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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Weekdays 9 – 18
Saturday 9 – 14
Sunday 13 – 14
If you want to pick up or drop of the bike at another time, please let us know and we can make an appointment.
You can pick up and drop off the bike at the shop during the opening hours in June, July and August. If you want to pick up or drop off the bike at another time, please let us know and we can make an appointment.
From September to May, just let us know when you are coming to the shop. We are only 10 minutes away from the shop.
You can have the bike delivered and picked up in other places as well, ex. at the Airport when you arrive and when you leave the Faroe Islands. Drop off and pick up elsewhere as well, ex. Hvalvík and bike to Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv or in Klaksvík.
A bicycle lock is included in the price.
Bicycle helmets are not included in the price. Bike helmets can be rented at rentabike.fo for 50 DKK per bike.
We recommend using bicycle helmets.
We recommend you to inform you about the weather conditions before starting you trip.

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The bikes comes with regular pedals. You can rent pedals for road bike (SPD-SL) and pedals for MTB pedals (SPD) for 50 DKK per bike.
You can rent a rear rack for a Mountain Bike for 50 DKK per bike. E-Bikes coms with rear rack. Road Bikes don’t take rear rack.
You can rent a bag for E-Bike the rear rack for 50 DKK per bike or two or three bags for 100 DKK per bike.

You can rent a rear rack and a rear rack bag Mountain Bike for 100 DKK per bike or a rear rack and two or three bags for 150 DKK per bike.

Sadle bags are avivable (14 – 18 liter) for Road Bike fo 100 DKK per bike.

You can pay by credit card or cash at the shop. We will bring our payment terminal to the drop of place fx. the Airport, then you can pay by credit card.
You don’t need to make a reservation. You can turn up on the day you want to rent the bike. Just let us know when you will be at the shop and we will meet you there.
You can have a privat guided tour on the day and at the time that suits you best. Just let us know were and when you want to go. Please do not hesitate to ask.
You can bike through the 19 tunnels and 2 subsea tunnels on the Faroe Islands. The 19 tunnels are “low-cost” tunnels (similar to Norway and Island).
You should always wear a helmet and have extra strong light. We recommend you to have blinking lights as well. You should also put on a reflective vest or some reflective items while biking through a tunnel.
Some tunnels are 2 lanes, others are 1 lanes. The width is from 7 meters to 2,8 meter and the length is from 683 meters to 3.240 meters. The subsea tunnels are 4.940 meters and 6.186 meters. (www.lv.fo)
Please notice that the Kollfjarðar-tunnel is heavily trafficked. The tunnels on the islands Borðoy, Kunoy and Kalsoy are narrow and dark. The tunnels on Borðoy are heavily trafficked as well.

Detailed information on tunnels: https://www.landsverk.fo/?id=396

Strandfaraskip Landsins (SSL) is a nationally owned transport company. SSL website English edition: https://www.ssl.fo/en/
If there is room in the bus trunk, you may bring bicycles on the bus for a bicycle fare. The large buses usually have the place to transport bikes. The small buses must be notified of the bike the day before the trip starts.
Contact information: Phone +298 343030 or e-mail fyrisiting@ssl.fo
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 08:00-16:00, Friday 08:00-15:00. Outside the opening hours you can contact ssl.fo on phone +298 343030 where we will answer all your route questions.

Bus Travel Map: https://www.ssl.fo/en/customer-service/travel-map/

There is a spare bicycle tube and an iron in the saddlebag, so you can switch tube if there is a puncture. A bicycle pump is on the bike. If you have any problems, please contact rentabike.fo +298 270600.
If you feel bad on the trip and need medical help you must dial 112. If you feel bad on the trip and want to be transported to your place of residence you can call rentabike.fo +298 270600 and get instructions about public transport, taxi or be picked up by rentabike.fo, at you own expense.
If you don’t use the bike for all days and returns the bike, you will not get the money back. rentabike.fo recommends that you have a travel insurance.
You can see and write a review on Trust Pilot
https://dk.trustpilot.com/review/rentabike.fo
and TripAdvisor:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g190335-d14118366-Reviews-Rentabike_Fo-Torshavn_Streymoy.html

