Faroe Islands Travel Guide

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Tórshavn

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128,339,8

Mykines

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29,105,0

Nólsoy

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22,63,0

Klaksvík

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9,10,0

Sørvágur

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4,8,0

Hvannasund

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3,6,0

Kalsoy

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1,3,0

Vágar

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10,19,0

Saksun

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Runavík

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2,7,0

Gjógv

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0,2,0

Vestmanna

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2,6,0

Vágur

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1,5,0

Kunoy

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3,2,0

Fugloy

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2,4,0

Sumba

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1,7,0

Streymoy

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0,9,0

Eysturoy

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2,11,0

Tórshavn

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  • Føroya Náttúrugripasavn

    Tórshavn Things to Do

    The Faroese Museum of Natural History is a nice diversion on a rainy day (and let's face it, there are a LOT of rainy days in the Faroes...) The interior is rather dark, but there are quite a few very nice exhibits on local animal life and plant life, as well as the geological history of the Faroes. There are also quite a few interesting skeletons...

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  • Hotel Foroyar

    Tórshavn Hotels

    I have not stayed in this hotel - but have actually been inside seeking directions. It is pleasant...

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  • Skansapakkhúsið (Prime Minister's...

    Tórshavn Things to Do

    The building known as Skansapakkhúsið was built in 1749. It was converted from a storage building to the Løgmansskrivstovan, or Prime Minister's office. Unlike many seats of national power, tourists are able to wander around the grounds and explore the building if they like. The building is open to the public Monday - Thursday 8AM - 4PM and Friday...

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Mykines

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  • Helicopter

    Mykines Transportation

    A unique way to get to Mykines is by helicopter. It's not nearly as expensive as you think, because the Faroese government heavily subsidizes passenger traffic so helicopter crews can get practice for their primary mission: search and rescue. But if no rescues are required, tourists can be ferried to remote locations (such as Mykines) for very...

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  • Ferry From Sørvágur

    Mykines Transportation

    The most common method of getting to this remote island is to take the ferry from the town of Sørvágur. The ferry dock in Sørvágur is accessible by bus from Tórshavn or Vágar Airport. It's also a scenic 20 minute walk from the Airport or Airport Hotel if you're so inclined. The Mykines harbor is a very small inlet with extremely steep cliffs on all...

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  • Hike to Knúkur

    Mykines Things to Do

    Another interesting challenge is to hike to the 560 meter (about 1850-foot) high Knúkur peak to the east of Mykines village. Our guidebook said to follow the road uphill out of the village to make your way to the peak, while our host Katrina recommended we follow the stream all the way uphill to the peak. Unfortunately, we decided to follow the...

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Nólsoy

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  • Village Amenities

    Nólsoy Favorites

    The island has a number of amenities for tourists and of course residents:The post office is located close to the harbour. Open Monday to Friday from 12.30 to 13.30.The supermarket open Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.30 & Saturday from 09.00 to 12.00.They have a football pitch, a community centre and of course a fire engine. There is a nursery...

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  • Nólsoyar Pall Monument

    Nólsoy Things to Do

    The monument to one of Faroes' greatest heroes, Nólsoyar Pall; he battled the Danish Trade Monopoly. He was born on the island of Nólsoy in 1766.

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  • Ferry from Tórshavn

    Nólsoy Transportation

    To get to Nólsoy, the M/F Ritan makes the 20-minute journey from Tórshavn several times per day. The ferry departs Tórshavn from the Bursatangi dock in the eastern harbor, about 150 meters (yards) from the bus station. Fare is Kr20 each way; pay on the boat. 4 and 7-day Travel Card valid.One warning: on Tuesdays (and sometimes Thursdays) there are...

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Klaksvík

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  • The Brewery

    Klaksvík Things to Do

    The Faroe Islands very own Brewery is situated in Klaksvík. It's exported all over the islands from here.Faroese Beer is similar to most continental lagers, they have weak beer for sale in supermarkets (they're not allowed to sell anything strong - you have to visit State alcohol stores or pubs/clubs for the proper stuff), light beers and darker...

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  • Visit the Christiankirkjan

    Klaksvík Things to Do

    Vist the church.... the main things to do option on the Faroe Islands. All churches are interesting, so is the Christiankirkjan in Klaksvik. This is a really big church, it is most of the times open, so you probably won't stand in front of a closed door.

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  • Eating Whalemeat

    Klaksvík Local Customs

    I was lucky enough to be invited to a Faroese house to partake in the ritual of eating dried fish and whale meat.They asked me if I was "a greenpeace", to which I replied no - I figure I buy chicken and beef in the supermarket so I have no problem with eating whale meat. The whales they catch are pilot whales which are not an endangered species.A...

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Sørvágur

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  • Ferry to Mykines

    Sørvágur Transportation

    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...

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  • View of the Village

    Sørvágur Favorites

    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.

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  • Bus to Tórshavn

    Sørvágur Transportation

    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...

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Hvannasund

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  • Dress warm!!!

    Hvannasund What to Pack

    Dress warm if you travel on the Faroe Islands. Especially if you make trips on ferries and other boats, be sure it gets cold on open sea. The mailboat M/S Masin has an upper deck where you really get great views. If you get cold you can go down. There is a small open place below, there is also a clean toilet! Also on the bottom deck is a warm...

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  • Take the mailboat

    Hvannasund Transportation

    A journey on the mailboat M/S Masin is a must if you visit the Faroe Islands. You get to know everyday life on the remote islands of Fugloy and Svinoy. You will also enjoy great views.The M/S Masin sails in the summerperiod everyday at 08.45, on tuesday, wednesday, thursday and sunday it also sails at 14.45 hours, and on monday, friday and saturday...

