Faroe Islands Transportation

  • MS Smyril in Tvøroyri, Suðuroy
    MS Smyril in Tvøroyri, Suðuroy
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  • MS Smyril leaving Torshavn
    MS Smyril leaving Torshavn
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  • Driving on Eysturoy
    Driving on Eysturoy
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Faroe Islands Transportation

  • Vágar airport / Atlantic Airways

    Vágar airport (Code: FAE) is the only international airport in the Faroe Islands and there is only one commercial airline that flies here, the Faroese flag carrier, Atlantic Airways. It serves as well a heliport.Atlantic Airways has direct service to the Faroes from various destinations in Iceland, the UK, Norway, Denmark (the most frequent service...

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  • Driving around

    From what I read there is a quite good service of buses serving every village in the Faroe Islands, however for short trip and willing to visit the most remote places a car is a must. There are several rental car companies with desks in the terminal building at Vágar Airport from where you can book your car online.We found the roads around the...

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  • Driving around: tunnels

    Roads in the Faroe Islands are excellent (considering their small population). Nowadays nearly every village is connected by road, as the Faroese did dug tunnels through mountains, and even under the sea connecting islands! The older tunnels can be scary: single lane, sometimes without lights. For us it was who had to find a passing point (these...

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  • Driving in the Faroes

    Although buses do serve every village in the Faroe Islands, I don't know how regular they are to out of the way places, so the best way of getting around the islands and avoid being stranded somewhere remote is to hire a car. There are several companies that do this and have desks in the terminal building at Vágar Airport. We hired with Avis...and...

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  • Atlantic Airways

    There is only one airport on the Faroe Islands and only one airline that flies here. The airport is on Vágar island, close to the village of Sørvágur (how it appears on Skyscanner!), and connected by undersea tunnel with the main island Streymoy, making the journey to the capital possible in under an hour.Atlantic Airways is the national airline...

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  • Ferry between Tórshavn and Suðuroy

    The ferry, MS Smyril, is a large modern ship capable of carrying 200 cars and around 1000 passengers. There are daily sailings between Tórshavn to Tvøroyri on Suðuroy taking around 2 hours. One day a week, the ferry does the return journey twice, allowing for a full day on Suðuroy (other days, you would only get a couple of hours). You cannot book...

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  • SubSea tunnel Toll

    If you have hired a car while in the Faroe Islands and are traveling between the Islands do not forget about the toll for using the Subsea tunnels. If you have hired with a major car rental company, you will most liekly not have to pay the toll until you hand the car back, as they pay it for you. However check with the company when you pick the car...

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  • Great flights, good price!!! Atlantic...

    In June, July and August, twice a week you can have a flight from London Stansted to Vagar Airport. Prices are quite good, we booked early and paid for a return 269 GBP per person. Service on the flight was great, in the two hour flights we received two sandwiches and had five opportunities for a drink. The staff was really nice.

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  • Our Norröna Experience

    We took the Norröna from Hanstholm (Denmark) to Seydisfjördur (Iceland) in mid-July 2007, with a 2 night stay in a B&B, arranged by the Smyril Line in the Magical Faroes. The Norröna is an efficient means of transportation, a no-frills ferry. We booked in April and the only available cabin was the Suite... we had no choice but to take it. The suite...

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  • Getting there by Air

    The only Airline is Atlantic Air.They connect the Faroe Islands withe Copenhagen, London, Iceland and Aberdeen.If you book ahead you will get a good price:Be careful: Flights often are cancelled due to bad weather conditions.I have heard of friends who tried to fly to faroes five times and flew back to Aberdeen ...

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  • Ferry from Iceland and Denmark

    NOTE: Smyril Line discontinued ferry service to Norway, the Shetland Islands, and Scotland in 2009.Your other option besides flying to the Faroes is to take the ferry. The M/F Norröna, an absolutely enormous passenger ferry and cargo ship, departs weekly on a loop from Seyðisfjørður, Iceland, to Tórshavn, then on to Hirtshals, Denmark, then back to...

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  • Smyril M/S The Ferry to Suduroy

    The ferry Smyril is not to be confused with Norrøna, which is owned by the company Smyril Line, almost the same name as Smyril the ferry, which is on route daily between Tórshavn and Suduroy. The time schedule may change, please check on the website ssl.fo. In 2010 Smyril has 2-3 daily departures from Tórshavn, 3 departures on Monday and Wednesday...

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  • Plan ferries - but flexibly

    If you intend to travel between islands by ferry, it's important to realise that the services are not the same every day. Therefore it's a good idea to buy a time-table (covers buses and helicopters as well!) before you go or as soon as you get there and plan what you hope to do. It seems a pity to go to Suðuroy and not have time to travel around a...

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  • Helicopter services

    You may well find the cost of getting by helicopter to remote islands pretty reasonable but beware! You can probably book from Torshavn but the return trip is primarily for residents and you are unlikely to be able to book. Hence you could be stranded for a while.The phone number given is that of the Torshavn Tourist Office.