TRIP SUGGESTIONS

It is a very good idea to go biking on Sandoy. Cycle from Tórshavn 15 km to Gomlurætt. There you take the ferry to Sandoy fx. at 9:45 or 11:15. Cycle from the harbor in Skopun to Sands form 8,5 km, where you can visit Café Breiðateig, in the old telephoneexchange house. Then you can continue 9 km to Skálavík and stop at the Hotel or at the charming café Mølin by the harbor. In the next village Húsavík you can see the Viking settlement or you can bike further to the charming village Dalur. While waiting for the ferry back in Skopun, you can visit one of the largest mailboxes in the world. Take the ferry back fx. at 16:30. The island Sandoy has beautiful little villages and peaceful lakes and is a low traffic island.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.
Cycle from Tórshavn to historical Kirkjubø. See the only Cathedral and the oldest Church on Faroe Island, and the oldest habitat wood house in Europe. On your way back bike through the village Velbastaður.
About 30 km. 657 meter height difference. Max increase 6,9%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.
Cycle from Tórshavn to the small farmer village Norðadalur and back to Tórshavn. Stop at the mountain pass, Norðadalsskarð, 225m above sea level. The view is spectacular to the one family settlement island Koltur. You will get great pictures by the cairn.
About 27 km. 684 meter height difference. Max increase 18,6%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.
Cycle from Tórshavn through the village Kallafjørð, Hósvík, við Áir to Hvalvík. Turne left to Saksun. Saksun is a wonderfully remote hillside village and is one of the most worthwhile destinations in the country. Cycle back to Tórshavn.
You can take the old road between Tórshavn and Kollafjørð “Oyggjavegur” to avoid the Kollafjørður tunnel.
About 98 km. 502 meter height difference. Max increase 6,3%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.
Cycle for Tórshavn to Sonnfelli, where there is a former military radar station 725 m above sea level, and a meteorological station. Cycle back to Tórshavn.
About 37 km. 1.450 meter height difference. Max increase 15,1%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.
Cycle form Tórshavn through Kollafjørð, Hósvík, við Áir, Hvalvík to the small village Tjørnuvík. Tjørnuvík is surrounded by high mountains. The village is beautifully situated at the bottom of a bay overlooking to majistic sea-stacksRisin and Kellingin (the giant and the witch). Cycle back to Tórshavn.
You can take the old road between Tórshavn and Kollafjørð “Oyggjavegur” to avoid the Kollafjørður tunnel.
About 105 km. 1.186 meter height difference. Max increase 9,1%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.
Cycle form Tórshavn to Vestmanna and back to Tórshavn.
(You can take the old road between Tórshavn and Kollafjørð “Oyggjavegur” to avoid the Kollafjørður tunnel.
About 81 km. 1126 meter height difference. Max increase 10%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.
Cycle form Tórshavn through Kollafjørð, Hósvík, við Áir, Hvalvík, við Streymin. After crossing the brigde turn left towards Eiði to Gjógv. Between Eiði and Gjógv you vill pass the highest mountain on the Faroe Island “Slættaratindur”. In Gjógv you can stroll around in the village and walk out to the end og the gorge. One your way back you can cycle through Funningur and back to Tórshavn. You can take the old road between Tórshavn and Kollafjørð “Oyggjavegur” to avoid the Kollafjørður tunnel.
About 116 km. 5.300 meter height difference. Max increase 18,3%.
You might stay one night in Gjógv ex. at the Guesthouse Gjógv or Airbnb. Baggage transport to Gjógv is available. Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.
Bike form Tórshavn toward Klaksvík, trough Kollafjørð, Hósvík, við Áir, Hvalvík, cross the brigd and bike trough the tunnel towards Skálafjørð. Turn left to Gøtu and trough the tunnel to Lorvík. Cycle trougt the subsea tunnel to Klasvík.
About 141 km. 1.788 meter height difference. Max increase 12%.
You might stay one nigt in Klaksvík. Baggage transport to Klaksvík is available.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.
It is a very good idea to go cycling on Suðuroy. You can rent a bicycle and bring the bike with you on the ferry Smyril to Suðuroy fx Mondays, Wendsdays and Thursdagys at 8:45.
Suðuroy is a most picturesque island that has much to offer the visitor. From historic Sandvík in the north to the beautiful, natural scenery of Sumba on the south. The two largest towns, Tvøroyri and Vágur, are situated on beautiful fjords surrounded by mountains. All of the island’s towns and villages are linked by a network of modern roads, which offers easy access to a variety of fascinating landscapes. Take the ferry back the same day fx. 18:45 (Monday and Wnsday) and 17:30 (Thursday) og stay for a day og more.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.