|Origin||Tórshavn, Faroe Islands|
|Years active||2008 − present|
|Members||John Áki Egholm
Remi Kofoed Johannesen
|Past members||Tinna Tótudóttir
Jenus Í Trøðini
John Egholm (guitar) founded the band in 2008; he called Remi Johannesen (drums) and they started jamming. The first show was in a band competition called GBOB (Global Battle Of The Bands) and Hamferð actually reached the national final of the competition. Meanwhile, Theodor Kapnas (guitar), who was studying audio engineering in Sweden, joined the band and most of the writing happened online. At that time Hamferð were joined by current keyboard member Esmar Joensen to complete the lineup. During fall of 2009 Hamferð recorded their first demo, containing the tracks "Opið Hav" and "Ódn" and, in January 2010, joined another band competition in the Faroe Islands called Sement. Theodor, Tinna, and Jón were all abroad. Consequently, John handled the vocals and two stand-in members were chosen: Harald í Kálvalíð (guitar) and Jenus í Trøðini (bass).
During summer 2010 Hamferð appeared on several well-known festivals in the Faroe Islands, including Summarfestivalurin and the G! Festival. Shortly after their concerts on both festivals Kerrang! critiqued their performances and handed them an impressive 4 out of 5 stars.
After parting ways with Tinna Tótudóttir (replaced by Jenus í Trøðini) in November/December 2011, Hamferð have supported the Dead Tyrants European Tour, including Finnish pagan metal band Moonsorrow and Faroese folk metal band Týr. In December 2011, Jón Aldará has declared that the band is now concentrating on writing new music for its first full-length album. On 24 March 2012, the band won the Faroese edition of Wacken Metal Battle, getting the chance to play at Wacken Open Air 2012. On 3 August 2012, the band won even this competition, getting also a worldwide record deal with the German label Nuclear Blast.
In December 2012 Hamferð won a Faroese music prize at the annual Planet Awards in the category Band of the Year. Two years earlier Hamferð won a Planet Award in the category Best new band of the year Hamferðs' main influence is said to be the Faroe Islands themselves, "where the sea and the long cold winter play the major role as main contributors."
- Jón Aldará - Vocals (2008–Present)
- John Áki Egholm – Guitars (2008–Present)
- Theodor Kapnas – Guitars (2009–Present)
- Esmar Joensen – Keyboards (2009–Present)
- Ísak Petersen - Bass (2014–Present)
- Remi Kofoed Johannesen - Drums (2008–Present)
- (English) Interview with Hamferð
- (English) Hamferð to support Dead Tyrants Tour 2011
- (English) Hamferð Special
- (English) Hamferð won Wacken Metal Battle Føroyar 2012
- Føroysku Hamferð vunnu á Wacken
- (English) Hamferð from the Faroe Islands win the Metal Battle 2012
- Planet.fo Hamferð er ársins bólkur