Reykjavík harbour [Reykjavíkurhöfn]

The old ferry Akraborg docks in the berth now occupied by its replacement Sæbjörg, donated by the Icelandic Government to the Icelandic Maritime Safety and Survival Training Centre, or ICE-SAR (Slysavarnafélagið Landsbjörg). The ferry between Akranes and Reykjavík retired in 1998 due to the opening of the Hvalfjörður Tunnel (Hvalfjarðargöng). Alongside the berth today you will see the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in co-operation with the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, which opened in 2011.

Stewart drives onto Geirsgata passing the site of the Reykjavík Harbour Railway. There is no public rail network in Iceland but this narrow gauge railway operated specifically for the construction of the harbour breakwaters. Two engines were purchased from Denmark, Pionér (Pioneer) and Minør (Miner), which were in daily use until 1917, and were operated until 1928.

One section of track ran from Öskjuhlíð, at the time a quarry outside the city, now the site of the Perlan building. The other section of track led to Skólavörðuholt, at the time another quarry, now the site of a residential area at the foot of the Hallgrímskirkja church.
Though the tracks have been removed and the railway decommissioned it is still possible to see the engines. Pionér is on display at the Reykjavík City Árbær open-air museum and Minør can seen at the Reykjavík harbour. [1]

Stewart turns into Suðurbugt and enters the harbour complex driving along Ægisgarður until he leaves his car and boards the trawlers, where the fight ensues. More can be read about the vessels here.

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Notes

Images © BBC Scotland, © The Bagley Brief, © 2012 Google.

1. Iceland Review Online (2011). ‘Futuristic Railway of Iceland? (KH) [online]. URL [Accessed Jan. 1st 2015]