The Harbour Train Is Finally Here - The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Harbour Train Is Finally Here

Published July 13, 2015

Photos by
Juli Vol

The long-awaited leisure train along Reykjavík harbour went into operation last weekend, and is now open to the general public.

MBL reports that the train is ready to take up to 50 passengers at a time. Driving at about walking speed, it commences its journey from Ægis­garður heading westward, past the Whale Museum and out to Grandi, before returning to its destination.

A statement from the owners says that the train is intended for people to “enjoy the harbour area and all it has to offer.” They correctly point out that Reykjavík harbour has in recent years undergone a renaissance of sorts, in terms of restaurants, pubs and cafés, as well as museums and galleries, which have sprouted up in the vicinity.

As reported, the train was applied for last summer, albeit with a slightly different route. Trips on the train are 1,200 ISK per adult, but kids under 10 ride for free on weekends.

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