Important notice regarding the sailing

Face masks

  • All passengers must wear a face mask at check-in and when boarding and leaving MS Norröna. This applies to both passengers on foot and passengers with a vehicle.
  • We recommend all passengers to wear a face mask, while onboard the ship.
  • Passengers do not need to wear a face mask in their own cabin and when it is possible to sit at a physical distance or when possible to keep a distance on the ship’s outdoor areas.
  • Crew with contact to the passengers will wear face masks, if they are not protected by plexiglass screens.

Traveling from Denmark to the Faroe Islands
Covid-19 test before departure
All people travelling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for Covid-19. The testing of passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands takes place on the harbour in Hirtshals. Travelers with a car will be tested after check-in. Passengers on foot will be tested in the terminal. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment. The price for the test is 390 DKK per person. Children younger than 12 do not need to be tested. The test results will be sent directly to Smyril Line and will be ready during the crossing. Only passengers that are tested positive will be contacted about the test result.

Follow-up test six days after arrival
All travellers staying in the Faroe Islands for more than 6 days, should get a follow-up test six days after arrival. This test is free of charge. Find further information on corona.fo

Traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands
Faroese authorities demand that all passengers traveling to the Faroe Islands must be tested for Covid-19. Passengers traveling from Iceland to the Faroe Islands get a test on board. The prices is DKK 390. Children under the age of 12 do not need a test. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment.

Passengers get the test result some hours after arrival in the Faroe Islands. Only passengers that are tested positive will get information about the test result. 

Traveling from Denmark to Iceland
Covid-19 test before departure
All nationalities will be tested for COVID-19 in Denmark/Hirtshals before boarding MS Norröna, due to the stopover in the Faroe Islands on the way to Iceland on Mondays. The price for the test is DKK 390. All passengers will get an email before traveling with information about registration and payment.  

Passengers traveling to Iceland do also need a test upon arrival in Seyðisfjørður. From the 1st of December until the 31st of January the test is free of charge. Further information regarding testing, registration etc is to be found here: covid.is/english

Follow-up test in Iceland after 5-6 days
As of 19th August all arriving passengers must also do another test 5-6 days later to minimize the risk of a false negative causing infection to spread in the community. This follow-up test is also free of charge. Certain rules reg. quarantine apply. Read more

Traveling from Iceland to Denmark
People who use Denmark as a transit are not required to present proof of a negative Covid-19 test, when entering Denmark. People who have Denmark as a destination must present proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before entry. Read more here.

Passengers will have the possibility to be tested in Tórshavn. The price for the test is DKK 390 and is to be paid directly to the testing company.

Covid 19 information

The situation regarding the Coronavirus “COVID-19” has our full attention and we prioritize the safety of our customers and employees very high. We are monitoring updates and guidance from relevant authorities and health organisations in the countries where we operate very closely.

To ensure the safety of our passengers and crew we are taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus onboard Norröna. 

- Information posters focused on hygienic measures to prevent the spread of the virus based on the World Health Organisation guidelines.

- Increased the frequency of preventive cleaning and disinfection of “Hand Contact Point Hotspots” such as door handles, access touch pads and telephones.

- Increased possibilities for hand wash and disinfection placed in public areas to ensure good hand hygiene.

- Staff is instructed to stay at home if they experience any of the Covid-19 symtoms. Or if they within the last 14 days, before symptoms occurred, stayed in areas* that are affected with a widespread transmission of Covid-19.

- If a passenger arrives at the ship and shows symptoms of Coronavirus or have a fever, then they will be refused boarding.

In advance of any journey, we encourage all travellers to follow latest guidance from the national health authorities.

Welcome to the Faroe Islands

We hope that you have been looking forward to visiting our country as much as we have been looking forward to inviting you back.

In order to prepare our tourism industry for the return of visitors, Visit Faroe Islands has joined forces with the best medical capacities in the country to train our leisure and meetings industry in ensuring a safe stay for our
guests.

Companies and organisations that work in leisure and meetings tourism in the Faroe Islands have taken part in an educational course titled: “Corona Virus – Protection and Preventive Measures in the Tourism Industry.”

Staff that completed the course were given a “Safe to Visit” badge. The badge demonstrates that they have been taught to follow public Covid-19 health guidelines and have chosen to adopt the guidelines in their company or organisation.

The Faroese tourism industry is committed to doing everything in our power to reduce the risk of the virus spreading. However, we also need your help. We hope and expect that you will familiarise yourself with and follow the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Faroese health authorities. 

How to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19

  • Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitiser frequently – especially before and after touching surfaces that many others also touch, e.g. door handles and lift buttons, etc.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve
  • Avoid shaking hands, kissing on the cheek and hugging
  • Limit physical contact
  • Keep a distance of at least one metre to other people who are not in your group and ask others to show consideration

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