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London to Iceland by Ferry


The Journey

Iceland is not the easiest place to get to, whether that be by air or overland. The best way to travel overland between the UK and Iceland is by one train and two ferry trips. If you are tempted to brave this journey, be aware that it certainly isn't the shortest of trips; taking a total of 4 nights. Saying that however, if you have the time to spare, the reduced stress of avoiding the airport, and having time to yourself at sea could be worth considering.

The journey starts in London, with a train journey from London's Liverpool Street Station to Harwich International. You will need to catch a service that gets you to the ferry terminal in time for the 16.00 ferry check-in opening time.

Once you arrive at Harwich, you will need to check in (either as a foot passenger or with your vehicle) before boarding the ferry. The crossing takes around 19 hours in total, and you will have reserved a cabin when booking your ticket. There is plenty to do onboard during the crossing (to find out more, click on the Harwich - Esbjerg route link below).

On arrival in Esbjerg at 13.00, you will need to make your way to Hirtshals, which is in the north of the country. Depending on what time of year you are travelling in, you may need to spend a night in Denmark before boarding the ferry the following day (view the route details below for more information). On-board, you will once again find your cabin. This will be your home away from home for the next 3 nights, so get settled in! Fortunately, there is plenty to do on board, as detailed on the route page found below.

The ferry arrives in Seydisfiordur 3 nights later, unless you choose to stop over in The Faroe Islands.. Depending on where you want to go in Iceland you will need to drive or catch a bus to your chosen destination. Seyðisfjörður is a 7 or 8 hour drive from Reykjavík by car, or 8 or 9 hours by bus. It is possible to catch public transport from the ferry terminal to the city, but this involves a one-night stopover in Akureyri. More information on these public transport options can be found at www.dice.is or www.bsi.is.


Tickets for this route must be booked separately. Theoretically, you should be able to make this journey for around €130 one-way; not bad considering the distance covered!

Use the link below to book your ferry tickets.

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