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Sailing in the Faroe Islands

The 18 islands of the Faroe Islands are surrounding by the North Atlantic ocean. No point in the Faroe Islands is further than five kilometres from the ocean. Sailing is a fantastic way to experience the beautiful landscapes of the islands, offering completely different views compared to the ones from land.

You can discover these views of the Faroe Islands by sea while sailing with ships, boats or even an old schooner. Some of these ships or schooners are old and have a great history, making the journey even more interesting.

Some offer scheduled trips while others offer tailored trips according to your wishes.

Contact the various companies below for more information and to book.

RENT A TRADITIONAL FAROESE BOAT

Explore the fiords of the Faroe Islands with a traditional Faroese boat. Whether you enjoy fishing or just sailing along the seashore, this is a unique experience for a family or a group of friends.

The Faroese boat is the utmost creation of Faroese handicraft. The boatbuilding technique originated in the Viking culture – more than a thousand years ago.

The boats are suitable for 2-6 persons, and are fitted with a 6hp engine, have 4 oars and extensive safety equipment.

More information about renting a boat can be found here.

Norðlýsið

Sightseeing tours with old schooner, Norðlýsið

Enniway

Charter a modern sailboat with or without a skipper

Lakeside Sightseeing

Sail on freshwater lake Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn with Lakeside Sightseeing

Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

Enjoy breath-taking views of the Vestmanna bird cliffs by sea

Dragin

Sightseeing tours by boat to the magnificent bird cliffs in the northern islands

MS Thorshavn

Sail with this beautiful sailboat and take in the breath-taking sights around the southern islands

Other activities

Diving

Hiking

Fishing & Angling