Tórshavn Transportation

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    Ferry to Suðuroy

    by travelfrosch Updated Nov 8, 2008

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    There are two or three daily ferries to the island of Suðuroy from Tórshavn. The M/F Smyril was at one time the international ferry, traveling to Iceland, the Shetland Islands, Norway, and Denmark. Nowadays, it is relegated to the domestic journey between Tórshavn and the port of Tvøroyri on the south island. Travel time is 1 hour 55 minutes. Fare is Kr 50 each way, Kr 80 round-trip for foot passengers. Cars can be taken on board at a cost of Kr 200 round-trip. Travel Card is valid for foot passengers.

    UPDATE: It appears the Smyril has been (or soon will be) replaced on this route by the M/F St Ola.

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    Faroese Bus

    by travelfrosch Updated Jul 20, 2007

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    If you don't rent a car, the main way to get around the Faroes is to take the bus. The bus station is on the southeast side of the harbor, co-located with the Eystara Bryggja ferry dock. From here, you can get a bus to just about anywhere in the central Faroes. The bus station itself has a nice waiting area, a ticket/information booth, a clean rest room, a convenience store, and storage lockers. Leið (route) 300 is one of the more important bus routes, going to the airport and Sørvágur (where the Mykines ferry departs). Fare to the airport or Sørvágur costs Kr 90 one-way, travel time 50 and 55 minutes respectively. Consider also the Tourist Travel Card, valid for all travel by bus and ferry. A 4-day card costs Kr 400, while a 7-day card costs Kr 600.

    If you're arriving or departing the Faroes by plane, be sure to check the schedules carefully to make sure a bus coincides with your flight. See the website for exact timetables and other details (website mostly in Faroese, but plentiful pictograms make navigation fairly easy).

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    Ferry to Nólsoy

    by travelfrosch Updated Sep 20, 2008

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    The island of Nólsoy is an easy trip from Tórshavn. The M/F Ritan (pronounced somewhat like the French cigarette brand "Gitannes") makes the 20-minute trip to the island. The ferry departs from the the harbor, about 150 meters (yards) from the bus station. If in doubt, ask for directions at the bus station. Fare is Kr 40 for a round-trip ticket; pay on the boat. 4 and 7-day Travel Card valid.

    One warning: on Tuesdays (and sometimes Thursdays) there are no late morning or afternoon journeys; the first afternoon trip departs Nólsoy at 4:45 PM. Study the timetable carefully before departing. When in doubt, ask for advice at the bus station.

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    Ferry to Iceland and Denmark

    by travelfrosch Updated Nov 21, 2010

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    NOTE: Smyril Line discontinued ferry service to Norway, the Shetland Islands, and Scotland in 2009.

    Your other option besides flying to the Faroes is to take the ferry. The M/F Norröna, an absolutely enormous passenger ferry and cargo ship, departs on a weekly loop from Seyðisfjørður, Iceland, to Tórshavn, then on to Hirtshals, Denmark, then back to Tórshavn and Seyðisfjørður. Prices vary with time of year and accommodation chosen -- check the website for details.

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    Arrive in the Capital

    by TomFoolery Updated Aug 29, 2005

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    The Norr��na

    It is possible to arrive directly in Tórshavn rather than having to get the bus from the airport on the neighbouring island of Vagar.

    The Norröna, operated by Smyril Line, comes directly into Tórshavn from Seyðisfjörður in Eastern Iceland, or Lerwick in the Shetland Islands (where it's possible to get connecting ferries to Bergen (NO), Aberdeen (UK) and Hanstholm (DK))

    The crossings from both Shetland and Iceland are about 15 hours overnight. It's a comfortable, modern ferry with all the services you'd expect, a shop, canteen, restaurant and even night club.

    The ferry runs about once a week, check the website for exact details.

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    Ferry Service Faroe Islands

    by MikeAtSea Written Aug 10, 2008

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    The Faroese ferry company Strandfaraskip Landsins operates a network of ferries. Their largest vessel is the new Smyril, a roll-on/roll-off ferry which maintains the link between Tórshavn and the southern islands. This vessel entered service in 2005.
    Since the early 1980s Smyril Line has operated a regular international passenger, car and freight service using a large, modern, multi-purpose ferry - the Norröna. The weekly service links the Faroe Islands with Seyðisfjörður in Iceland, Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, Bergen in Norway and Hanstholm in Denmark, as well as Scrabster, on the mainland of Scotland.

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    Map of Tórshavn

    by TomFoolery Written Aug 29, 2005

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    You'll find that Tórshavn is small enough to walk around and you'll quickly find your bearings.

    However if you want to see a streetmap before heading off Wikipedia have an excellent one here:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Torshavn.png

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    Atlantic Airways

    by MikeAtSea Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The National Airline of the Faroe Islands is Atlantic Airways connecting the Faroes with Britain, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
    Scheduled services land at the modern airport some 40 km outside of Torshavn with bus connections meeting all incoming flights.

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  • Busses are free in Tórshavn :)

    by liggjash Written Feb 28, 2009

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    Travelling around Tórshavn and some of the villages around the capitol by bus is free of charge, so do make use of this as much as you can. These busses are red. Not to be mistaken with the blue ones, which take you everywhere else, not free of charge

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    Transportation around the islands is poor.

    by Guggli Written Jun 17, 2007

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    When traveling to Tórshavn as a tourist, especially in low-season, you will find that the transportation to smaller places is quite poor.
    Transportation is also quite poor in the weekends, and this is to all places.
    I would recommend renting a car, if you have plans of visiting several of the islands, especially if you are staying at one hotel for your whole time on the islands.
    If you are only planning on going sightseeing trips with groups, renting a car is not necessary, buses will often pick tourist group up at their hotels.

    I am especially writing this to people who desire to go on the sightseeing boat trip to Vestmannabjørgini or Enniberg to see birdcliffs, in the weekend. This is a fabulous trip, but the transportation to and from these places is poor.

    Carrentals can be made from AVIS, Hertz, BVK.fo and others.

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    Atlantic Airways

    by gordonilla Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This was my first set of flights with Atlantic airways, and I found them to be freindly, reliable and very punctual. As you may imagine, they have a very personal touch and my flights with them were staffed by cabin crew and trainees.

    Excellent food and excellent service.

    Indulge in the duty free service.

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    Ferry Service from Tórshavn-Nólsoy-Tórshavn

    by gordonilla Written Apr 7, 2008
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    I used the service in a Sunday in March. It was prompt and on time. Please check the time table to make sure you do not miss the ferry.

    The cost in March 2008 was 40 DKK - this was a return, but they do not collect money from you on the return to Tórshavn.

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    The airport bus service

    by gordonilla Updated Apr 24, 2008

    The international airport is located on another island, Vagar, and one of the most convenient ways to travel to and from the airport is by bus. There are two services, there is a bookable bus, which could see you being the only passenger onboard the mini bus - or you could take a scheduled service which travels frequently from the airport linking in to flight arrival and departure times. The journey varies I suspect - and my two trips on the bus pictured lasted just under the hour with a pick up at another hotel for passengers on the return journey.

    check out the tourist information website for bus and transport information.

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