Norröna brings hundreds of shoppers from Faroe Islands

The high speed ferry is in the Tyne today Credit: ITV

Shoppers from the Faroe Islands have made an eight hundred mile round trip to get their hands on Christmas presents for family and friends back home.

For the fourth year in a row, passengers have visited the region to shop in Newcastle City Centre and at the MetroCentre - bringing a boost to the North East's economy.

The Faroese are said to be fond of British food, and in particular fish and chips and Cadbury's Dairy Milk - a rarity in Denmark.

"We have welcomed a record number of cruise and ferry passengers this year, almost doubling passenger numbers and cruise calls.

The Port's passenger operations generate almost fifty million pounds each year in terms of tourst spend in the region, supporting over 1700 jobs."

  • Andrew Moffat, Chief Executive Officer for Port of Tyne