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Runavik invests in major berth extension

Runavik invests in major berth extension
Runavik in the Faroe Islands is extending its berth at King’s Harbour from 101mtr to 320mtr with a depth of 12mtr. Work will start this year for completion in 2017.

While the facility will cater to all port users such as the oil and fishing industries, it will also enable larger cruise ships to call alongside.

Three ships are scheduled to call in 2016: Phoenix Reisen’s Albatros on May 21 and September 6 and Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam on July 25.

The harbour is well protected and has benefited in the past from calls that were diverted from Klaksvik due to poor weather. Runavik is connected by tunnel to Klaksvik and in three years’ time a new underground tunnel will make capital Torshavn reachable inside 15 minutes by road.

Cultural events in the town centre include live music by local musicians, an outdoor market with souvenirs and wool wear as well as the Faroese Chain Dance with dancers wearing the national costume performing traditional dancing and singing.

A tourist information desk is situated both at the port and in the town centre. Free shuttle buses are available on request.