Port of Vágur in the summer time
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Port of Vágur

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Port of Vágur

the nearest port at your service
Situated in the midst of the North Atlantic, on the southermost of the Faroe Islands, the Port of Vágur is the nearest port at service to oil-fields west of Shetland as well as to the international fishing fleet active south of the Faroe Islands.

The Port of Vágur is sheltered by a deep fjord. Entering the port is safe and easy, with a tidal range of max one metre. The port is protected from currents and waves.

The Port of Vágur has more than 350 meters of quay-side (max depth 10.0 m and min. depth 7.0 m) and a ro-ro wharf. There is 8.000 m2 of open storage available, and 1.700 m2 of in-door storage

By Port of Vágur there are a wide range of MRO services (Maintenance, Repair, and Operations), hydraulic and hi-tech steel work.

The shipyard, Vágs Skipasmiðja, is well-equipped, lifts ships of max 1.500 tonnes, keel 65 m, width 15 m. The shipyard has comprehensive services: maintenance and repairs of ships, engines, hydraulics, piping, electrical and radio mechanics etc

Port Services

The Port of Vágur is a modern ISPS approved commercial port, with a wide range of vessel control services provided to users on a 24 hour per day basis.


Port Control

A vessel traffic advisory service is provided on a 24 hour per day basis. The service can be contacted on phone +298 37 30 33. The service can be contacted on VHF Channel 16 (working channel 12 and 14).



The Port of Vágur has a 24 hour per day pilotage service. The Pilot Service is arrange by the Port Control.



Harbour towage can be arrange by the Port Control.  The harbour tug ‘Merkur’ is available on request.


Weather Forecasts

Weather forecasts for the Faroe Islands:
–  weather forecast by the the icelandic Belgingur: http://www.belgingur.is/opna/fo/1/gfs/fo/3/vindur/
– weather forecast by the norwegian Yr: http://www.yr.no/place/Faroe_Islands/Su%C3%B0uroy/V%C3%A1gur/



Tidal range of max 1 metre.


Port Contact

The Port of Vágur
Bryggjan 5
Postbox 132
FO-900 Vágur
Faroe Islands

Phone: +298 37 30 33 (24 hrs)
Telefax: +298 37 41 10
E-mail: vagshavn@olivant.fo

Harbourmaster: Hans J. Bech

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