Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Tórshavn is the capital and largest town in the Faroe Islands, with a population of around 13,000. It is one of the cloudiest places in the world, and the climate can be unpleasant as a result of strong winds and little sunshine.

Tórshavn's harbour is served by Smyril Line ferries to Denmark and Iceland, as well as domestic services. The town itself has a local bus network.

How to get to Tórshavn from
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The Smyril Line ferry service operating between Denmark and the Faroe Islands and Iceland operates between April and October, although the start/end destination varies depending on time of the year.

This page deals with the Hirtshals / Esbjerg - Seydisfiordur service via Tórshavn (Faroe Islands). Full details of this rather complicated timetabling/routing system can be found on the Smyril Line website here.

The journey is made onboard the Norrona, a part cargo part passenger ship, which is able to carry up to 1482 passengers, 800 cars and 3250 tonnes of cargo. The ship contains a variety of things to entertain passengers, including restaurants, bars, shopping, a cinema, playground and a small swimming pool.

If you are travelling with your car, remember to remove all the belongings you want to have with you from your car, as you will not be allowed back to it during the course of the voyage.

Hirtshals is connected by motorway to the rest of Denmark. A train also operates from Hirtshals to Aalborg via Hjorring. Seyðisfjörður is a 7 or 8 hour drive from Reykjavík by car, or 8 or 9 hours by bus. It is possible to catch public transport from the ferry terminal to the city, but this involves a one-night stopover in Akureyri. More information on these public transport options can be found at www.dice.is or www.bsi.is.