Port Profile: Runavík, Faroe Islands

Learn everything you need to know about cruise destinations under Avid Cruiser’s Port Profiles section (you’ll find a tab above on the navigation bar). Each week, we’ll provide one or more port profiles for those are planning trips or for those who need inspiration to do so. Today’s feature, Runavík, in the gorgeous Faroe Islands.

Green is the predominant color on Eysturoy

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The Norwegian 19th century writer Henrik Wergeland may have made a premature statement when he claimed that “Nowhere is the grass greener.” Wergeland had probably never seen the Faroe Islands when putting pen to paper to write those words. If he had, he might have been less certain when claiming that Norway’s grass is the greenest.

The many different shades of green is one of the first things that visitors will notice when arriving to the Faroe Islands. That, and the grand landscape of the 18 islands that together constitute the Faroes.

Eysturoy, the second largest of the Faroe Islands, offers visitors many opportunities to marvel at the spectacular landscape. In the northern part of the island the town of Gjógv is one of the true sights.

At the other end of the island, at the southernmost tip of Eysturoy, the port of Runavík is where cruise ships call on the island.

Read Avid Cruiser’s full Port Profile featuring Runavik, in the Faroes

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