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Many Couchsurfers use the ferry service provided by "Smyril Line" to get to Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
This group wants to give those who don't want to sit alone and bored on deck the possibility to connect with other CSers, using the same ship at the same time =)
Even though the ferry company tries really hard to entertain its guests, it's always nicer to have someone around to chat, play card games or have a drink.

For a better overview, please enter the date your ferry trip starts in the title of your post.

And of course, if you have questions about the ferry, timetables, if you want somebody to bring smth. to/from the continent and so on, feel free to post here!


[News]

Smyril Line decided to stop going to Esbjerg (in winter) and Hanstholm (summer), instead they're leaving the whole year from Hirtshals now. Good thing, especially for people travelling with a car, since Hirtshals is conncted to the Danish highway net. There are also train connections to Hirtshals, unlike Hanstholm. Smyril Line published informations regarding the new location on their website, here is the link. The map in the bottom is in Danish, however the only number on the map of interest might be number 5: that's where the main train station is. However walking from there takes quite some time and it's not that easy to find the way. There is another train station a bit closer to the terminal called "Lilleheden". I made a small google map to show the way from that station and from the campsite/Youth Hostel.

Smyril Line recently introduced a booking fee. If you book your ticket over the internet you'll have to pay € 10/DKK 75 extra, any other way of booking € 20/DKK 150. Just keep this in mind when booking your ticket.

As if the booking fee wasn't enough, you'll now have to pay an oil fee because "Oil prices have increased around 10-15 % the last few weeks."¹. The fee will be between 4 € (FO - Iceland) and 14 € (DK - Iceland) per person and trip.
However, the price for the fee seems to change a bit from time to time, so if you want to know the exact price, it's best to check the website.

[getting to the ferry]

Hirtshals (Denmark):

Hirtshals is an pretty important harbour with different ferries going to Norway and GB. There's a highway going to Hirtshals (from Aalborg) so hitchhiking should be quite easy and there's also a train connection. Finding a couch in the Hirtshals area though might be difficult because of the low amount of CSers there (only 1 in Hirtshals). Cities near by with hosting CSers are for example Hjørring, Sindal and Løkken.

Tórshavn (Faroe Islands)

Leaving from the main terminal in the harbour, easy reachable by bus and car. Important: Due to bad weather the ferry might go to another harbour instead of Tórshavn (mostly Kollafjørður, about 15km north of Tórshavn). To be sure check the website or take their phonenumber with you.

Seyðisfjörður (Iceland)

Connected to the ring road, during the summer (tourist season) there are buses going all around Iceland, in the winter you probably better have your own car or have good luck in hitchhiking. You can find further information on this page.


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Created: Jun 20, 2010
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HamnesHamnes moderator 06/20/2010
Dario MancinelliDario Mancinelli I just booked! :) 05/16/2012
Tihomir R RangelovTihomir R Rangelov looking forward to it 07/10/2011
Marina LuneMarina Lune I'm likely to travel with this fairy! 03/29/2013
Allan LewisAllan Lewis I will be visiting the Faroe Islands with a friend in July. We'll be going to G! Festival and then touring around for a few days, and then heading for Iceland by ferry. 06/26/2013
Susan Ganzer Susan Ganzer 12/29/2013
Louise StaufLouise Stauf 03/05/2014
Harald Havsteen-MikkelsenHarald Havsteen-Mikkelsen Am going on the ferry 1th of june-4th of june 05/18/2013

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  Title By Replies Date
Seyðisfjörður --> Tórshavn on 18 August then to DK on 21 AugustДжако - Jaco - جاكو 1  08/05/2011
6th august - on the Ferry from Danmark to IcelandGennarinoParsifall3  08/02/2011
Taking the Ferry on Aug. 16th, from Denmark to IcelandPatrick Kraus-  07/31/2011
Anyone on board on August 2nd?Diego Ferioli-  07/14/2011
30.6.11 from Seydisfjördur to Torshavn, 8.7.11 from Torshavn to HirtshalsLaura Cerri-  06/28/2011
06/25 from Hirtshals, 26-29 in Tórshavn, 06/30 in SeyðisfjörðurDouglas Herrick-  06/21/2011
Seyðisfjörður 16th, Torshavn 17th - 19th and Hirtshals 21th JuneAnna Wolke-  06/14/2011
Free parking in Hirtshals/last minute ticketChristian Perry-Giraud2  06/11/2011
Denmark - Faroe islands 11.06Sari Saranpää3  06/07/2011
June 4th departure from Hirtshals to arrive in Seyöisfjörour June 7thTONYA_LANE9  06/03/2011
FO -> DK 12.06. / DK -> FO 21.06.Hamnes-  05/14/2011
Anyone going on Smyril Line tomorrow?Kasper Lurcock2  05/06/2011
Eistnaflug! July 6/7 Ferry from FO to ICELAND!amanDeeZee-  05/01/2011
Danemark to Faroes and faroes to iceland departure: 07/05/2011Marion Siroi1  04/27/2011
Ísland-Føroyar-Danmark May 4 - May 7xNORUSHKAx-  04/22/2011
Denmark->Faroese 05/28/2011Ingrid Eriksson-  04/14/2011
Denmark -> Feroe -> Iceland : 07/18/2011Martin MARTIN PREUSS-  03/17/2011
Føroyar - Ísland Oct 25xNORUSHKAx-  10/18/2010
Seyðisfjörður -------> Hirtshals 29-9Hanne Kennedy2  09/29/2010
heeeelp!Franz Pallerés Sió1  09/27/2010
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