July 11, 2019

Spotted: New Battery Ferry For Vestmannaeyjar

The new Polish-built ferry HERJÓLFUR has been spotted by Tim Commeijne, who was visiting the Westman Islands (Vestmannaeyjar) in Iceland.

The 70m ferry, with a capacity of 550 passengers and 75 cars, is designed by Polarkonsult and was built by the Crist shipyard.

The ferry features a 3000kWh battery pack and is designed to operate in a fully electric mode for most of time, with onshore charging in both ports of Landeyjahöfn and Westman Islands. Most of Iceland’s energy comes from hydropower and geothermal energy.

The ship will soon enter service and replace the former HERJÓLFUR.