An exclusive destination for expedition ships
The Port of Runavík offers an exclusive tender option for expedition ships to the small village Elduvík in the Northern part of Eysturoy. Elduvík is part of the Municipality of Runavík.
During the past few years the Port of Runavík has, together with Visit Runavík, developed a sustainable product for smaller expedition ships in cooperation with local inhabitants. There are only 12 people living in Elduvík and they are happy to welcome cruise passengers. The previous calls have been a wonderful experience for both locals and cruise guests. The maximum number of allowed calls is three ships per year.
Cruise lines that are interested in calling Elduvík need to inform their agents in the Faroe Islands as soon as possible due to a new regulation in the Faroes where all small ports, such as Elduvík, have to apply for approval from the government authorities before receiving tender boats from foreign ships. As this is a product that supports the local community, the authorities have approved the previous calls. See legislation HERE
Support the local community
If cruise lines decide to call Elduvík, their tour operator in the Faroe Islands will send packages with proposed ideas and costs. The packages include local guides, safety information at the small harbour, home café, ask me staff, entrance to the old school, village church, concert, hiking tours, village strolls etc.