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