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The Northern Islands (Faroese: Norðoyar or Norðoyggjar) are in the Faroe Islands.


Map of Northern Islands


  • 1 Fugloy Fugloy on Wikipedia
  • 2 Svínoy Svínoy on Wikipedia
  • 3 Viðoy Viðoy on Wikipedia
  • 4 Borðoy Borðoy on Wikipedia
  • 5 Kunoy Kunoy on Wikipedia
  • 6 Kalsoy Kalsoy on Wikipedia


  • 1 Klaksvík Klaksvík on Wikipedia – a large town in Borðoy
  • 2 Viðareiði – a village in Vidoy, the northernmost settlement in the Faroe Islands

Get in[edit]

Buses connect the islands with Tórshavn. They go through the long Northern Islands tunnel.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Busses connect Klaksvik with Viðareiði.

By car[edit]

The car ride from Torshavn to Viðareiði is the longest journey possible on the islands without using a ferry and involves several tunnels, including The Northern Isles Tunnel (Norðoyatunnilin, toll) from Eysturoy to Borðoy and two long single-lane ones with passing places.

By ferry[edit]

In order to get to Kalsoy you need to take the car ferry from Klaksvík (no advance reservation). The small islands of Fugloy and Svínoy are connected to Hvannasund on Viðoy by a passenger ferry. The round trip (40 kr) lasts about 2 hours and is quite popular as it offers splendid views of the islands and their cliffs. You should make an advance reservation by calling +298 343000 (not possible on the day of travel).


  • Moorings on both sides of Viðareiði - what a contrast! On one side, where the church is, the Atlantic is placid; on the other it's like - the Atlantic!
  • Viðareiði Church - although this is similar to most other churches on the islands, it's worth seeing for its silver, which includes a salver presented by the British Government for help to sailors rescued from a wreck in the mid 19th century



Unusually for the Faroes' villages, there are actually two places to eat or drink (coffee is very reasonably priced at both, alcohol at neither!)

  • Hotel Norð, Viðareiði, +298 451244.
  • Matstovan hjá Elisabeth.
  • Angus Steakhouse, Klaksvíksvegur 1, Klaksvík, +298 457777. Famous for their beef but they also have chicken or fish on their menu. There is another restaurant of this chain in Tórshavn.



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