To Iceland in the winter

MS Norröna sails to Iceland the whole year - also in the winter time

Iceland is a very exciting country to visit, not only in the summer period, but it is also a fantastic place to visit in the winter time. MS Norröna departs from Hirtshals in Denmark to Seyðisfjørður every Saturday. On the way to Iceland the ferry will stop in the Faroe Islands for 9 hours on Monday, from five o'clock in the morning until two o'clock in the afternoon. For these hours you have the opportunity to go ashore in Tórshavn and do some seightseeing before you continue to Iceland. It is also possible to spend a week or more in the Faroe Islands before continuing to Iceland. Departure from the Faroes is every Monday afternoon and arrival in Iceland is on Tuesday at nine in the morning. 


Seyðisfjörður is located on the east coast of Iceland and is the landing place for our ferry MS Norröna from Europe. East Iceland is rich in history and culture, from early settlement to the present. In every fjord, farm or village, even in the most remote highlands, history reveals itself either in the form of museum, ruins or other historical sites. The east coast of Iceland is also home to the country's largest forest, lush farmlands and a range of small fjords and islands. For more information please visit the Visit Iceland website here or Visit East Iceland here.


The winter in Iceland can be rough, however visiting Iceland in the winter can also be a beautiful experience. One of Iceland's main attractions in the winter are the Northern Lights, also called the Aurora Borealis. This spectacular phenomenon is to be seen between September and April, and the best chance to see the Aurora is outside populated areas, especially away from bright lights. If you want to check the Aurora forecast you can visit this page here.   


If you need accommodation in Iceland we will be glad to take care of this for you. For prices and booking please send an e-mail to or call us on +298 345900.


Important: If you are traveling with a vehicle to Iceland in the winter period it is very important to have good winter tires.


Useful links:


Winter trips to Iceland

Winter trips to Iceland

See terms and conditions regarding the sailing to Iceland in the winter season.


Winter trips to Iceland

Iceland in the winter

Aurora, geysir and more

How to drive in Iceland

Download the Sailing Schedule 2018

Download the Sailing Schedule 2019

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Arrival (local time)
Tórshavn . 17. Dec 10:00
Departure (local time)
Tórshavn . 17. Dec 14:00
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Seyðisfjørð . 18. Dec 09:00

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