LOCAL TIME
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.

TIPPING
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.

SHOPPING
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.

TAX-FREE SHOPPING
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.

OPENING HOURS

MUSEUMS ETC.:

Føroya Fornminnissavn - Faroese Historical Museum
Opening hours: 15 May-15 Sep.:
Mon.-Fri. 10:00-17:00; Sat. and Sun. 14:00-17:00

Náttúrugripasavni› - The Farose Museum of Natural History
Opening hours: Mon. - Fri.: 11:00- 6:00; Sat. and Sun. 15:00-17:00

Listaskálin - Art Museum
Opening hours: 1 June - 31 August:
Mon.-Fri. 11:00-17:00; Sat. and Sun. 14:00-18:00

Nordic House - Cultural Centre
Opening hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:00-18:00; Sun. 14:00-18:00

BANKS:
Mon.-Fri. 09:00-16:00; Thu. 09:00-18:00; Sat. and Sun. closed.

SHOPS:
Mon.-Fri. 09:00-17:30; Fri. 09:00-19:00; Sat. 09:00-12:00 or 14:00. Sun.
closed.

POST OFFICE:
Mon.-Fri. 09:00-16:00; Sat. and Sun. closed.

Postal charges (post cards and standard letters): up to 20g 20-100g 100-250g
Europe DKK 6.50 DKK 10 DKK 20
Outside Europe DKK  8 DKK 18 DKK 38

CLOTHING
Waterproof raingear is always a good idea to bring along as the weather is a bit on the unpredictable side.  If you venture out onto the sea, a warm hat is a must.  A Faroese wool sweater might make your hike just about perfect, as would a pair of rubber boots or waterproof hiking boots.  Dressing in layers is always the best option.

SERVICES FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
Wheel-chair access at most visitor destinations is limited.  Contact the Faroe Island Tourist Board for up to date information.  The Faroese Association for the Handicapped can also assist.