Port information

(c) Vágur


Port of Vágur is situated on the southernmost island of the Faroe Islands. A deep fjord makes the voyage to Port of Vágur safe and sound and the high mountains shelters the fjord. A large breakwather protects the port from currents and waves. Tidal range is max. one meter.

Port of Vágur is an ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) certified, commercial port with a wide range of vessel control services provided to users on a 24 hour per day basis. Port of Vágur comprises the harbour and open storage area on the north side of Vágur fjord, the oil-harbour on the south side, and the boat basin.

Port of Vágur is part of international freight routes, with connections to the European mainland and America. Vágur is also an ideal destination for smaller cruise ships and sailboats.

Port attractions

  1.  Vágseiði viewpoint

    Here you'll get a panoramic view and feel the presence of the Atlantic Ocean and see the 200m high cliff Skúvanes and rocky reefs up close. Ruins from the old harbor and telpher line are visible.
  2.  Eggjarnar cliffs

    Here is a place of beauty and history. Eggjanar are 200m tall and here you'll have a unique view of the island's westside, the mountain Beinisvørð and the Atlantic Ocean. Ruins from WWII are visible.
  3.  Johanna TG326

    A 19th century schooner is dock at the harbor. This 140-year-old schooner is in great condition and used for excursions. Board Johanna TG326 and see how life on board a ship was in 1884.
  4.  Church of Vágur

    The 1939 new gothic style church is open for visitors. The church has many relics and artifacrs on display. The church has its own choir.
  5.  Ruth Smith Art Museum

    Ruth Smith is concidered to be one of Scandinavias finest painter and greatest colourist. The museum displays an extensive collection of the painter's paintings, drawings and portraits.
  6.  Lake Vatnið

    Lake Vatnið is located close to Vágseiði. Locals and visitors alike can walk around the lake and see the beautiful suroundings.
  7.  Beer tasting

    The local brewery offers beer-tasting events. Local legends inspire Biskupskelda's beers, and at the beer-tasting event, you will learn each beer's legend while enjoying the locally made craft beer.
  8.  Mountain Rávan

    Hiking to Rávan takes you up the mountain and pass the beautiful, pointy-peaked gorge Tindagjógv. Rávan is renowned for its unique nature and wonderful viewpoint of the majestic Atlantic Ocean.
  9.  Faroese Chain Dance

    Experience the ancient Faroese chain dance. The dance is a typical mediaeval ring dance and locals present the dance and you are welcome to join the chain of dancers.

Port views


Port facts

Nautical information

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Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
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Port contacts


Magnus Pauli West, Tourist Manager
Bryggjan 5
900 Vágur
Faroe Islands
+298 23 93 92


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Page last updated: 2024-01-23 15:38


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