The Westman Islands ferry Herjólfur could enter the new Landeyjahöfn harbor this morning in spite of predictions that the harbor would remain closed for approximately one month as the harbor’s mouth was said to be blocked by mud.
Herjólfur sails into Landeyjahöfn for the first time. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
At closer inspection it turned out that not as much mud had been carried into the harbor as earlier expected and so deepening the harbor isn’t necessary. Herjólfur is now sailing according to schedule, ruv.is reports.
The plan was to have the deepening vessel Scandia, which is owned by Íslenska gámafélagid, pump mud out of the harbor next week. But the ship is currently stuck in Denmark and won’t return to Iceland until mid-January.
Now, as it turns out, Scandia will not be needed.
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