A while ago I met a person who claimed to have traveled from Denmark to Faroe Island on a cargo ship.

Is this really possible? How could I find a ship that could host me?

  • Possible? Certainly. But perhaps he works for the shipping compamy...
    – xuq01
    Jul 3, 2018 at 10:30
  • Sometimes cargo ship allow passengers, maybe ask : faroeship.com
    – Max
    Jul 3, 2018 at 10:36
  • @xuq01 I'm pretty sure he doesn't.
    – Onil90
    Jul 3, 2018 at 11:25
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    You are aware that there are is a regular passenger ferry service between Denmark and the Faroe Islands? That option is likely both cheaper and more convenient than trying to find a cargo ship allowing you to travel. Jul 3, 2018 at 11:39
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    In any case, you can google, there are various websites that allow you to book into cargo ships: it is a niche market. It is not so cheap, and some people love it, but you need a lot of flexibility: you never know when the ship will really sail. Jul 3, 2018 at 13:19

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It's entirely possible that it was on the Smyril Line's Norröna - a cargo ship come passenger vessel, and the only one going to the Faroes. It has a cargo capacity of 3,250 tonnes.

Failing that, we have another question with detailed information on how to get onboard cargo ships as a passenger.

  • Where do you get "cargo ship come passenger vessel" from? It seems to have been built specifically for Smyril Line and sure looks like a purpose-built cruiseferry. Aug 13, 2018 at 8:13
  • From the very page I linked to - "Passenger and freight ship" (scroll down)
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 13, 2018 at 12:00
  • x @Mark: Maybe I'm misunderstanding you. I understood "cargo ship come passenger vessel" to be a claim that it was originally a cargo ship and was later modified to take passengers. But the page you link to says it has carried both from the beginning. Perhaps an English problem? Aug 13, 2018 at 12:37
  • @HenningMakholm I think I understand the confusion, but I'm not sure how to confirm more than the site has either :/ Still the OP seems happy.
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 14, 2018 at 1:19

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