Smyril Line was established in 1982 and is today an international company with offices in the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Germany and Denmark. Furthermore Smyril Line is co-operating with agents in the most of Europe and the rest of the world
35 years have passed since the shipping company Smyril Line was founded in 1. november 1982 by three ship officers, Óli Hammer, Jógvan í Dávastovu and Andrias Joensen, working at the publicly owned shipping company Strandfaraskip Landsins. Smyril Line purchased a Swedish ferry, renovated it and named it M/S Norröna. It had a capacity of 1,050 passengers and 300 cars. Norröna’s first season was the summer of 1983.
Smyril Line's primary workarea is travel and freight transport in the North Atlantic.