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Setting the scene, an Englishman writing about the Faroe Islands. My interest in the Faroes is long standing and dates back to the 1970s although it was not until 1992 that I first visited there. The transport systems of island communities have a particular fascination for many, myself included. Subsequent visits took me back to the Faroes in 1998, 2004 and 2009, and the changes noted over the years were significant. Although it is now more than ten years since my last trip good friends like Jens-Pauli Nolsoe, Jens Tummas Naess and Renno Hokwerda keep me updated.

Ein fragrei­ing, eitt enskt skrivi um F°royar.  MÝn ßhugi Ý F°royar byrja­i fyri nˇgvum ßrum sÝ­ani, men eg vitja­i ikki fyri fyrstu fer­ fyrr enn 1992.  Nˇgv fˇlk eru ßhuga­ Ý flutningi. Onnur vitjan fˇr at ˙tinna Ý 1998, 2004 og 2009.  Ta­ hava veri­ tř­andi broytingar Ý fleiri ßr. Hˇast ta­ er n˙ meira enn tÝggju ßr sÝ­ani mÝn seinast vitja vinir mÝnir Jens-Pauli Nolsoe, Jens Tummas Naess og Renno Hokwerda havi­ meg at dagf°ra vi­ tÝ­indunum.  Upplřsing um bussar og ferja Ý F°royar  -  eg eri takksamur fyri hjßlp tina.   ☺ ✍ peterATcountrybusDOTcom

Buses and Bridges - a note on Faroese transport history, old and new

Busslei­in  -  the red town buses of the capital city Tˇrshavn

Bygdalei­ir  -  the blue country bus network of the Faroe Islands, linking with the ferries

   All change!  - Faroe Islands update since 2004 - Busslei­in and Bygdalei­ir

                    North with Atlantic – a busman's holiday in Faroe in 1998  

                   Faroes update 2009 to 2014 - back to the Faroe Islands again for my fourth visit

                   2017 - 2021 update from Malc McDonald and Renno Hokwerda

Klaksvik Busslei­in - new in August 2014, town buses started in the second city of the Faroes
                                              - with information also about Eysturlei­in and Sunda Busslei­in

Post boats of the Faroe Islands - the history of the inter-island boats and mail - by David Quayle

         Post days in the Faroe Islands as in summer 1934 - the mail story continued

                   Postscript to the two articles above by David Quayle

indicative map of Faroe Islands

Strandfer­slan Celebrates 100th Birthday 2017

In May 2017 100 years had passed since the government bought the first ship named Smiril from the Mortensen family. This was the start of Strandfer­slan - or Strandfaraskip Landsins as we know it today. Celebrations were held in Drelnes on 19th May 2017 attended by the transport minister.

Strandfaraskip Landsins (SSL) is the nationally owned transport company of the Faroes. The main objective for SSL is providing transport to all corners of the Faroe Islands.  SSL runs six ferries named Smyril, Teistin, Sam, Ritan, Sildberin and Ternan. All the ships are named after birds, and only Smyril, Teistin, Sam and Ternan are car ferries. The others are passenger only ferries.  SSL also runs various bus routes which are all privately operated by several different Faroese bus companies.
SSL 100 years

Faroe Islands
A collection of eighteen islands strewn across the ocean halfway between Scotland and Iceland, the Faroes combine landscape and seascape with towering cliffs, steep headlands, lush valleys and the ever present restless sea. From the welcoming capital Tˇrshavn with its bustling harbour through dramatic landscapes dotted with both turfed roof houses and many flocks of sheep the islands have grown in popularity as a destination. They are easy to access through an increasing number of flight sectors flown by Atlantic Airways, the Faroese national airline. Much further information from the tourist office.  Come and visit soon, you are assured of a warm welcome.
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F°royar Faroe Islands

I welcome any help or information about the buses and ferries of the Faroe Islands.  ☺✍  peterATcountrybusDOTcom

Upplřsing um bussar og ferja Ý F°royar  -  eg eri takksamur fyri hjßlp tina.   ☺ ✍ peterATcountrybusDOTcom

This is a site of historical record and does not contain current service information,
which can be found at    or

Hendan sÝ­an vÝsur gamlar tÝ­arŠtlanir og ikki tŠr i­ eru galdandi n˙.
        Denne side viser gamle k°replaner og ikke de aktuelle tider.