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Djupivogur Iceland Cruise Port

Location:

Smaller ships can berth alongside at the 75 meter-long quay where the depth is 9 meters, or anchor in the fjord which has a 2-mile turning basin and depth of 60 meters. Passengers are transported to the village by tenders. The gangway here is steep and not friendly for people who have difficulty walking or are wheelchair-bound.

Maps will be handed out at the pier.

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Sightseeing:

With a history of trading that dates back to 1589, this quiet fishing village on the eastern coast of Iceland lies on Bulandsnes peninsula near Bulandstindura-a pyramid-shaped mountain thought to be a source of spiritual energy.

Visit Langabud, a log house built in 1790, which also houses the local folk museum or journey to Papey Island, home to thousands of seabirds, including the colorful puffin.

Djúpivogur is a typical small Icelandic fishing village on the east coast of Iceland with around 400 inhabitants. Fish production and tourism are the main trades of the people. Weather in the area is mild, thanks to the Gulf stream that keeps the temperature quite stable.

Djupivogur offers easy access to Vatnajokull, the biggest glacier in Europe, and East Iceland .

Tours Excursions Transportation:

One of the most popular tours in Djupivogur is the tour to Vatnajokull glacier lagoon where visitors experience the magical scenery of the lagoon and magnificent landscape of southeast Iceland .

Nearby Places:

This part of Iceland has one of the best facilities for bird-watching in the country as the area is rich in a variety of birds. The safari tour is another popular tour where unspoiled Icelandic nature is visited.

Shopping and Food:

Passengers can stroll around Djupivogur, visit coffee shops and museums, take a look at local handcraft, breathe in the spirit of a typical Icelandic fishing village

Currency:

The Icelandic monetary unit is the "króna." Coins are in denominations of 100 kr., 50 kr., 10kr., 5 kr. and 1 kr. Bank notes are in denominations of 5000 kr., 2000 kr.,1000 kr., and 500 kr. All Icelandic banks provide foreign exchange and are generally open on weekdays from 09:15 to 16:00.

The major cards in Iceland are EUROPAY/MASTERCARD and VISA. Cash can be obtained at every bank branch (over 170) as well as in all ATMs throughout the country.

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Communication:

The Icelanders still speak the language of the Vikings, although modern Icelandic has undergone changes of pronunciation and, of course, of vocabulary!

On the map which you get at the pier internet access points are clearly marked.

Opening Hours and Holidays:

Office hours are generally 09:00-17:00 and 08:00-16:00 during June, July and August. Shopping hours are Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat from 10:00 to 13:00/14:00/15:00 or 16:00. Some supermarkets are open to 23:00 seven days a week. Banking hours are Mon-Fri 09:15-16:00.

1 January, New Year's Day;
Maundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter Sunday);
Good Friday (Friday before Easter Sunday);
Easter Monday (Monday following Easter Sunday);
First Day of Summer (a Thursday during the period 19 to 25 April);
1 May, Labour Day;
Ascension Day (Holy Thursday, six weeks after Maundy Thursday);
Whit Monday (Monday following Whit Sunday, seven weeks after Easter);
17 June, National Day (proclamation of the Republic in 1944, birthday of Jon Sigurdsson, 1811-1879);
Trademen's Day (first Monday in August);
24 December, Christmas Eve (afternoon only);
25 December, Christmas Day;
26 December, Boxing Day (second day of Christmas);
31 December, New Year's Eve (afternoon only).

Holiday dates falling on a Saturday or Sunday will not be taken on the following Monday.

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