Tórshavn Essential Harbour Round Trip
Jump onboard a traditional Faroese boat and explore the capital Tórshavn from the seaside. This harbour round trip is done in an eco-friendly electrical boat which will reduce your carbon footprint on your Faroe Islands holiday.
The experienced captain will sail you to the red turf roofed buildings Tinganes home to the Faroese government. From there you will head to the Sandagerð beach and finally you will sail along the undisturbed coastline south of the Argir district.
When you reach the seaside outside at Argir, you will be rewarded with peaceful nature. Small waterfalls will drop into the ocean here and expect to see exciting wildlife. Even though you are just outside the capital, you will find yourself in tranquil settings and experience an undisturbed moment near the Streymoy island.
As this is an electric boat, there is no noice at all so you will only hear the ripples whilst sailing with no rush just outside the capital. You will stay near the harbour area all the time so the tour can be done by everyone as the tour is not weather dependent.
This tour gives you access to the Faroese boat heritage in a zero-emission and soundless vessel. You will join an unpolluting and environmentally friendly trip that contributes to green living in the Faroe Islands.
The boat departs from the harbour in Tórshavn several times a day at Bryggjubakka just beside the café Umami and Kaffihúsið. This is a small group tour and there are 5 seats available on the boat.
The Faroese boat is the perfect place to watch seabirds. If you are lucky, you might get a glimpse of seals swimming along the seaside. There are lots of great photo opportunities of the scenery and wildlife on this half hour boat sightseeing tour.
Now, what are you waiting for? Enjoy the Tórshavn seaside in a sustainable and eco-friendly way. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
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. 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 : 09:00. 11:00, 13:00, 15:00,
You will meet the captain at undir Bryggjubakka which is at the Tórshavn harbour just beside the café Umami and Kaffihúsið.
What to bring:
Wind proof jacket
Good to know:
This tour can be done by everyone. The sea will never be rough as you will sail near land.