PLACES TO VISIT
The cruise passengers who haven’t pre-booked a special bus tour before arriving will get all necessary information and assistance at the information desk on the port and also from the main Tourist Information, Visit Runavík, in the center of the town, just 5 min. walking distance from the port. Apart from shopping cruise visitors can choose among different tours and attractions in the nearest surroundings.
The Lake Toftavatn and the Shepherd with his Dog
Hiking around the beautiful lake Toftavatn takes about 1 hour from the Tourist Information Office. The lake is surrounded by a unique heather area and has a rich bird life. On your way around the lake you will pass the statue of the shepherd with his dog watching his sheep.
The International Football Stadium
A walk up the hills (on your way around the lake Toftavatn) to Faroe Island’s first international football stadium is worth a visit. From the Tourist Information it takes approx. 45 min. to walk to the stadium. The view from the top of the hill is magnificent.
The Wonderful Old Faroese Garden “Uppi á Gørðum”
Visit a Faroese home and garden in the village Søldarfjørður only 10 min drive from the Tourist Information Office. The garden is a true experience. Apart from a home visit, the family offers several different experiences.
The Local Museum Forni
Visit the historical museum Forni in the village Glyvrar. The walking distance from the Tourist Information is approximately 15 minutes.
Knitting in a local home
Learn how to knit with Faroese wool in a local in home in Glyvrar
Hiking tour from Lamba to Rituvík
A nice and easy hiking tour in the mountain – just above Runavík – from one small village to another. You follow the cairns like in the old days. It takes around 2 hours and the length is approx. 5.3 km. You can go by yourself with a map or hire a guide at the Tourist Office. Special tours are normally arranged by the Tourist Information when cruise ships visit in Runavík.
Æðuvík – Unwind with the locals
Visit a local family in the small village Æðuvík and experience the Faroe Islands in an authentic manner. Distance from Runavík approx 7 km.
The Chuch of Glyvrar
Walking distance approximately 20 minutes.
Please see www.visitrunavik.fo for more information on tours and attractions.
A visit to the manufacturer NAVIA in the neighbour village Toftir is a good choice if you are interested in modern Faroese woolwear design. NAVIA is one of the leading companies of the yarn and sweater industry of the Faroes, well-known on the foreign market too, shipping its products to a dozen countries abroad. Distance from Tourist Information 3,5 km, about 5 min. by car and 45 min. walking.
In the local handicraft shop, on the main road near the Tourist Information, you will find all kinds of handmade souvenirs to bring back home.
PRE-BOOKED BUS TOURS
Cruise visitors can pre-book special bus tours to ensure that they will get the most out of their stay in the Faroe Islands.
See suggestions for special bus tours here!
Please contact the tour operators for prices and further information!