Cheap Flights to Faroe Islands

From the UK, Faroe Islands may seem like a tiny floater in the middle of North Atlantic Ocean. Faroe Islands comprises of a group of 18 islands that seemingly doesn’t want to get in touch with neither of its neighbouring countries, as it is located northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. It is a self-governing territory of Denmark despite the island trying to aim for a higher independence, having already had a language and culture among themselves. Tourists will be in for a surprise upon setting foot here. The islands are ancient looking yet display modern features. A number of multi-coloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches give life to the moorlands. The island also houses beautiful cairn –marked footpaths that criss-crosses mountains, and hamlets are well linked with road tunnels. And despite Faroe Islands being throbbed by unpredictable climate, you will be surprised that you and your phone are still well connected to the world with its relentless signal connection. Ancient feel with modern features, Faroe Islands does not really seem like floating far away from civilisation after all.

Ironically, one of the smallest capitals in the world, Tórshavn, can be found in the biggest island of the group, Streymoy. Tórshavn is named after the Norse god Thor, the god of thunder. While in town, you can go visit the Tinganes, the city’s tiny yet charming historical centre. It is a small peninsula that has turf-roofed cottages and historic buildings, which were erected after the 1673 fire. You can either randomly stroll while in here, or seek out a guide who will explain the history of each structure. From Tórshavn, you can head to Nólsoy Island. Despite it not being an attractive place to visit, Nólsoy Island is a momentary reprieve from the bustling Tórshavn town. It is best to visit Nólsoy Island especially during mid-August in order for you to witness a big Ovastevnu festival. An hour’s walk from Nólsoy Village, you will find yourself in storm petrel colony, which is deemed as the world’s biggest. Come take a peek especially during at dusk for a magnificent feel. You can also take a snapshot of the Diana Victoria open wooden boat located in the Tourist Information building. The boat was rowed by the famous Ove Joensen, who reached Copenhagen in Denmark using the boat.

How to get around within Faroe Islands

Interestingly, reaching most of the islands in Faroe are relatively easy. From the Vagar Airport in Vagar Island, you can simply make pre-arrangements for a car to take you to Streymoy via a sub-sea tunnel. The islands are well connected with series of bridges and toll tunnels. Streymoy and Eysturoy, the two largest islands, are connected by a bridge. Similarly, Eysturoy is connected Borðoy, which is connected with Viðoy and Kunoy. Meanwhile, the islands Sandoy and Suðuroy are also well connected by car-ferry system. If you want to reach Nólsoy Island from Tórshavn, you can opt to take a 20-minute ferry ride. Once you find yourself in the cities of the island, you can opt to take a bus to reach most destinations.

How to get there

To reach Faroe Islands, you have to fly into Vagar Airport, the only airport in the island which is situated in Vágar. Vagar Airport is being served by Faroe Island’s own airline, Atlantic Airways. Atlantic Airways flies to and from destinations such as Billund, Copenhagen, and Reykjavik. 

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