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First Summer Ferry Arrives in Seyðisfjörður

The first summer ferry docked in the East Fjords town of Seyðisfjörður yesterday, RÚV reports. During its first visit of the summer, the ferry was carrying 750 passengers, 120 crew members, and 400 vehicles. This was the first of 11 planned journeys that the Norröna, operated by Faroese company Smyril Line, will make from Denmark to Seyðisfjörður this summer.

The Norröna, which departs from Hirtshals, Denmark and on certain journeys stops over in the Faroe Islands en route to Iceland, can accommodate up to 1,000 passengers. (It’s worth noting that the population of Seyðisfjörður is, by contrast, 673.) Based on previous years’ bookings, Germans make up the ferry’s largest group of passengers, followed by Danes, Faroese, Dutch, and French travellers.

The customs office in Seyðisfjörður said that nothing unusual occurred during yesterday’s inspection, although increased attention is being paid this year to whether a vehicle on the ferry is being brought into Iceland for personal use or business. If there is a business reason for the vehicle to be coming ashore, an additional fee must be paid.

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