FAQ AND TRIP SUGGESTIONS

See below what our clients asks us and take a look at our trip suggestions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday closed.

RENT A BIKE & OUTDOOR, Sverrisgøta 20, 100 Tórshavn – 150m from Visit Tórshavn

You don’t need to make a booking. You can turn up on the day you want to rent the bike.

Bicycle helmet is not included in the price. Bike helmets can be rented for 50 DKK per bike. We recommend using bicycle helmets.

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.

A bicycle lock is included in the price.

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.

You can pay by credit card or cash at the shop. If you want to have the bike at another place fx. the Airport, you need to book on the website or by email and make a bank transfer.

You can have a guided tour to viewpoint Norðadalsskarð, historical Kirkjubø or City Sightseeing tour Tórshavn, the day and the time that suits you best. See more info about the tours on GUIDED TOURS https://rentabike.fo/guided-trips/

Please do not hesitate to ask, e-mail: [email protected] or phone +298 270 600.

It is allowed to cycle on paved and unpaved roads, but please note that it is not allowed to cycle off-road or to cycle in the mountains. If you want to go off-road cycling, it must be with a local guide.

RENT A BIKE offer private guided bike tours on hard tail mountain bikes and full suspension mountain bike.

You can also have a tour planned according to your desire and level. 4 hours tour, price is 1.295 DKK per person or 7 hours tour, price 1.745 DKK per person. Price is incl. rental of a bike, pedals (regular, SPD-SL, SPD), helmet, water bottle, protein bar, lunch, and local guide. All taxes incl.

Please do not hesitate to ask, e-mail: [email protected] or phone +298 270 600.

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.

We recommend you to inform you about the weather conditions before starting you trip.

https://www.landsverk.fo/en-gb/home

https://www.yr.no/place/Faroe_Islands/Other/Faroe_Islands/?spr=eng

Summers is cool with an average temperature of 13°C, and winters is mild, with an average temperature of 3°C. We recommend that you put on 3 layers of clothing, where the outer layer is wind and waterproof. The weather can often change within a day. Therefore, it is good to have several layers on.
If you do not have the necessary clothes, quality clothes from Endura can be bought in our store in Torshavn.

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

You can bike through the 19 tunnels and 2 subsea tunnels on the Faroe Islands, excepted the new Eysturoyartunnil. Most of the 19 tunnels are “low-cost” tunnels (similar to Norway and Island).
You should always wear a helmet, have good lights, blinking lights and a reflective vest on while biking through a tunnel. You can bring your own lights and put them on, as an extra light, when cycling trough tunnels. There is no tunnel fee for the bicycle.

Some tunnels are 2 lanes, others are 1 lanes. The width is from 2,8 meters to 7 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 “Kollfjarðartunnelin” is heavily trafficked. The tunnels on Borðoy are narrow, dark and trafficked. The tunnels on the islands Kunoy and Kalsoy are narrow, dark and low trafficked.

You can bike on the old roads and avoided going through these tunnels: “Kollafjarðartunnilin”, “Leynatunnilin”, “Norðskálatunnilin”,”Leirvíkstunnilin” and “Sumbiartunnilin”

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

You can contact the local Visit office or rentabike.for additional guidance.

TRIP SUGGESTIONS

It is a very good idea to go biking on Sandoy. The island Sandoy has beautiful little villages, peaceful lakes and is a low traffic island. Cycle from Tórshavn 15 km to Gomlurætt. There you take the ferry to Sandoy fx. at 9:45 or 11:15. In Skopun you can stop for refreshment at “Búrhandilin” before cycling 8,5 km to Sands Then you can continue 9 km to Skálavík and stop at the charming café Mølin by the harbor. In the next village Húsavík you can see 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.
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 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.

Bike form Tórshavn toward Klaksvík, trough Kollafjørð, Hósvík, 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. rentabike.fo offers baggage transport to Klaksvík.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.

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 through the village Kallafjørð, Hósvík, 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 form Tórshavn through Kollafjørð, Hósvík, 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-stacks “Risin” 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. 1.126 meter height difference. Max increase 10%.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes.

Cycle form Tórshavn through Kollafjørð, Hósvík, Áir, Hvalvík, við Streymin. After crossing the bridge turn left towards Eiði to Gjógv. Between Eiði and Gjógv you will pass the highest mountain on the Faroe Island “Slættaratindur”. In Gjógv you can stroll around in the village and walk out to the end of the gorge. One your way back you can cycle through the village 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.

It is a very good idea to go cycling on Suðuroy. Bring your 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 Wednesday) and 17:30 (Thursday) or stay for a day or more.
Suitable for E-Bikes, Mountain Bikes and Road Bikes. Bring along a charger for the E-Bike.