Port information

Port of Runavík, The King's Harbour (c) c


- Our main port - King's Harbour:
The Port of Runavík, also known as King's Harbour, is situated in the heart of Faroe Islands connected via subsea tunnels to Norðuroyggjar (20 minutes from Runavík to Klaksvík) and to Tórshavn (12 minutes from Runavík to Tórshavn). History tells us that both the King of Denmark and vikings used this harbour, because it was the safest natural harbour in the Faroe Islands.

The port offers good reception facilities with tourist information, Ask Me-staff and free shuttle buses on request. Cruise ships dock at King's Harbour, quaysides 2, 3 and 4. The total length of the quaysides is 567 m with water depths from 5 - 12 m (of which 321 m have a depth of 12 m).

- Our Expedition Cruise Destinationes
During the past few years we've developed a safe and sustainable product for expedition ships to our small villages Funningur, Elduvík and Oyndarfjørður.   By scrolling down to the bottom of our site, you'll find a presentation video of one of our visits.

Port attractions

  1.  Hiking

    A hike around the beautiful lake Toftavatn is very popular all year round. Approximately 4 km from Visit Runavík and back on a good and smooth path. Another popular hike is from the village Lamba to the village Rituvík. It's a 7 km hike and you’ll easily find your way by following the cairns standing one after the other from start to finish.
  2.  Shopping Street

    Here you can buy clothes, books, souvenirs, Faroese handicraft and much more. We recommend you to visit Heimavirkni, Berglon and Visit Runavík.
  3.  Drink and Dine

    A 10 min walk from the port will bring you to the local hotel in town; Hotel Runavík, which has a café and a restaurant. We also recommend Café Cibo and Etika (Sushi Restaurant), which are no further than 500 meters from the port.

Port views

Cruise on it's way to the Port of Runavík
Mein Schiff 3
Ask Me Staff and passengers
Concert in Runavík
Lake Toftavatn
Faroese Chain Dance - Welcoming Performance

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Port facts

Nautical information

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Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Open loop
✔ Closed loop
✔ Hybrid loop
✔ Compliant IMO Fuel
No reception facilities for scrubber wash water.
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ Road tanker (truck) on the quay
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Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
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Tax/duty fees applicable
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Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Fiskivinnuhavnin 3
FO-600 Saltangará Runavík
Faroe Islands
+298 289193


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Page last updated: 2023-11-08 12:13


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