This post is a photo essay of the Faroe Islands as seen from an Atlantic Airways helicopter.
We took the Atlantic Airways helicopter from Tórshavn to get to Suðuroy (for an overnight stay). The following morning, we took a boat Suðuroy to return to Tórshavn.
The helicopter ride is a unique experience as you get to see the Faroe Islands in a very different perspective and scale. There is no direct flight to Suðuroy – so it’s three-leg journey. Tórshavn to Skúvoy in about 15 minutes – a 5 minute stop on Skúvoy as some travelers disembark and others get on-board. Then on to Dímun in about 5 minutes – a quick pit stop here too for travelers to get off / on. And lastly to the final destination Suðuroy – the last leg is for about 10 minutes.
This three-leg journey works well because you get to see more of the Faroes than what would be possible on a direct flight from Tórshavn to Suðuroy.
If you’re visiting the Faroe Islands, taking the helicopter to one of the islands is an experience I can’t recommend enough – it’s a must do. The fares could not be any more affordable as the helicopter service is subsidized by the government.
You can see schedule of the Atlantic Airways helicopter service here: https://www.atlantic.fo/en/book-and-plan/helicopter/timetable/.