Getting to, and around the Faroe Islands

Travel

Although wild and remote, located like lost land in the middle of the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands are easy to get to from a whole host of cities worldwide. When you land in the Faroe Islands, you'll have a feeling of arriving at the edge of the world, and your onwards journey is set to be magical.


FAQs

The easiest and most affordable way to get to the Faroe Islands is to fly. Atlantic Airways and SAS offer flights from most countries in the world.

If you are flying to the Faroe Islands, please consider carbon balancing your travel emissions. You can make a climate positive investment to ecolibrium when you buy your ticket. Simply add the optional £10 donation at checkout – you can add as many donations as you wish. Find out more about where the donation is spent further down this page. 

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.

We would recommend hiring a car to explore the islands. Have a look at our partner Visit Faroe Islands page here for hiring a car. When driving around the Faroe Islands, please consider the local rules around driving. You can read a full Guide to Driving in the Faroe Islands here.

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.

When travelling to the Faroe Islands, you are entering the Kingdom of Denmark. At the moment, you need to check the official entry guidelines for Denmark before making plans to visit the Faroe Islands. Whether you are required to test and/or self-isolate upon your arrival in Denmark depends on the country you arrive from and whether you are fully vaccinated or previously infected.For information on Covid-19 travel restrictions, please visit this page for the most up to date and accurate information https://en.coronasmitte.dk/travel-rules/covidtravelrules

The cheapest and most convenient way to get to the start and back from the finish line is our race transport shuttle service. Return coach tickets are £20 and must be bought in advance. The return coach transport will depart Tórshavn in the early morning on Saturday 3rd September and drop participants off at their start locations, returning back to Tórshavn from the finish. The service will also carry participants’ bags and warm clothes to the finish. Journey time 40-50mins each way.Please do not drive to the start and/or finish locations. Both locations are very small villages with extremely limited or no parking. Please work with us in respecting the local residents space and keep traffic to a minimum.

Travel is typically the largest source of emissions from live events. We’re working with the charity ecolibrium to tackle these impacts.

We acknowledge that most of you will be travelling by plane to get to the Faroe Islands, which has a negative environmental impact and to address this we are giving you the option to do something climate positive about this impact by donating to ecolibrium’s Trees+ programme which supports tree planting, protects threatened rainforest and supports ecosystem regeneration.

As a team we have committed to making a climate positive investment to ecolibrium’s Trees+ programme to address our own flights. 

You can make a climate positive investment when you buy your ticket. Simply add the optional £10 donation at checkout – you can add as many donations as you wish. If you've already bought your ticket, you can log in to your Easol account here at any point to add the donation.

ecolibrium is a live events industry response to the climate crisis – a community of events, festivals, suppliers, artists and music companies taking action to reduce travel impacts and invest in climate solutions. They provide resources, tools, advice and inspiration to reduce travel emissions and invest donations in supporting ecosystem protection, reforestation and clean energy generation. Since 2015, ecolibrium has worked with over 60 events and 40 suppliers to address the carbon emissions from over 13 million travel miles.  Visit ecolibrium’s website to find out more: www.ecolibrium.earth.