The nearest port at your service
Situated in the midst of the North Atlantic, on the southermost of the Faroe Islands, the Port of Vágur is the nearest port at service to oil-fields west of Shetland as well as to the international fishing fleet active south of the Faroe Islands.
The Port of Vágur is sheltered by a deep fjord. Entering the port is safe and easy, with a tidal range of max one metre. The port is protected from currents and waves.
The offshore oil industry
The Port of Vágur is the nearest port to the oilfields at the Faroese – British / Shetland border, this is for example the case regarding the Rose Bank oil and gas field and the Cambo oil field. See map here.
The distance from Rose Bank to the Port of Vágur is 96.2 nautical miles (from Rose Bank to Lerwich 126.0 nautical miles). With an operating speed of 10-12 miles, the distance from Rose Bank to the Port of Vágur is 8-9½ hours.
The distance from Cambo to the Port of Vágur is 84.4 nautical miles (from Cambo to Lerwich 125.0 nautical miles). With an operating speed of 10-12 miles, the distance from Cambo to the Port of Vágur is 7-8½ hours.
The Port of Vágur
Telephone: +298 37 30 33 (24 hrs)
Telefax: +298 37 41 10
Harbourmaster: Hans J. Beck