Hafnarfjordur: 64°04.14 N 21°58.36 W

Just as Iceland is covered in Ice, Hafnarfjordur (“Harbour Fjord”) is a harbour. This town has been proud of its heritage as an excellent natural harbour since the 1300s. Hafnafjordur is home to Thytur sailing club, a long established sailing club, welcomingly hosts cruising boats on its moorings and pontoons and has often hosted boats over the Icelandic winter time for long periods.

Thytur sailing club: Established in the 70s, Thytur is the town’s premier sailing club with showers, toilets, a workshop with tools and many friendly, helpful faces. Thytur often hosts keelboat sailing, dinghy training and kayaking.

Source: Navionics ChartViewer

Thytur’s Facilities: When facing South, Thytur’s facilities can be found on the left pontoons of Hafnarfjordur harbour. The Pontoons can supply 230V electricity and running cold fresh water. Thytur also has mooring balls, should they be required. The club has a washing machine and lines to dry clothes inside the club. Gas is available in local automotive fuel stations, the nearest one being approximately 1KM from the club house.

Website: https://www.sailing.is/

Email: sailing@sailing.is

Harbor Master: +354 825-2303 (VHF Channel 14)

Harbor website: https://www.hafnarfjardarhofn.is/is/eng/rate-and-prices

Local Companies:

Trefjar: Within the same harbour you will find Trefjar. Should you wish to be hauled out, Trefjar offers crane services and also offers glass fibre materials for repairs. https://trefjar.is

Isfell: Situated in Hafnafjordur, Isfell offers marine supplies, such as fenders, marine clothing, ropes and other chandlery. https://isfell.is


The local area has plenty of bars, supermarkets, shops, banks and bakeries. There are also gyms and swimming pools, where you can take a shower and a long warm soak in geothermally heated water. The nearest convenience store to Thytur boat club is a short 400 meter walk away, so you won’t struggle if you forget to buy jam for your breakfast.

Source : Thytur Sailing Club – Google Maps

Local Transport: This small town is home to 25000 residents and has access to modern public transport with short bus rides into the capital Reykjavik. It is possible to board a bus to the airport from near the harbour.

Prevailing Conditions:

Wind: Prevailing SE-SW

Tides: Tidal variation is up to 4.5 Meters with an Average Spring tide of 3.9 meters, neap tide of 1.5 meters.