Ólavsøka - July
Ólavsøka is celebrated on the 28th and 29th of July but the day itself is on July 29. It is the day when the Faroese Parliament opens its session. Ólavsøka is the day of the year when most Faroese people crowd into the capital Tórshavn in their national costume. The national rowing competition finals are also held on Ólavsøka. Ólavsøka is considered as the national holiday of the Faroes.
With the new subsea tunnel from Runavík to Tórshavn it will only take 12 minutes to drive to the capital from the Port of Runavík.