The M/S Norrona is an another way to reach Iceland apart from the flights. If scenery is your main interest, except for a few views of mountains near Faroe Islands and Seydisfjordur, the Smyril Line journey from Denmark to East Iceland is not that interesting. After a while, I got a little bored of the ocean. It is a good option if you want to take your motorcycles or cars from Denmark for self-drive tour in Iceland.
The journey starts from Hirtshals port in North Denmark, which is easily accessible by train. From Hirtshals port to Smyril Line, there are regular Smyril Line buses from Histshals station. Contact Smyril Line for timings. I didn’t know that and I walked for half an hour with two heavy bags to the check-in point. The Smyril check-in is located inside Fjord Line office. So if you want to walk till the check-in, just follow the Fjord Line sign posts. Got a free beer from an old man as I helped him carry his bags for a short distance.
During check-in, they give you a small card paper, which is your boarding pass and also the key to your room. So don’t lose that.
The Smyril Line check-in is inside this Fjord Line office.
Color Line ship at Hirtshals port
Helipad in Norrona
Open deck atop MS Norrona
Homemade lunch – Methi thepla, jam, mayonnaise and dates
There is a lot of stuff like jacuzzi, football, bars, and theatre to spend your time inside the ship. There is also a duty free shop inside the ship, with very cheap prices. So get your beer and other stuff from here. A 6 Carslberg pack costs only 39 dkk. You can also check the prices on the Smyril Line website. The open deck is nice but it gets quite windy. There are chairs to sit but it gets cold after a while. There was nothing exciting on 1st day and it was just the ocean. The views get interesting as the ship approaches Faroe Islands.
Approaching Faroe Islands
Torshavn port, Faroe Islands
Exiting Faroe Islands
As we approached Seydisfjordur, I was all pumped up to reunite with my first love – Iceland
Approaching Seydifjordur, East Iceland
Finally back to Iceland…couldn’t believe I am back here within 2 years. I am definitely addicted to Iceland