The register of port charges for the Port of Akureyri (HafnasamlagNorðurlands 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.


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 quantity 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 1

ISK 382 per tonne

Petrol, fuel oils, coal, loose grain, salt, pumice, cement, asphalt, mineral products, fertiliser, hey and waste materials transported for recycling purposes.

Category 2

ISK 479 per tonne

Fish liver oil, fish meal, fish feed and fisheries products.

Category 3

ISK 701 per tonne

Heavy 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, raw materials for industry and construction. Packed and canned foods, beverages and fruit. Rock wool, sheepskin, plastic fish containers, glass, packaging.

Category 4

ISK 1,892 per tonne

Other 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, tyres, boats, aeroplanes, propellers, measurement devices, musical instruments, watches, clocks, cameras, binoculars, wine and tobacco, candy, cosmetics and medicine.

Category 5

Catch dues

  1. 1.27% of total value of catch offloaded onto land or a ship within harbour area, destined for processing or transport, inc. fish and fry from fish farms. Charge of salted fish is applied to double its weight.
  2. 0.70% of the total value of freezer trawlers’ frozen catch in accordance with provisions of Act No. 88/2010. 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 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 6

Not collected

Wharfage fees for ferry services through the ports of Grímsey and Hrísey

Category 7


Only half of wharfage in each category is paid for products loaded and offloaded by regular coastal transport. Minimum dues in all categories is ISK 2,500  per tonne.




ISK 18.40

per kWh to ships, boats, contractors and others

ISK 21.75

per kWh to freezing containers together with site lease

ISK 21.35

Electricity in Grímsey, Grenivík and Hrísey

ISK 4,100


ISK 9.900

per hour for connections made outside normal working hours (a minimum call out is 4 hours)


Hot and cold water


ISK 330

per m3 of coldwater

ISK 360

per m3 of hotwater

ISK 4,900


ISK 9,900

per 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 6.900 ISK during normal working hours and 9.900 ISK for overtime hours. If more than one customer is being serviced during those hours the cost is divided in accordance with 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 (HafnasamlagNorðurlands 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 6.78 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 75.000. 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 ships departure or relocation is repeatedly delayed for more than 30 minutes from the scheduled time, without giving 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 11,55 per gross tonne.

The minimum charge per hour is ISK 77,800for Seifur and ISK 56,200for Sleipnir and Mjölnir. The maximum charge is ISK 326,900. 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 49,500

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

Sailing time of tugboat Sleipnirin excess of 1 hour to or from service area is subject to a charge of ISK 78,800 per hour.

Corresponding charge for tugboat Mjölnir is ISK 54,995per hour and for corresponding charge for tugboat Seifur is ISK 92,400 per hour.

Mooring dues per person for each arrival/departure is ISK 13,625 based on standard day rate. When overtime rates apply, the charge is ISK 25,500
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 188. 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 50,425

Security dues (per arrival)

ISK 240

Passengersecurityfee per passenger

ISK 6,900

Security guard, standard dayrate (per hour)

ISK 10,900

Security guard, overtimerate (per hour)




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 1000 kr. 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 990 ISK per unit, for each day begun.



Storage charge for containersin a bondedarea

ISK 466

Storage charge for 20 foot container (per 24 hours)

ISK 1,012

Storage charge for 40 foot container (per 24 hours)

ISK 1,386

Storage charge for 20 footfreezer container

(per 24 hours)

ISK 2,202

Storage charge for 40 footfreezer container

(per 24 hours)



Other siterentsoutside of bondedareas

ISK 9,765

Container rentinunrestrictedareas (per month)

ISK 205

Site rent for areas with two-layeredasphalt

ISK 135

Site rent for areas with a single-layeredasphalt

ISK 81

Site rent for non-asphaltedareas

ISK 67

Site rentin other areas

ISK 20,900

Rent a loaderortruck for a dayworktogether with a man, overtimerateISK 25,900

ISK 46,000

Rent for special fenders for vessels for everystarted 24 hours


Allsiterentdues are per m2 per month



ISK 228

General weighing of catch per tonne

ISK 1,940

Minimum for a weighing on a hook scale per weighing

ISK 2,719

Lorries and inspection on weighbridge per weighing

ISK 2,040

5-15 weighings on weighbridge per month, per weighing

ISK 1,625

16-30 weighings on weighbridge per month, per weighing

ISK 1,375

>31 weighings on weighbridge per month, per weighing

ISK 990

Gereral weighing in Grimsey and Hrisey Islands


10% discount on art. 19 exeptelectrisity for people olderthan 67 and for people with disabiltity.


ISK 15,000

General mooring charge (per month) at timber piers

ISK 98,132

Mooring charge at (floating) pier (per year)  inHjalteyri, Svalbarðseyri, Grenivík, Grímsey and Hrísey

ISK 117,956

Mooring charge  at (floating) pier (per year)

ISK 113,137

Mooring charge for  floating pier no 1 in Sandgerðisbót,

ISK 5,738

Dry dock charge (per month)

ISK 150

Electricity cable to small boats (per 24 hours)

ISK 8,400

 Area at piers for cleaning and maintenance small boats is 8,400 per week.  Minimum time is 1 week


10% discount on art. 19 exeptelectrisity for people olderthan 67 and for people with disabiltity.

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 0.42 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 5,841 and maximum dues is ISK 35,773.


  1. 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 In such case, the fixed fee is ISK 0.21 per GT.
    Minimum dues according to this item isISK 5,841 and maximum dues are ISK 20,398.


  1. 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.


  1. 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 5,841 per month.


  1. 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.


Passenger vessels longer than 60 metres shall pay ISK 1,58 per GT. The fee is based on the following waste volume:

Passenger vessel less than 30.000 GT: 5m3

Passenger vessel from 30,000 to 100,000 GT: 10M3

Passenger vessels more than 100,000 GT: 15m3

Other vessels pay ISK 2,20 per GT. The fee is based on 5m3 of waste.


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 38,873.


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Vessels that are exempt from paymentobligationspursuanttoitem 1 of thesecondparagraph of Article 17 andArticle 11© of theHarbourAct, mustpay for theharbour‘sacceptanceanddisposal of generalwaste. The port‘sminimumfee for thereceipt of waste is ISK 12,066 per cubicmetre, andtheminimumfeetobepaid is for onecubicmetre.  Intheevent that theport is responsible for thereceipt of hazardouswasteorspecialwasteinvolvinggreatercostthan that of generalwaste, thepartymustpay any resultingcost.

Maintenance fees in the small boats are ISK 311 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, 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, november 11th  2020


Pétur Ólafsson, Port Director

Þorsteinn Hlynur Jónsson Chairman of theBoard of Port of Akureyri