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Tonnage dues: ISK 10.95 per unit of measurement.

Hold dues shall be paid in relation to all shipping, ISK 10.95 per unit of measurement. However, the dues shall not be paid more often than twice a month.

Pier dues: ISK 5.25 per GT for every 24 hour.

Pier dues shall be paid on all vessels moored to a pier or quay. Pier dues are payable for a mooring period of every 24 hours begun. Fishing vessels shall not pay these dues more often than 26 times per month. It is permitted to charge hold or pier dues on fishing vessels and smaller boats in the form of monthly payments, ISK 71.50 per unit of measurement, on condition that the amount never goes below ISK 7.630 per month. In the case of boats below 20 gross tonnes, this amount, however, shall never be less than ISK 4.870 per month.

Yachts and pleasure boats which arrive in the port shall pay EUR 50 per visit.

Cargo dues

All goods landed from a ship, or loaded on a ship, or loaded and unloaded from ship to ship, within the harbour limits are liable for wharfage fees, with the exemptions stated later. The carrier shall submit a manifest and other related documents to Associated Icelandic Ports which will be used to determine the wharfage fees.


For goods which, according to the ship’s manifest, are destined to other domestic or foreign ports but are temporarily unloaded, wharfage fees shall only be charged when the goods are unloaded. Goods unloaded temporarily on account of damage to ship are exempt from charges.


Wharfage fees 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 fees. The captain or ship’s agent shall submit a copy of the manifest to AIP. If a manifest does not exist the captain shall give a pledge to AIP confirming the type and quantity of goods unloaded or loaded on his ship. If the Port Director so decides he may have the quantity of goods estimated as he deems fit.

If that quantity proves to be greater than stated, the owner of the goods shall pay for the extra charges.

If a consignment consists of more than one type of goods which are not stated separately when submitted for the determination of wharfage fees, the type liable for the highest wharfage fees shall be used as a reference for charging.


Goods shall be classified in accordance with AIP’s wharfage fee classification as follows:

Category 1: Dues ISK 220.00 per tonne:

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

Category 2: Dues ISK 270.00 per tonne:

Liver oil, fish meal, fish feed and fisheries products. 

Category 3: Dues ISK 420.00 per tonne:

Heavy articles suck as sacks, pig-iron and steel, goods related to fishing operations, lubricating oils, agricultural products, raw materials for industry and construction, packed and canned foodsand fruit.

Category 4: Dues ISK 1.150.00 per tonne:

Other goods which are not specified in categories 1-3.

Category 5: Catch dues 1.28%

Fish catches landed or loaded onto a vessel within the port area for processing or transportation, including fish or fry from aquaculture cages. The dues are calculated on the basis of the total value of the catch. Dues on the frozen catches of freezer trawlers and on fish from aquaculture are based on half the total value.

Dues on salted fish are based on double its weight and dues on fish in containers are calculated on the basis of estimated total value.

The purchaser of the catches shall provide the harbour master with a monthly written record of purchases, e.g. in the form of a copy of a record of catches compiled for the Icelandic Fishing Association. The dues on catches become payable as soon as the catch is landed. The purchaser of the catch collects the dues from the vendor and is responsible for payment even if he has failed to collect from vendor.

Catch dues are to be paid at maximum intervals of once every month.

Minimum dues in all categories are ISK 160

Water and electricity rates


Electricity per kwh to ships ISK 9.60

Electricity per kwh to ships ISK 9.60

Electricity at Grenivík per kwh  ISK 11.75

Electricity connection charge ISK 1.950

If connection is made outside of normal working hours, a special charge of ISK 4,065 per hour is applicable. If connection is made outside of normal working hours in Hrisey, a special charge of ISK 3,065 per hour is applicable. Minimum call-out charge is 4 hours.


Cold water ISK 205 per cubic metre

Minimum charge ISK 2,050

If connection is made outside of normal working hours, a special charge of ISK 4,065 per hour is applicable. If connection is made outside of normal working hours in Hrisey, a special charge of ISK 3,065 per hour is applicable. Minimum call-out charge is 4 hours.

Piloting dues

In accordance with the port regulations of the Port of Akureyri (Hafnarsamlag Norðurlands), all vessels exceeding 100 m in length, with the exception of Icelandic fishing vessels, are required to use the services of a harbour pilot when manoeuvring within the areas of ports which fall under the direction of the Port Association.

Piloting dues shall be paid according to the following tariff:

For piloting into the harbour, to a mooring point or anchorage, ISK 4.15 per gross tonne.

For piloting from mooring point or anchorage and out of the harbour, identical charges apply. For piloting within the harbour, half piloting dues are to be paid.

Minimum piloting dues, however, are ISK 17,500

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.

Piloting to other ports is according to a contract made for each occasion.

