TRANSPORT  IN  THE  FAROE  ISLANDS


SAMFERĐSLA  Ķ  FŲROYAR



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SETTING THE SCENE. My interest in the Faroe Islands 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 ten years since my last trip good friends like Jens-Pauli Nolsoe, Jens Tummas Naess and Renno Hokwerda kept me updated.


Bussleišin  -  the red town buses of the capital city Tórshavn

 

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

 

        All change!  - Faroe Islands transport update since 2004 - Bussleišin and BygdaleiširJens-Pauli NolsoeJens-Pauli NolsoeJens-Pauli Nolsoe

 

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

 

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


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


        2017 update from Malc McDonald and Renno Hokwerda



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


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 story of the mail continued by David Quayle


                   Postscript to the two articles above by David Quayle




Strandferšslan 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 Strandferšslan - 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 other three are passenger ferries.  SSL also runs various bus routes which are all privately operated by several different Faroese bus companies.
SSL 100 years




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

Upplżsing um bussar og ferja ķ Fųroyar  -  eg eri takksamur fyri hjįlp tina.   ☺ ✍ peterATcountrybusDOTcom


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


Hendan sķšan vķsur gamlar tķšarętlanir og ikki tęr iš eru galdandi nś.
        Denne side viser gamle kųreplaner og ikke de aktuelle tider.

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