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.
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