Monthly Archives: June 2016

What to Expect On Your Flight Into the Faroe Islands

We flew into the Faroe Islands from Copenhagen. Departure was scheduled from Terminal 2 at 12:55, and arrival at Vágar Airport (the only airport on the Faroe Islands) at 14:05; Copenhagen is an hour ahead of the Faroe Islands, which meant that the total flying time was just over 2 hours.

At the departure gate it was announced that the Atlantic Airways flight from Copenhagen to Vágar airport would take a detour and take a pit stop in Bergen (Norway) to pick up passengers who were unable to fly on the Bergen-Faroe route the previous day because of inclement weather.

Ready to board the Atlantic Airways flight from Copenhagen
Ready to board the Atlantic Airways flight from Copenhagen

With six full days on the Faroe Islands, I was not complaining about the detour. (more…)


Three Tips for Planning Your Trip to the Faroe Islands

I will break this piece into three components:

  • Useful Resources
  • Plan Way Ahead
  • Don’t Leave Anything for the Last Day

Useful Resources
The number one resource for planning a trip to the Faroe Islands is http://www.visitfaroeislands.com/. At least 50% of all the information I needed and organized, I gleaned from this one website. It’s fairly up to date and many of the brochures that you will find on landing at Vágar airport, in the local tourist office, or your hotel / B&B, are on this website in PDF format. Once you’re on the Faroe Islands, it’s rather unintelligent if you have to waste hours poring over maps or asking for details at a local tourist office – when most of it is available online and could have been consumed before arriving.

Tourist Office in Tórshavn - You Want to Avoid Spending Time In Here
Tourist Office in Tórshavn – You Want to Avoid Spending Time In Here

If you spend a while on http://www.visitfaroeislands.com, you should be able to build out a high level itinerary that essentially answers two of the most fundamental questions: (1) approximately how many days do you want to spend on the Faroe Islands? (2) do you want to base yourself in one place and travel to the other islands, or do you want to hop islands (if yes, which ones)? (more…)