Fishing tour in Torshavn
Join a Faroese fisherman along the Streymoy coast for an authentic Faroese experience
This is the perfect tour if you’d like to try your hand at fishing while enjoying amazing panoramic scenery. The trip departs from Argir, and goes around Nólsoyarfjørður, between Tórshavn and Nolsoy Island.
There are several good fishing areas to choose from, dependant on wind direction and ocean currents. You will typically catch cod, haddock and maybe pollock.
We think there is really nothing more serene than standing on deck, waiting for a fish to bite while enjoying the far-reaching scenic views and fresh sea air. You will enjoy the views of the capital of the Faroe Islands - Tórshavn, Nolsoy island and beyond.
You may even be lucky enough to spot some seals and porpoises. During the trip you will be served a light snack with tea and coffee.
Once we have reeled in our catch (a maximum of 40kg per person), we will head back to harbour. This trip can accommodate a maximum of 3 passengers, who will join the captain on a small typical Faroese fishing boat. There are no luxuries on-board but we can guarantee you’ll have an authentic experience.
Your tour guide and captain grew up locally and knows these fishing grounds like the back of his hand.
Please note, fishing in the Faroe Islands is always in the hands of the weather, currents and tides.
To maximise safety and the possibility of a good catch, the captain always takes these into consideration. Therefore departure times will vary.
Please check availability by choosing a date. The meeting point from Argir is indicated in the the pictures of the tour. We look forward to sharing this unique experience with you.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 8 hours
- Activities: Fishing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish
The island of Nólsoy is a remarcable spot in the Faroe Islands. Almost wherever you are in Tórshavn you will see this island and the highest peak Eggjarklettur with a peak elevation of 372 metres. Visiting the island is always rewarding.
The ferry to Nólsoy, Ternan, operates several times a day. The ferry to Nólsoy takes 20 minutes.
Tinganes is the oldest part of Torshavn. Among it's grass roofed houses you will also find the Prime Minister's office and other government buildings.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands and the most populous city. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.
The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.
You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the only 4 star hotel (two new 4 starred hotels will open in May 2020). All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.
Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.
The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy islands departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location at the harbour is near by Tinganes which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister's Office as well as government ministries.
Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.
The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.
Departure time : Flexible.
You meet us at the departure location.
What to bring:
Always bring warm clothes and rubber boots.
Good to know:
The boat is fitted with life belts and a lifeboat for 4 persons, first aid kit, vhf radio, scanner and radar. The boat has a portable toilet.
It is a good idea to bring extra drinking water.
The maximum number of people on the boat is 4 in total.