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|Runavík is the third largest town in the
Faroe Islands, with a population of 2,300. It is situated by the longest firth in the
islands, Skálafjord on Eysturoy.
The town is one hour's drive from the capital Tórshavn and two hours by ferry and road from V·gar airport.
Runavík has developed extensively during the last decade and is now one of the most prosperous industrial and business communities in the Faroes.
The prospects of the Faroe Islands becoming an oil-producing centre has been taken into account, and Runavík has already taken steps to meet future demands within the offshore industry.
|With its various businesses,
banks and administrations, a well-developed educational system, a hotel, churches,
community centres with a wide range of facilities, a museum, a sports hall, and a stadium,
Runavík is the centre of Eysturoy.
The harbour of Runavík is fully capable of providing services to all types of vessels, such as roll-on-roll-off ferries. The total length of the quay is 1,200 m and the maximum depth is 12 m; therefore the harbour is well suited to receive vessels of any kind, e.g. liners. In connection with the harbour there is a multitude of services, including machine workshops, provisions, radio services, warehouses, freezing stores and fish-processing plants.
Apart from this, Runavík offers ample opportunities for tourists visiting the Faroes and there are good and regular connections with the rest of the islands.
Various trips are organized for tourists wishing to enjoy the sights of Eysturoy; among the favourites is an excursion to Sléttaratindur, the highest mountain of the islands, situated in the north of Eysturoy.
Welcome to Runavík, the heart of Eysturoy.
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