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Northern Islands

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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 The Northern Isles Tunnel (Norðoyatunnilin) toll tunnel from Eysturoy to Borðoy and two long ones with right of way in one direction (passing places).


  • 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.
  • Matstovan hjá Elisabeth.



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