Cruise ships dock at Kongshavn, which translates to King's Harbor.
The harbor is right in the center of town.
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As a tourist destination, Runavík Municipality
is stepping up efforts to meet the demands of a growing number of the
Faroe Islanders and visiting during the summer season. With dedicated
staff and a comprehensive selection of printed information, the Tourist
Information center offers friendly service and relevant information
to all visitors.
Among the attractions are the annual Town Festival in mid June, with cultural and sporting events and a host of festivities, in mid July , the annual Salmon & Market Day attracts from all corners, in August at International Angling Cup is being arranged in Runavík and in October there is a Cultural Week in connection with the international business conference Faroexpo.
Other tourist attractions include the village museum Forni in Glyvrar, the natural harbor in Elduvik, the Rocking Stones in Oyndarfjørður and then of course the breathtaking nature. The flat landscape that surrounds Runavík is perfect for hiking tours.
The intertown bus system (Bygdaleiðir) operates daily to most areas. The buses are blue in colour. A comprehensive schedule (Ferðaætlan) listing the various timetables for the intertown buses and ferries can be obtained from the tourist office, as well as the central bus station near the harbor in Tórshavn.
Among Faroese souvenirs of particular interest are the numerous woollen goods, stuffed birds, ceramics, wood articles, jewelry, music, stamps and posters.
Tipping is not the custom. Service fees are normally included in the price, whether for a fancy meal in a restaurant, a taxi ride across town, or a trim at the hairdresser.
As a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark, the Faroese government prints its own currency, the króna, although Danish coins are used. The exchange value is equivalent to the Danish krone, and there is no service charge on exchange, as Danish notes are equally acceptable as the Faroese króna throughout the country.
Automatic teller machines (ATMs) are available.
Danish spoken, English well understood.
Telecenter (Teledepilin) has a netcafé in Niels Finsensgøta 10 in Tórshavn, where it is possible to send and receive emails. Tourist information offices in Tórshavn, Sandoy and Runavík also have an internet café service.
Dial 112 for any type of emergency assistance anywhere in the country.
Most shops are open from 9:00/10.00 to 17:30. On Friday, many retailers remain open until 19:00. On Saturdays, shopping is limited; stores open at 9:00 and close either at 12:00, 14:00 or 16:00. On Sundays, all stores are closed.
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