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  • Vágar Airport

    Vágar airport (Code: FAE) is the only international airport in the Faroe Islands. The Faroese flag carrier, Atlantic Airways, is the only commercial airline to fly into this airport (although Air Iceland has a code-share agreement with Atlantic). However, a number of charter flights come into here as well.Atlantic Airways has direct service to the...

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  • Faroese Bus

    If you don't rent a car, the main way to get around the Faroes is to take the bus. The buses are reasonably inexpensive and reliable between Tórshavn, the Airport, and the main towns such as Klaksvik. To get to the smaller towns, service is less frequent, and sometimes you have to call ahead in order to be dropped off or picked up. For visitors,...

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  • Norröna

    By ship: The passenger and car ferry, Norröna, operated by Smyril Line sails between Denmark (Hanstholm) and Faroe Islands (Tórshavn) all year around and moreover to and from, Norway (Bergen), the Shetlands (Lerwick), and Iceland (Seyðisfjörður) during the summer season from May 13 to September 9.By air: Atlantic Airways, the national carrier of...

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  • Getting there by ship

    The smyril line is the only possibility to get there by ship.There is route with a stop on the shetland islands.The best is that you can take your car with the ferry.For mor information see the homepage.

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  • Hitching on the Faroes

    Hitching is absolutely no problem.The people are very friendly to foreigners.I hitched one week through the islands.I never waited longer than two cars.Some drove a longer way for me.It was fantastic!

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  • On board the Smyril

    The Smyril line links the Faroe to Scandinavia and Scotland. We sailed from Stranrear (Scotland) on the Smyril. Now, the New Norröna sails on a round trip from Hanstholm (Danmark) and successively to Tórshavn, Lerwick (Shetland), Bergen (Norway) Lerwick, Tórshavn, Seydisfjördur (Iceland), Tórshavn, Lerwick and back to Hanstholm.Details on...

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  • By ship

    We went to the Faroe islands on the Professor Molchanov, one of the small vessels used by our tour operator Oceanwide Expeditions. Our landing in Torshavn was the only "regular" landing - at all other places we had to use our zodiacs to go ashore!The Smyril Line connects Torshavn with Iceland, Norway and the UK, so do have a look at their...

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  • Getting there

    The Faroe Islands are located north of the UK between Iceland & Norway. The Faroese people love to say that they were the vikings on their way to Iceland who got sea-sick so they were dropped off in the Faroes on the way. There are two main ways of travelling to the faroes: by plane or ferry. Now, as I understand it, there is only one airline...

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  • Getting around the Faroes

    The islands are quite well served by a bus network that takes in many of the smallest villages as well as the main towns such as Tórshavn and Klaksvík. Details of bus services (and of ferries too) are published by Strandfaraskip Landsins the public transport service of the Faroe Islands. Schedules are available at the passenger terminal in Tórshavn...

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  • Buses, Ferries, etc.

    Getting to the Faroes isn't too much of a problem, though the flights are notoriously turbulent. What can be tricky is getting around once you are there. We stayed in Velbastað and discovered that there was a bus that went out that way, but you had to call them to send it out! The bus/ferry system is really great, but doesn't get you everywhere......

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  • Ferry: Smyril Line (from...

    Ferry: Smyril Line (from Denmark - Hanstholm or Norway - Bergen to Torshavn)A car is very comfortable way to get around but not the only one. There is very good system of public transport (buses and ferrys) and hitching is the great and safe way to get around too.

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  • First you must fly of course,...

    First you must fly of course, since it´s way up in the north-atlantic..from the airport we first took a bus for an hour to a ferry that took us to the biggest island where the capital is and where we were going to stay the first few days..don´t ask me why the airport isn´t on the biggest island.oh my god my feet still hurts. you can take the bus....

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  • The best way to go to a group...

    The best way to go to a group of islands like the Faroes is definitely by boat. This is how the islands were inhabited and even if a modern ship is much more comfortable, you can at least easier get the idea what an adventure it must have been for the first settlers that arrived to the islands. An observant traveller should also have good chances...

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  • you land in Vagar airport -...

    you land in Vagar airport - takes one hour by car to Torshavn (including a 20 minute ferry trip) - possibility to travel around in car - outlaying islands by boat onlyby air from Copenhagen - two flights per day, one with Atlantic Air, one with Maersk / some ferry connections exist also (Shetland Islands, Norway, Denmark, Iceland)

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Faroe Islands Hotels

  • Hotel Foroyar

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

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  • Hotel Vagar

    We spent there our last night in the Faroes. The hotel is more expensive than average, and nothing...

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  • Hotel Streym Torshavn

    Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, FO 110, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hafnia Hotel

    I have not stayed at this hotel, but ate in the restaurant. The decor seems fine and the staff very...

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  • Hotel Torshavn

    I found myself in room 213 - sadly with no real view of anything apart from the roof tops, but it...

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  • Guesthouse Marknagil

    Marknagilsvegur 75, Tórshavn, 100, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kerjalon Hostel

    This hostel has magnificent views... but you have to pay for the views, because it's a long uphill...

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  • Hotel Havn

    Good location, room was not big and quite simple, but clean and comfortable. Recently renovated. We...

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  • Undir Fjalli

    Vesturgota 15 & 17, Tórshavn, 100, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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