Tug services

The hourly rate for tug assistance is based on the gross tonnage of the vessel, being ISK 5.50 per gross tonne. Minimum charge per hour is ISK 25,000 and maximum charge is ISK 150,000. 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. Transportation of pilot: Fixed charge ISK 10.500

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

Floating dock and Slipway

Floating dock up to 5000 GT, Docking dues ISK 620,000, charge per 24 hours in floating dock ISK. 80,000

Slipway up to 1.000 GT, Docking dues ISK 500,000, charge per 24 hours in slipway ISK. 50,000

Slipway up to 100 GT, Docking dues ISK 150,000, charge per 24 hours in slipway ISK. 10,000

Passenger dues

Dues per passenger are ISK 0

Reception of vessels

Mooring charge per person is ISK 8,100 based on standard day rate. When overtime rates apply the charge is ISK 12,000.

When a vessel is moored to a pier, at least one port employee must be on location to receive it, although an exemption may be made from this rule in special cases.

Navigation Security Fees

Upon arrival of vessels which are covered by the provisions of the Navigation Security Act No. 50/2004 the following dues are to be paid:

Security fee per each arrival of vessel ISK 28,000

Security monitoring per security guard at standard day rate  ISK 2,950 per hour.

Security monitoring per security guard at overtime rate ISK 5,200 per hour.

Storage charge of containers in a bonded area

Storage charge of a 20 foot container for 24 hours ISK 260

Storage charge of a 40 foot container for 24 hours ISK 530

Storage charge of a 20 foot freezer container for 24 hours ISK 760 (Electricity included)

Storage charge of a 40 foot freezer container for 24 hours ISK 1,135 (Electricity included)

Site rents

Other site rents outside of bonded areas

Container rents in unrestricted areas shall be  ISK 3,700 per month.

Site rents shall be ISK 61 per square metre per month in fully finished areas.

Site rents shall be ISK 22 per square metre per month for other areas.

Weighing charges

 General weighing ISK 113 per tonne

 The lowest charge for an individual weighing on hook scales is ISK 965

 Lorries and inspection per turn on car scales ISK 1.500

Call-out between 17:00 and 08:00 on weekdays and during weekends is payable at the special rate of ISK 4,065 per hour. Call-out between 17:00 and 08:00 on weekdays and during weekends in Hrisey is ISK. 3,065. If overtime and call-out is performed for more than one party simultaneously the cost is divided. Minimum call-out is 4 hours.

Companies which have a home weighing licence and submit information on landed catches to HN which subsequently has to be recorded in Lóðsinn register shall pay a registration fee. The information is based on the calendar year.

1-10.000 tonnes ISK 19.35 per tonne

10.001-20.000 tonnes ISK 10.30 per tonne

Over 20.000 tonnes free of charge

Charges for small boats.

General mooring charge per year ISK 34,000

General mooring charge (70 years and above) per year ISK 17,000

Mooring charge at hardwood pier per year ISK 49,000

Mooring charge at floating piers per year ISK 71,500

Mooring charge for 1-6 month ISK 21,000

Dry dock charge per month ISK 2,500

Monthly charge for mooring at piers ISK 8,085

Electricity cable to small boats per day  ISK 50

Waste disposal charge

All ships arriving in harbour pay ISK 3,900 per visit

Vessels at mooring pay ISK 3,900 per month

Small boats pay ISK 2,350 per year

Collection and payment of dues

If charges are not paid on the due date, Port of Akureyri reserves the right to levy penalty interest on the amount due in accordance with Article 6 of Act No. 38/2001 on Interest Rates and Price Indexation.

The captain, owner and operator of a ship are responsible for payment of charges due to Port of Akureyri in connection with it. On entering the harbour, the captain is obliged to provide the Port Director with information on the ship in accordance with the provisions of Article 33, paragraph 5 of the Harbour Regulation No. 326/2004 and submit the ship’s Certificates of Nationality and Registration to him, if he requests them on account of inadequate information about it. The Port Director is entitled to retain the certificates until the dues are paid. Any resulting delays and damage are solely on the responsibility and at the expense of the payer of the dues.

Dues shall be paid before the ship departs from the harbour and a captain cannot expect to be provided with municipal or customs services for his ship except on presentation of documentary proof from the Port Director that all dues have been rendered to the port.

Wharfage fees are liable on all goods that are unloaded, delivered or transported, or otherwise moved by sea or on land, within the harbour boundaries. Wharfage fees are classified as the debt of a ship before it commences sailing, unless otherwise negotiated. Wharfage fees are the responsibility of the transporter of a consignment and delivery of a good without payment of them is on his responsibility.

If goods are transferred from one ship to another, wharfage fees are to be paid by the party unloading them.

Wharfage fees on goods arriving in the harbour fall due when the ship transporting them arrives in the harbour, and wharfage fees on goods leaving the harbour fall due when they are aboard ship. The captain and ship’s agent may not deliver goods before dues on them are paid.

Payment of all dues according to this schedule may always be secured by legal execution in consequence of a court order.



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