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costs 130 million DKK
opening November 27, 1992
Port type seaport
Geographic information
place Tórshavn Municipality
Equal nation within the Kingdom of Denmark Faroe Islands
Country Faroe Islands
Aerial photo of Gamlarætt
Aerial photo of Gamlarætt
Coordinates 61 ° 57 '46 "  N , 6 ° 49' 8"  W Coordinates: 61 ° 57 '46 "  N , 6 ° 49' 8"  W.
Gamlarætt (Faroe Islands)
Location Gamlarætt

Gamlarætt (or Gomlurætt ) is a regional ferry port in the municipality of Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands .


The port is located on the south west coast of the main island Streymoy between the towns of Kirkjubøur in the south and Velbastaður in the north. Gamlarætt is not an inhabited place in the Faroe Islands in the true sense of the word, but a newly created port for ferry operations between the main island of Streymoy and the islands to the southwest.


When the port of Gamlarætt was built, so much overburden was created in basalt blocks that it was brought directly to Hestur to build a new pier. On November 27, 1992, the port in Gamlarætt was officially opened at the same time as the new port on Hestur.

In 2004 a feasibility study for the construction of a tunnel from Gamlarætt to Skopun was commissioned, which was presented in 2005 . At 10.6 kilometers, the Sandoy Tunnel would be the longest submarine road tunnel in the Faroe Islands. Construction of the Sandoy Tunnel is now scheduled to start in 2018. The underwater tunnel should be completed in 2021.

Passenger and ferry traffic

The ferry "Teistin" runs between Gamlarætt and Skopun.
Faroese regional transport route from Tórshavn to Skopun with the 101 bus and the "Teistin" ferry via the Gamlarætt ferry port.

Strandfaraskip Landsins , the national transport company for coastal and intercity bus traffic, takes the Spógvin and Teistin ferries to the island of Hestur in the west and to Skopun , the northern port of the island of Sandoy in the south. This shortened the sea route from the capital Tórshavn , which is connected to the small port by bus route 101 .

Web links

Commons : Gamlarætt  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Gomlurætt is the bent form of Gamlarætt . The name means something like "old pen" (for sheep).
  2. Soleiðis sær tunnilsmunnin út ,, February 22, 2016
  3. Eysturoyartunnilin & Sandoyartunnilin ( Memento of the original from July 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. ,  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Teistin ,