From changes in currency and rules of the road, to hiking guidelines and tipping etiquette, visiting somewhere new comes with discovery and learning. Here are some helpful things to know before you arrive in the Faroe Islands.
What's the currency in the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islandsuse the Danish krone (DKK) as their local currency.
Do I need a Visa to enter the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islands use a Danish immigration policy, meaning you can visit the Faroe Islands from any EU Country with a passport.
If you come from a country outside the EU, your passport must have a minimum of 3 months past beyond the planned stay in the Faroe Islands.
Some Nationalities outside the EU, will require a visa to enter the Faroe Islands. For information on whether you need a visa. click here.
What time zone is the Faroe Islands?
Time in the Faroe Islands is the same as the UK. It is easier GMT or GMT+1 depending on the season
What plug sockets are used?
The plug sockets and electric outlets take EU plugs (the plug with 2 pins).
What is the best way to travel from the airport to the festival?
Átjan Wild Islands Festival takes place in Tórshavn - the capital city of the Faroe Islands.
It's a 40 minutes drive from the Airport to Tórshavn. There are several bus-routes to and from the Airport and taxis can be prebooked and hired.
Taxi & Airport Shuttle
Airport Shuttle Price Guide (Prices are all one way)
Single seat DKK 200
Rent the cab (Max 4 persons) DKK 650
Rent a big taxi (Not much space for baggage, max 6 pers) DKK 900
Rent a mini-bus (Max 8 pers) DKK 1200
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Vágar Airport is the only airport in the Faroe Islands. Faroese national airline Atlantic Airways fly’s direct to Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Reykjavík-City, Aalborg, Barcelona, Chambéry, Chania, Gran Canaria, Lisbon & Palma de Mallorca. You can also fly with SAS direct from Copenhagen. If you are travelling from the UK, you should either fly from London to Vágar Airport via Copenhagen or from Edinburgh direct.
Can I get a ferry to the Faroe Islands?
Smyril Line operates an all year cruise and car ferry service by the big car ferry, Norrøna, with regular sailings to the Faroe Islands from Denmark (Hirtshals) and Seyðisfjörður on the east coast of Iceland into Torshavn.
The average maximum day time temperature in Faroe Islands in September is a cool 11°C (52°F). The average night-time temperature is usually a cold 7°C (45°F). Sunrise is at 06:34 and sunset is at 20:17. The islands are generally windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year. Variations in altitude,ocean currents, topography and wind mean the climate differs greatly, even though distances between locations is small. This makes for unpredictable and highly changeable weather. You can literally experience all four seasons in one day! The climate, classed as Maritime Subarctic according to the Köppen climate classification, is influenced by the strong warming influence of the Atlantic Ocean, which produces the North Atlantic Current.
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