Shipment of tourist vehicles

The RoRo vessel MV MYKINES operates weekly between the Dutch port of Rotterdam and the Icelandic port Thorlakshöfn, close to Reykjavik. Thereby Smyril Line offers an additional possibility to ship vehicles to Iceland. The port of Thorlakshöfn is just about 30 kilometers away from Reykjavik.

This service is offered throughout the year.

While your vehicle is on the way to Iceland, arrival within only four days, you can travel to Iceland by plane on any date of your convenience and pick up your vehicle in Thorlakshöfn. See the website for information on public transport in Iceland. 


Dep. from Rotterdam: MON at 24:00 CET
Arr. in Thorlakshöfn: FRI at 06:00 CET

Dep. from Thorlakshöfn: FRI at 23:00 CET
Arr. in Rotterdam: MON at 18:00 CET

Outward journey

Delivery in Rotterdam: FRI before 15:00 CET 
Pick up in Thorlakshöfn: FRI 17:00 to 19:00 CET

Please note that we kindly ask you to call +354 470 2807 prior to arrival to Thorlakshöfn in order to confirm that the vehicle has been cleared by the Customs Authorities.

Return journey

Delivery in Thorlakshöfn: Latest FRI at 12:00 CET
Pick up in Rotterdam: Weekdays at 07:00 to 15:00

Custom formalities will be handle for you by Smyril Line Cargo.

If you decide on a shipment with Smyril Line, your vehicle will not be shipped in a container, instead it will simply be driven onboard MV Mykines, using it’s RoRo ramp. 

For more information and booking please send an e-mail to or call us on +354 4702800.



Important information

Book your shipment directly at Smyril Line.
Bookings have to be made no later than two weeks in advance.
For booking requests please send an email to
Booking reference has to be made and shown when vehicles are delivered either in Rotterdam or Thorlakshofn.


For booking the following information is required:

Requested dates of shipment
Type of vehicle and registration number
Length, width, height and weight of vehicle
Name and address (street, post code, town and country), telephone number and email of the vehicle owner
Copy of the vehicle registration papers
Copy of the passport of the owner of the vehicle
Name of vehicle collector and copy of ID card or passport
Estimated time and date of delivery / collection
E9 form (fill out, sign and send to Smyril Line) and keep a copy of the E9 form in your car

For export and import of tourist cars to and from Iceland, the insurance-card and registration document is needed. The insurance needs to cover transport and driving in Iceland. Transport insurance is not included in the rates, we advise you to buy transport insurance at your insurance company.

All tourist cars/caravans/motorcycles coming from Rotterdam with the cargo vessel Mykines to Þorlákshöfn need to be customed cleared for temporary import to Iceland. It is therefore VERY important that you provide Smyril Line with ALL required information and documents upon booking, also the E9 form (see the list of required information above). Please note that if the customs in Iceland do not have all required information and documents, the vehicle cannot be relased in Iceland.  

Please note that it is not allowed to have alcohol, medicine or other dutiable goods in the vehicle. This is considered a violation of custom regulations and would hinder or prevent the customs clearance and thus the acquisition of the vehicle in the port. 

It is not allowed to import any goods in the car unless directly related to the trip, such as luggage. A packing list of what is inside the car is required – see packing list form.

Parking prices

In case your prefer to deliver your vehicle earlier or pick it up later, safe parking is available in Rotterdam as well as in Thorlakshöfn. 

4 days for free - after that € 3 per day

1 week for free - after that € 2 per day

Broekman Distriport
Mannheimweg 3
3197 LR, Rotterdam-Botlek
The Netherlands
Port Number landside: 5116C


Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07.00-11.30 / 12.30-15.00

Map pick up Thorlakshofn

Smyril Line Cargo office
815 Þorlákshöfn

Tel: +354 4702816 / +354 7731860


Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 08.30-16.30
Friday: 08.30-19.00

Terms of payment

For reservations made more than 30 days prior to departure, the first rate of 25% of the price, however a minimum of € 400, is payable to Smyril Line at the time of the booking. The remainder is payable to Smyril Line no later than 30 days prior to departure.

For reservations made less than 30 days prior to departure, the full amount is payable to Smyril Line at the time of the reservation.

The date of payment receipt is decisive. In the event of failure to comply with these regulations, Smyril Line reserves the right to cancel reservations and to retain fees in accordance with the terms of cancellation.


Terms of cancellation

Cancellations made up to 31 days prior to departure the first rate minus an administration fee of 10% of the price of the journey will be refunded.

Cancellations made between 30 and 15 days prior to departure result in forfeiture of 50% of the price of the journey.

Cancellations made between 14 and 7 days prior to departure result in forfeiture of 75% of the price of the journey.

Cancellations made less than 7 days prior to departure result in forfeiture of 100% of the price of the journey.


Terms for sea transport is controlled by various rules:

Terms of transport (FAS applies) 'Free Alongside Ship':


Happy customers

  • ‘My wife and I we would like to thank you and the whole Smyril Line organisation for the perfect service ....’

    By Frank and Martje De Smet-Van der Pluym
    6. September 2017
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    By Frank and Martje De Smet-Van der Pluym

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