Experience the Faroe Islands, an archipelago of eighteen islands adrift in the wild North Atlantic Ocean.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO TÓRSHAVN
Get settled in to your accommodation and come and join us on a guided run around Tórshavn. The festival will start with an opening party to welcoming you to the edge of the world.
DAY 2 - FAROE ISLANDS EXPLORING
Get stuck in to the adventure activities, from surfing, climbing, sailing, coasteering and hiking, or join the locals in a morning swim at Old Hoyvík.
DAY 3 - CULTURAL DAY
Head to race registration, our exclusive hub for guests of Átjan Wild Islands, complete with a Faroese concierge service. Loose yourself in the most inspiring Nordic adventure films and talks before race day.
DAY 4 - RACE DAY!
Whatever distance you choose, you'll tackle the most beautiful trail race in the world, finishing on a black sand beach overlooking the North Atlantic. A beautifully hand crafted wooden medal, and home-made hot Faroese meal await, before a post-race party like no other.
DAY 5 - TIME TO CELEBRATE
Join the community for one last bracing sea swim, followed by a race prize ceremony, and a closing party which you'll never want to end.
Trail Race Entry
Parties & Socials
Átjan Wild Islands Concierge
Adventure Film Screening
Hot Tub by the Sea
Finish Line Meal
Talks & Workshops
Visit the smallest capital in the world.
Where is the festival held?
Átjan Wild Islands is in the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn. The mountain races take place outside of Tórshavn.
What airport can I fly into?
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. Coach transfers are available on our booking page.
How can I get to Torshavn and to/from the airport?
It's a 40 minutes drive from the Airport to Tórshavn. There are several bus-routes to and from the Airport and taxies 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.
Can I get the 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.
Can I hire a car?
What's the weather like in the Faroe Islands in September?
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.
I can’t make the entire weekend - can I come just for the race?
Where can I stay?
There are a number of different hotels & guesthouses in and around Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. Staying here, you’ll always be within walking distance of not only the festival events, but the abundance of shops, restaurants, and the quintessential old town.
For a comprehensive list of places to stay, from hotels to guesthouses, you can visit our partner Visit Faroe Islands.
When should I check in / out?
Átjan Wild Islands runs from Wednesday 31st August right through until late at night on Sunday 4th September. We highly recommend staying for the full five days, if not even longer! With so much to do and explore in the Faroe Islands, it's worth arriving earlier, or extending your stay if you're able to.
I'm not able to come any more. Can I have a refund on my ticket?
As per our T&Cs at the time of your booking, we are not able to offer a refund if you can’t make it to the festival. If you are injured, please consider coming anyway. There is plenty to do outside of the races to enjoy the festival.
I already have a ticket deferred from 2020/2021, what do I need to do?
If you already have a festival ticket, you should receive a confirmation email from us confirming your attendance at Átjan Wild Islands 2022. You can log in to your Easol account here and add any extras (like return race transport) and check your tickets. Other than that, you don't need to do anything, but now is the time to be thinking about booking your accommodation and flights. Find out how to travel and where to stay, here.
The cheapest and most convenient way to get to the start and back from the finish line. Journey time is 40-50mins each way, departing from and returning to Tórshavn on race day.