The Hirtshals Torshavn ferry route connects Denmark with Faroe Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Smyril Line. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 30 hours.
Hirtshals Torshavn sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Hirtshals Torshavn route is a car and 1 passenger.
The port town of Hirtshals is on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy, at the top of the Jutland Peninsular in northern Denmark. Known for its fishing and ferry port, the town's economy is heavily reliant on the fishing industry and on tourism, with many houses available to rent during the summer months. The ferries that use the town's port bring the tourists into the town which benefit the local shops. Particularly large numbers of Norwegians visit Hirtshals to shop all year round. One of Europe's largest aquariums, The Nordsoen Oceanarium, is located in the town and has over 70 different species in its collection.
The harbour is full of activities and the ambience is authentic. When visiting Hirtshals enjoy the natural surroundings which are ideal for many outdoor activities.
From the port, ferries can be taken to Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Langesund, Larvik, Seydisfjordur and Torshavn.
The city of Torshavn is located in the Faroe Islands, on the east coast of Streymoy, and is surrounded by mountains to the north west (Husareyn) and to the south west (Kirkjuboreyn). The city is laid out in its resplendent glory before you as you enter the harbour as it has been built on a hillside and can trace its history back to Viking times. The wooden buildings that can be seen, that are painted red and have turf roots, are the home to the Faroe's Government and Prime Minister. They are located on the same spot the first settlers held their yearly ting, or parliament. Although the exact date is not known, the town’s history can be traced back to around 900 AD when the first Viking settlers arrived on the island by longboat from Norway.
The harbour is served by the Smyril Line international ferry service to Denmark and Iceland. The harbour is also used by domestic ferry services of Strandfaraskip Landsins within the Faroe Islands, chiefly on the route to Tvoroyri.