Overview of the port of Torshavn from 2023


In the municipality of Tórshavn there are three industrial harbours and 11 marinas.

Industrial harbours


Tórshavn east facilities here.

Tórshavn west facilities here.


Located 23 km north of Tórshavn and more or less at the geographical centre of the Faroe Islands, Kollafjørður is the third harbour area controlled directly by Tórshavnar havn (Tórshavn Port Authority).

Harbours are on the east- and southside of the fjord. There is 710 metres of quay with up to 11,8 metres depth and 107.000 m2 of area for cargo. 

These businesses comprise:

    • A cold storage company operating a multifunctional, BIP-approved facility with a capacity of 7,000 tonnes.

    • A cold-storage company with capacity up to 9,000 tonnes, for pelagic species.

    • Salt (Saltsøla)

      See this .pdf for harbour facilities in Kollafjørður and Oyrareingir. 



Sund is the second of three harbours owned and operated by Tórshavnar havn (Tórshavn Port Authority).

Originally constructed by Tórshavnar havn on behalf of the local fishing industry, Sund is now viewed as the ideal location for all kinds of marine, industrial and related activities.

Situated in Kaldbaksfjørður, about 10 km from Tórshavn, well away from residential housing but right alongside the main road between Tórshavn and Vágar Airport, Sund also serves Eysturoy and the North. It is also the location for the Faroe Islands’ biggest power plant.

Sund has a total of 215 metres of quay, with one berth of 150 metres and another of 65 metres. A total of 25,000 square metres of land is available for development alongside the two berths.

A company called SEV, controlled by the municipalities, owns and operates the oil-fired power station, which imports heavy fuel oil (HFO) from abroad. As such, Tórshavnar havn operates a small tanker berth for discharging the oil.

Sund is ideal for the kind of activities that are best undertaken well away from Tórshavn. The harbour currently handles the import of aggregates and sand from Norway and from around the Faroes. This is destined for a nearby asphalt plant. Sund is also used for the export of scrap metal.

Moreover, the terminal’s central location and proximity to the main highway have made Sund a highly popular service base and shelter for fishing vessels from eastern Europe. In the pdf. file below, you can see the facilities in Sund.

Port of Tórshavn - Sund

The terminal is used for the following fishing- related activities:

  • Ship-to-ship fish transfers. This activity is better undertaken alongside at the berth where transfers are safer and more straightforward than in the open water of nearby Nólsoyarfjørður. The additional costs associated with using the quay are more than offset by major savings elsewhere such as fewer weather delays and a reduced likelihood of damage to vessels and their cargoes.

  • Onshore storage of nets and other items of fishing-related equipment.

  • By using Sund, customers can save on hotel expenses and the cost of transporting crew by tender from Tórshavn to vessels anchored in Nólsoyarfjørður.



There are four marinas in Tórshavn (picture)


There is one marina in Kollafjørður við Sjógv. 
See .pdf. 


There is one marina area in Signabø. 
See .pdf. 


Marina in Kaldbak see .pdf. 


See marina area in .pdf. 


Marina in Hestur see .pdf. 


Harbour in Gamlarætt see .pdf.


Marina in Nólsoy see .pdf.