One of the most common reasons to visit Sørvágur is to take the ferry from there to the beautiful island of Mykines. From Vágar Airport or the Hotel Vágar, it's about a 20-25 minute downhill walk to the ferry dock. Walk downhill all the way to where the village meets the fjord, then turn left. the ferry dock is just past the Statoil gas station on the right.
During peak season (May - August), ferries run twice daily. Every day, the ferry M/B Brynhild departs from Sørvágur at 10:20, arriving in Mykines around 11:00 (departing Mykines for the return voyage at 11:10). There is a bus departing Tórshavn at 9:15 that coincides with this ferry (bus fare Kr 90). For day-trippers, the return ferry departs Mykines at 17:20 Monday - Friday, 18:00 on weekends; buses back to Tórshavn will coincide with the late ferry. (this ferry departs Sørvágur at 16:30 Monday - Friday, 17:10 weekends). Fare is Kr 60 per person each way. There are also unlimited bus/ferry travel cards available: Kr 500 for 4 days, Kr 700 for 7 days.
Bus Route 300 serves Sørvágur on its route to Tórshavn. The bus from Tórshavn departing at 9:15 AM will coincide with the ferry to Mykines. The afternoon ferry departing from Mykines (summer only, weekdays 5:20 PM, weekends 6:00 PM) will coincide with a bus returning to Tórshavn. These buses will arrive/depart from the Mykines ferry dock. All other buses will arrive and depart from the Statoil gas station about 200 meters (yards) from the ferry dock. Note that, if you take the morning ferry from Mykines, you will have to wait about 3 hours until the bus to Tórshavn departs. One way fare between Tórshavn and Sørvágur is Kr 90. Travel time is 55 minutes to 1 hour.
Near the village center, there's a full-service market, where you can buy all provisions you might need. This is important, because there are no stores on Mykines... so unless you want to buy all of your meals at Kristianshús, you need to buy your food here.
What to buy: You'll find what you might expect in a grocery store. You'll also find fresh bread and very tasty pastries.
Favorite thing: While waiting for the ferry to Mykines, we enjoyed looking back at the village. While Sørvágur is not really catered to tourists, it is certainly quite photogenic, even on a cloudy day.