per month, per weighing
ISK 1.205General weighing in Grimsey and Hrisey Islands

10% discount on art. 19 except electricity for people older than 67 and for people with disabilities.

ISK 17.555General mooring charge (per month) at timber piers
ISK 114.852 Mooring charge at (floating) pier (per year)  in Hjalteyri, Svalbarðseyri, Grenivík, Grímsey and Hrísey
ISK 138.052Mooring charge at (floating) pier (per year)
ISK 132.412
Mooring charge for floating pier no 1 in Sandgerðisbót,
ISK 6.713 Dry dock charge (per month)
ISK 26.46 Electricity cable to small boats (per 24 hours)
ISK 9.831 Area at piers for cleaning and maintenance small boats is 8,400 per week.  Minimum time is 1 week

10% discount on art. 19 except electricity for people older than 67 and for people with disabilities.

According to the Act on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures No. 33/2004 and Regulation No. 1200/2014, the Master of a vessel is responsible for ensuring that waste from the vessel is delivered to the port or a recognised service provider before leaving the port.  The Master, owner of the vessel or service provider must, without fail, prior to the vessel’s arrival in port, submit a completed form to the port stating the volume and type of waste brought on land.  Failure to do so can lead to the vessel being reported to the Environment Agency of Iceland.  A vessel requesting that Port of Akureyri accept delivery of waste must send notification to such effect with at least 48 hours’ notice prior to arrival in port.

All vessels to which the provisions of Article 11c of Act No. 33/2004 on Marine and Coastal Antipollution Measures apply shall pay as follows for waste disposal:

  1. Waste dues: On the arrival of the vessel to port, vessel shall pay ISK 0,45 per GT. These fees shall cover the port’s supervision and administration of the receipt of waste.  The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 6.577 and maximum dues is ISK 37.900
  2. Waste dues: The fee pursuant to item a may decrease if the environmental management, design, equipment, and operation of the vessel is such that the Master can provide evidence that less waste is generated on board. In such case, the fixed fee is ISK 0,23 per GT.
    Minimum dues according to this item is ISK 6.577 and maximum dues are ISK 37.900
  3. Waste dues: Ships and boats that arrive more than four times during the calendar year pay according to section b for their fifth arrival and for arrivals thereafter during the year. 
  4. Waste dues: Ships and boats that are less than 100 m in length, are not subject to pilotage and have a home port in the port of Akureyri shall pay a fixed monthly fee for the port’s surveillance and administration as regards the receipt of waste. The monthly dues are ISK 6.577 per month
  5. Disposal dues: On arrival at port, all vessels subject to Article 11 of Act No. 33/2004 are to pay a disposal fee irrespective of whether they unload waste on land.  The disposal fee is to cover the cost of disposal of waste that is unloaded on land.
    1. Passenger vessels longer than 60 metres shall pay ISK 1,59 per GT. The fee is based on the following waste volume:
    2. Passenger vessel less than 30.000 GT: 5m3
    3. Passenger vessel from 30,000 to 100,000 GT: 10m3
    4. Passenger vessels more than 100,000 GT: 15m3
    5. Other vessels pay ISK 2,30 per GT. The fee is based on 5m3 of waste. 
  6. According to item h, payment must be affected for waste that exceeds the above criteria.  Ships and boats that are less than 60 m in length and have a home port in the port of Akureyri are subject to a special agreement which takes account of, among other things, laws, and regulations on the delivery of waste. The minimum fee according to this item is ISK 40.506. 
  7. Disposal dues: If a vessel seeks the services of a recognised entity for the disposal of waste, such vessel may receive a refund of the imposed disposal fee according to item e, provided that a receipt from the receiving entity together with correct information on the volume disposed of is submitted.  The condition for the refund of costs is that the receipt of the receiving entity is submitted to Port of Akureyri within 48 hours of the vessel’s departure. 
  8. According to Arcicle 11 of Act No. 1200/2014, the Environment Agency of Iceland can grant vessels on scheduled routes, which regularly dock in the ports and provide evidence of delivery of waste and payment of fees in each port on the route in question, an exemption from the delivery of waste.  A Master or owner of a vessel who has been granted an exeption from the Environment Agency of Iceland as regards the disposal of waste or submission of notifications must present a valid confirmation to such effect. 
  9. Vessels that are exempt from payment obligations pursuant to item 1 of the second paragraph of Article 17 and Article 11© of the Harbour Act, must pay for the harbour‘s acceptance and disposal of general waste.  The port‘s minimum fee for the receipt of waste is ISK 12.573 per cubic metre, and the minimum fee to be paid is for one cubic metre.  In the event that the port is responsible for the receipt of hazardous waste or special waste involving greater cost than that of general waste, the party must pay any resulting cost. 

Maintenance fees in the small boats are ISK 355 per month.

If charges are not paid by due date, the port reserves the right to add late payment interest to the arrears according to article 6 of laws 38/2001 on interests and indexation.

Captain, owner, ship agent or possessor of ship shall be responsible for payment of charges owed to Port of Akureyri on account of the ship. At arrival in port, the captain is obliged to provide the Port Director with information about the ship in accordance with par. 5, art. 33 of ordinance 326/2004 on port matters, and submit ship’s certificate of registry if requested by Port Director, in case of insufficient information from captain. Port authorities may place a lien on such certificates until charges are paid. Delays and damages resulting from such procedures are entirely the responsibility of the debtor of overdue debts.

Payment of overdue debts must be completed before ship’s departure from port, and a captain cannot expect service from district magistrate or directorate of customs unless he/she can provide a certificate from Port Director that he/she has paid all due debts to the port.

Wharfage dues are paid for all goods that are offloaded, delivered, or transported, one way or other, inside port boundaries. Wharfage dues are determined before ship’s departure unless otherwise agreed. Wharfage dues are the responsibility of carrier and delivery without payment of wharfage dues are their responsibility.

If goods are loaded from one ship to another, the wharfage dues are payable by the offloading party.

Wharfage dues from goods arriving in port become due when the ship carrying said goods has arrived in port, and wharfage dues from goods transported from the port are due when the goods have been loaded onto the ship. Delivery of goods by captain and ship’s salesman is prohibited until dues have been paid.

All charges herein are shown excluding VAT.
Akureyri, December 13th, 2024

Pétur Ólafsson, Port Director      
Inga Dís Sigurðardóttir Chairman of the Board of Port of Akureyri