Local time is Greenwich Mean Time, the same as London. Daylight savings time is observed from April until October.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE / CREDIT CARDS / BANKING
The Faroese print their own distinctive currency, the Króna, and use Danish coins. The exchange rate is essentially linked to the Euro. Most banks will provide cash advances on credit cards. Generally, credit cards are accepted everywhere, although VISA and MasterCard are the most accepted. If visiting the villages, however, cash is always best. Banks in the major towns and some villages are open from 9 - 4 pm weekdays. On Thursdays, hours are extended until 6 pm. ATMs are available until midnight every day.
A tip is generally built into the check or the charge. So whether your dining out or going across town in a taxi, no need to worry about how much extra to pay.
Tórshavn offers excellent shopping opportunities. Walk or take the shuttle bus to the shopping centre or to the city centre where you will find a wide variety of quality goods,including a couple of shops where you can get fashionable clothes or accessories of Faroese wool and design. These are very popular among visitors as well as locals.
Refund of the value added tax (VAT) on purchases of more than 300 DKK is available. Ask the store clerk for a refund voucher. You can claim your refund from the officers who will be on board your ship prior to departure. Simple as that.
TOURIST INFORMATION DESK
Upon your arrival you are welcome to stop by MB-Tours' information desk on the quay. Otherwise, the tourist information desk Kunningarstovan is easily found in the town centre.
Opening hours: Mon. and Friday: 07:00-15:30; Tue.-Thu. 08:00-17:30;
Sat. 09:00-14:00; Sunday closed.
Føroya Fornminnissavn - Faroese Historical Museum
Náttúrugripasavni› - The Farose Museum of Natural History
Listaskálin - Art Museum
Nordic House - Cultural Centre