Port Torshavn (Faroes) invests EUR 67,2 million in 3 quays and a passenger terminal

   September 12, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Port Torshavn (Streymoy Island, Faroes) is investing ~DKK 500 million (EUR 67,2M) in developing 4 further quays and building a passenger terminal.

The project which was 9 years in the making is almost complete with just 70 m of quayside still to go.

Andrias Vang (Harbour Master) said they expected the whole project to be concluded/handed over this autumn.

The facility will be able to accommodate both cargo and cruise ships which means that the vessels are no longer sharing one quay. Large cruise ships will be able to come alongside the existing 300-m-long quay, which has a depth of 9 m.

Extending the width of the pier allows for the building of a terminal that will be able to accommodate 800 cruise passengers. This will cater to a regular ferry on the new 300-m outer quay (depth 14.5 m) and also be accessible from the inner quay.

At present cruise passengers are taken by shuttle bus to a ferry terminal elsewhere. The new terminal means it will be a 10-minute walk into the city center. The authorities will be housed in the terminal for immigration/passport control.

The quay's waste discharge is by truck. A freshwater pipeline connection is already in place. In preparation for onshore power, pipes have been built into the new quayside with plans to grow those to the existing pier in the future.

The 2 further quays are 175 m and 400 m in length with a depth of 14.5-15 m.

In 2022, a total of 53 calls/berthings were booked. However, 17 have been canceled so far due to extreme weather/cruise line itinerary plans. For 2023 are scheduled ~50 ship calls.

Port of Torshavn (Streymoy, Faroe Islands)

Geographically, the Faroes is between mainland Europe and Iceland, and visited by cruise vessels navigating en route to/from Reykjavik Iceland.