The longest ferry line in the world is over 1500 kilometers. It leads from Denmark to Iceland via the Faroe Islands.
The record route leads from Hirtshals in Denmark via Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands to Seyðisfjörður in Iceland. It has a ferry M/S Norröna, whose home port is Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands – a small archipelago inhabited by 50,000 people, which is an independent country within the Kingdom of Denmark. We sailed the route from Iceland to the Faroe Islands – a journey on this part of the cruise takes 19 hours. Travel from the Faroe Islands to Denmark takes 36 hours.
We set off in the late afternoon with Seyðisfjörður. This small town in the east of Iceland resembles a mountain resor in Switzerland. Clean air, colorful wooden houses, a historic church by the pedestrian street, galleries, hotels and restaurants. And beautiful mountains around. St. Moritz would be quite like Seyðisfjörður if in its center the large ocean ferry M/S Norröna would park.
Norröna under the flag of Smyril Line flies from Denmark to the Faroe Islands and Iceland once a week (out of season), and in the season twice a week. Cruises can be booked HERE. The arrival of the ferry completely changes the sleepy town. Above the houses is a several-story giant. Visitors come to the streets, café gardens fill with bustle.
We came to Seyðisfjörður 3 hours before departure to have some time to explore. Then we boarded the ship. First you have to go through the passport control and check-in. You get a special mark on the car – some vehicles sail to the Faroe Islands, others to Denmark, so they have to set them properly below the deck. We parked the car, took our luggage and went to our cabin.
The Norröna looks like an elegant hotel. There is a reception, hall and living rooms with bathroom and TV. And of course with the view of the sea 🙂 Wili was happy to see a bunk bed and immediately climbed up.
We were a little worried that 19 hours on the liner was a lot of time. But it turned out that it passed very quickly. Willi first disappeared on a large, multi-storey playground, which was a labyrinth of slides, secret passages, ramps and obstacles. Then he ran into the restaurant next to the playground, where the kids menu is served. A good option is to buy a full board for your child. Thanks to this, it gets a special armband on it’s hand and when it wants to drink, runs to the bar and can take a juice. If it is hungry, it has a choice of both pizzas and spaghetti as well as a buffet with more classic dishes.
On the first deck there is a swimming pool, sauna and gym. The pool is not big, but it has an amazing feature. When the ship sways on the waves, the water in the pool also creates big waves on which you can jump. Wili was delighted with this effect, he squealed with joy and did not want to leave the water at all. Then we spent some time at the gym and decided to move to the 8th deck, where there are jaccuzzi under the open sky. There is also the Sky Bar on the highest deck, where parents can enjoy a coffee or drink on leather armchairs and look at the endless ocean. Children, in turn, can play a match in the middle of the North Atlantic on the board. It is tightly surrounded by a safety net around it, so that the ball does not fall out to the sea.
In addition to these attractions, there is a games room for older children and a cinema room. And a large duty-free shop, where you can buy clothes, souvenirs, toys, cosmetics, spirits or sweets. There were so many attractions that the long journey passed immediately. And Wili was asking all the time, when we will stay in this floating hotel again. We also loved the experience. So we will definitely come back on board after visiting the Faroe Islands.
A cruise on the world’s longest ferry line is a fun adventure. You can also visit Iceland and Faroe Islands. If you want to experience it, check the availability of tickets and promotions on the Smyril Line website, tel: +298 34 59 00, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org