Practical Information & What to Pack

Things To Know Before You Arrive

From changes in currency and rules of the road, to hiking guidelines and tipping etiquette, visiting somewhere new comes with discovery and learning. 

The weather in the Faroe Islands can be very unpredictable, so its often difficult to know what to pack! Its best to be prepared for all eventualities and pack for all weather. For up to date weather forecasts to help you plan, visit

See the FAQs below for a helpful guide for what to pack for five days of adventure, trail running, music, and culture at the edge of the world! 


The Faroe Islands use the Danish krone (DKK) as their local currency.

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. 

Time in the Faroe Islands is the same as the UK. It is easier GMT or GMT+1 depending on the season

The plug sockets and electric outlets take EU plugs (the plug with 2 pins).

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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Public Bus Connection 

Click here for information about public bus connections to and from the Airport.

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. 


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.

Yes. We would recommend hiring a car to explore the islands. Have a look at our partner. Click here for Visit Faroe Islands comprehensive list of all car rental companies.

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.

This is a guide for what to pack for Átjan Wild Islands. This list also includes a link to the mandatory kit list which you must bring with you if you're taking part in race day.

Practical Travel Essentials 

Your passport and any necessary travel VISA to enter the Faroe Islands

Your drivers license (if you intend to rent a car)

Travel insurance with appropriate cover for running in the mountains

Your Átjan Festival E-ticket (sent 7-days before by email) Please download or take a screenshot before arrival!

EU two-pin continental adapter plug

Danish krone / bank card 

A pre-paid Faroese sim card if you’d like to use your mobile phone for data/calls/texts. More information here

Faroese Useful Contact Numbers saved on your phone

A map of the Faroe Islands

General Travel Necessities

The Faroe Islands have unpredictable and highly changeable weather, and you can experience all four seasons in one day! Therefore, we recommend packing clothes and enough layers for all eventualities. 

 Travel rucksack / hold-all 

Sturdy waterproof boots / shoes 

Waterproof coat & trousers

Plenty of layers (pack for all weather types!) 

Wool socks

Scarf & Hat

Wool sweater/thick fleece sweater

Dry bags


Battery pack 

Travel mug / cup 

For Sea-Swimming & Mornings at the Coast

Quick-dry towel

Swimming gear

Neoprene gloves / socks (the water temperature can be anywhere between 9°C and 12°C) 

Cap or sun hat


Dry bags

Plenty of warm layers for after swimming

Yoga mat / spare towel 

For Race Day

 A small rucksack / small holdall for the finish line. This will be transported from the start line to the finish line for you if you pre-book a return coach transfer here.

Spare warm clothes & layers for when you finish the race

A GPS running watch (if you use one)

+ Compulsory Trail Running Clothing & Equipment for Race Day - PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL MANDATORY KIT LIST.

For Music, After-Parties & Dancing

 Sturdy shoes / trainers

Casual and comfortable clothing

A jacket / coat for after-hours

Your I.D (the national age for buying drinks in the Faroe Islands is 18)