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Nolsoy is both an island reached by passenger ferry from Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and the name of the village on the island. [1]


The island is one of the principal breeding grounds of the storm petrel and there is also a large puffin colony. The Tourist Information is open during summertime. It is located in the harbor, near the ferry port, on top of the boat house of Ove Joensen. Website:


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There is no vehicular access to the island but there is an old tractor that seems to serve as a taxi! Roads are only found in and very close to the village.

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Whalebone arches are , surprisingly, not common in the islands but there is one forming an entrance to the village from the jetty.

Diana Victoria. Ove Joensen was a famous man from Nólsoy. He managed to row all by himself in an open wooden boat from Nólsoy to Copenhage in Denmark. The boat of Ove Joensen, which is called Diana Victoria, is now a tourist attraction in Nólsoy. You can ask in the Tourist Information, if you can see the boat, which is located in the basement of the Tourist Information. The building is an old storage house with a boat house on the ground floor. The Boat Museum with Diana Victoria is open in during summertime from 10-19.


1. There is a long walk from the village to the lighthouse at the southern tip of the island

2. The local taxidermist takes trips in the late evening to see the petrels coming in for the night. he also provides basic accommodation for those making the trip. [2]

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There is a cafe near the ferry port.

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