Ferries to the Faroe Islands
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If you want to travel by ferry to the Faroe Islands, you'll sail with the MS Norrona. The MS Norrona is the Faroe's largest ferry and a cruise ferry that sails back and forth between Hirtshals (DK) Torshavn (Faroe Islands) and Seydisfjordur (IS), as shown on the map above.
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Ferries from Denmark to the Faroe Islands
Ferries from Iceland to the Faroe Islands
Are you travelling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands? Then you can board the MS Norrona from the East Coast of Iceland in Seydisfjordur, where you can sail from there to Torshavn on the Faroe Islands in around 20 hours. In most cases, this is a night crossing. On board the MS Norrona, there is plenty to do to stay entertained during your crossing.
Ferries between the various Faroe Islands
As the Faroes consist of 18 different Islands, a popular way of traveling from inland Island to the island is to board one of the Faroese ferries. The ferry schedule between the various destinations within the Faroes like Torshavn, Tovroyri, Sorvagur, Hvannasund, Skopun, Sandur, or one of the other Islands can also be found on SSL.fo – the Faroese website on public transport. On this site, you can also find several domestic buses.
About the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands, also known as the ‘Faroes' is a Northern Atlantic Island group located between Iceland and Scotland. The Faroes are an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. You can travel by plane or by ferry to the Faroe Islands. The MS Norrona is the ship that brings you from either Denmark or Iceland to the Faroes, Torshavn to be specific. On the website of the Faroese company Smyril Line, the owner of the MS Norrona you can book various vacation or combi packages (package tours) to the Faroe Islands.
You can travel with your car, camper or motor to the Faroes by ferry and enjoy the Faroe Islands breathtaking nature to it's fullest extent. The Faroe Islands offer endless beauty with staggering wonders like the dramatic steep mountains, large green valleys, the small pictoresque villages, distant churches and of course the cutest bird on the planet: puffins.
The Faroes are made up of 18 volcanic islands with rough nature and are scenic paradises.
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to the Faroe Islands
Only Smyril Line sails on the international crossings to the Faroe Islands. The cruiseferry, MS Norrona brings you from either Iceland(Seydisfjordur or Denmark (Hirtshals) to the Faroes capital city: Torshavn.
If it's mainly about the crossing then the shortest crossing to the Faroes is the ferry from Iceland to the Torshavn. This ferry will take you in about 20 hours to the Island Archipelago. Travelling from Denmark? Then you'll be sailing for approx 40 hours before arriving in Torshavn.
The cheapest ferries is the ferry from Iceland – this is also the shortest route. The MS Norrona sails once a week from Seydisfjordur to Torshavn and then to Hirtshals and back again. So in fact Torshavn is the stopover for the ferry from Denmark to Iceland and vice versa.