The Torshavn - Hirtshals service was operated by Smyril Line.
The Torshavn - Hirtshals route is no longer running and there are currently no direct alternative ferry services between Faroe Islands and Denmark either. Please browse our route, port, destination or ferry company pages to see if there is an alternative option or follow the links on this page for further information.
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The city of Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands and lies on the east coast of Streymoy. To the north west of the city is the mountain Husareyn and the mountain Kirkjuboreyn to the south west. For visitors entering the city from the sea will observe the city banking up before them as it was built on the side of a hill. The city was first established during Viking Times and the timber buildings are still visible. They are all painted red and have turf roofs and are home to the Faroe's Government and the Prime Minister. They are situated on the spot where the first settlers held their annual parliament. The exact date is not known but the town’s history can be traced back to around 900 AD when the first Viking settlers arrived on the island by longboat from Norway.
The harbour is served by the Smyril Line international ferry service to Denmark and Iceland. The harbour is also used by domestic ferry services of Strandfaraskip Landsins within the Faroe Islands, chiefly on the route to Tvoroyri.
Hirtshals is a town and port located at the top of the Jutland Peninsular in northern Denmark and lies on the coast of the island of Vendsyssel-Thy. The town was developed around a man made harbour that was built between 1919 and 1931 and was connected to the rest of Denmark by a railway line, the Hirtshals-Hjorring line, in 1925. The town's fishing fleet is now one of the largest in Denmark and was facilitated by an expansion of the harbour in 1966, and along with tourism fishing plays an important role in the town's economy.
The town's shops are kept busy by passengers disembarking from ferries docking at the town's harbour. This is especially the case with Norwegian visitors who shop in the town year round. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Nordsoen Oceanarium which is one of Europe's largest aquariums and contains over 70 different species in its collection.
Ferry services departing from the town's port depart to Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Langesund, Larvik, Seydisfjordur and Torshavn.