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  • Starting point for the mailboat

    Hvannasund Things to Do

    Hvannasund is the starting point for taking the old mailboat to the remote islands of Svinoy and Fufloy! If you have the time make this trip. It gives you a sight on how people live on those remote islands. On shore they are awaiting family, mail, foodsupplies and more. If you take the bus from Klaksvik it brings you directly to the mailboat as the...

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Kalsoy

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    by hrothgarorange Written Apr 12, 2008

    If you're smarter than me, you'd do well not to rely on hitch-hiking on Kalsoy. Pay attention to the bus schedule (you can get this at the bus/ferry terminal in Torshavn for a small fee) and make sure you get on the bus so you're not late for the ferry! I missed my bus and had to walk through the Trøllanes-Mikladalur tunnel - 2 kilometers of darkness and very scary!

    the tunnel I walked through

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Vágar

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  • Atlantic Airways

    Vágar Transportation

    The flag carrier of the Faroe Islands is Atlantic Airways. This plucky airline has quite an ambitious schedule, flying from Vágar to Copenhagen several times daily. The airline also flies to destinations such as London-Stansted, Reykjavik, and Oslo. Booking online is relatively easy, if not cheap. For English speakers, you will notice the website...

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  • The National Flag Carrier

    Vágar Transportation

    Airline Address:Atlantic Airways Ltd.Vagar AirportFO-380 SoervagurFaroe IslandsWonderful service and very professional crew

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  • Shopping at the Airport - first & last!

    Vágar Shopping

    Located in the airport concourse, this is one of the few shops within the airport. It has friendly staff and has a wide range of hand crafted goods, knitted clothes and other items made across the Faroe Islands and the North Atlantic (especially from Iceland).Remember to ask for your VAT free voucher. Up to yourselves - but always remember to...

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Runavík

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  • Renown for wool sweaters

    Runavík Tourist Traps

    Store windows advertise that Runavik (Faeroe Islands) is renown for wool sweaters, but we found them to be expensive, low quality and imported. If you are on a cruise, wait till you visit Iceland or the Norway coast. Window shop. Walk around the town including a visit to the fishing harbor and boats.

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  • Walk around and photograph a fishing...

    Runavík Things to Do

    Runavik is a small town with a sheltered harbor at the end of the fjord, Skalafjordur. St. Brendan led a group of monks here in the 6th century. Most visitors rent a car and head out of town, but the fishing harbor has a lot of interesting photo opportunities for the camera bug. The town also has some quaint homes. We visited as cruise ship...

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Vestmanna

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    by Lunaina Written Jul 6, 2007

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    There are two information centres offering boats to the birdcliffs. We took the one from Palli Lamhauge and ended up sailing by Silja to the bird cliffs. We were glad we took this boat as it looked better then the one from the other centre.

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Vágur

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    by eileen.sanda Written Oct 21, 2009

    There is an art museum in the village Vágur in Suðuroy with art works Ruth Smith, who was born in Vágur in 1913 and died in 1958. The museum is in the former old school on Vágsvegur 101 in the western part of the village. An interesting museum. Ruth Smith painted self portraits, portraits, landscapes from the Faroe Islands and Denmark etc. There are also drawings in the museum. Ruth Smith was educated in art in Copenhagen and she lived there for many years, but the last years of her life she was living in the little village Nes, which is between Vágur and Porkeri. The museum does not have regular opening hours. It is best if you make arrangements before you even arrive to Vágur. You can find phone numbers on their website. Another option is to go to the little TV shop just next to the museum on Vágsvegur 99. The owner of the shop, Sævar, has a key to the museum, he might be able to help you. You can also call the Tourist Information Center in Vágur and ask them for help and advice.

    Selfportrait by Ruth Smith from the Faroe Islands The Ruth Smith Art Museum
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Kunoy

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  • Getting to Kunoy

    Kunoy Transportation

    If you don't have access to a car, there is a bus service to Kunoy village from Klaksvik.In summer 2005 this was the number 504 and it ran 4 times daily - obviously this is subject to change so check when you get to Klaksvik.It's perhaps a 10 or 15 minute journey from Klaksvik.

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  • Kunoy

    Kunoy Favorites

    Kunoy is well worth a trip from Klaksvik, it's only a 10 or 15 minute drive, but is a world away. Before the tunnel was built the village was suffering from severe depopulation. The tunnel has slowed this, some people now commute to Klaksvik.The village is like many other Faroese villages, fairly small, with a church and several colourful buildings...

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Fugloy

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  • M/S Masin; a must!!

    Fugloy Transportation

    Fugloy can be reached either by mailboat or by helicopter. You can check for times on the website of www.ssl.foOn Fugloy you find two villages; Kirkja and Hattarvik.Just a look from the boat on Kirkja was what we had, the village looks nice! If you have more time you can go for a walk from Kirkja to Hattarvik and maybe return by helicopter. I did...

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  • View of Kirkja

    Fugloy Things to Do

    We sailed by mailboat M/S Masin to Kirkja on the island of Fugloy. Half of the village was waiting for the boat as were three dogs. They brought a full container of garbage on the boat and they took a lot of mail for people from the villages of Kirkja and Hattarvik ashore. As the weather was getting rough the boat didn't go further to Hattarvik,...

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Many tourists who visit the 18 volcanic islands of Faroe travel to see the multicolored cottages with grass roofs, the pyramid-shaped copper Vesturkirkjan spire, or the Akraberg Lighthouse in...