Iceland-to-Faroes ferry to transport passengers again

The Smyril Line ferry was scheduled to resume transporting passengers to Iceland late last week, reported Austurfrétt.

They will be the first passengers to arrive in Iceland on the ferry in a month. Smyril Line operates a passenger ferry service between Seyðisfjörður in East Iceland, Tórshvn in the Faroe Islands, and Hirtshals in Denmark.

In mid-March the company paused passenger transport in and out of Iceland because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the closure of Denmark’s borders. Danish borders will remain closed until May 10th, but Smyril Line has opted to resume some passenger transport to and from the Faroes, which had not had a case of Covid-19 detected for 10 days.

Iceland remains closed to foreign nationals outside of the Schengen area.

However, tourists from countries within Schengen can enter the country and are not required to quarantine when they arrive.