Cheap flights from the Faroe Islands

As an archipelago and autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark, Faroe Islands has been a self-governing country since 1948. The country can be divided into regions of Northern Islands, Eysturoy, Northern Streymoy, Southern Streymoy, Vágar or Vágoy, Sandoy, and Suðuroy. Among the country’s towns are Tórshavn, Klaksvík, Hoyvík, Tvøroyri, Vágur, Runavík, and Fuglafjørður; while its villages include Kirkjubøur, Gjógv, Eiði, Saksun, Oyndarfjørður, Gásadalur, Bøur, Nólsoy, Viðareiði, Porkeri, Fámjin, and Hvalba. Situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Faroe Islands is almost halfway between Norway and Iceland. Its capital and largest city is Tórshavn.


Where to go

Faroe Islands is home to destinations such as Nólsoy, National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn Cathedral, Magnus Cathedral, Listasavn Føroya, Hestus, Fossá, and Stórá, Sørvágur. Nólsoy is the lowest of the Faroes. It is an island and village within the central Faroe Islands. It is home to one of the world’s largest colonies of European Storm Petrels, and is also the home to some of the first known wild population of common frogs within the islands. Additionally, Nólsoy has also been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International due to being a breeding site for European Storm Petrels, Atlantic Puffins, and Black Guillemots, among others seabirds. The National Museum of the Faroe Islands, located in the capital Tórshavn, features exhibitions and items that tell the history of the country, along with its culture, among others, during the Viking Ages and the Middle Ages. Tórshavn Cathedral is the second oldest received church within the Faroe Islands. Established in 1788, it has been the seat of the bishop of the Faroes since 1990. Faroe Islands’ Magnus Cathedral can be found in the village of Kirkjubøur on the island of Streymoy. Built in the 1300s by Bishop Erlendur, the building was never completed, and is still in an unfinished state up to this day. However, the cathedral is still the largest and most superb medieval building in all of the Faroe Islands. 


The airport that serves Faroe Islands with helicopter, regular, seasonal, and charter flights, operates to short-haul destinations such as Bergen, Norway; Keflavík, Iceland; and Billund and Copenhagen, Denmark via Atlantic Airways. These destinations can be reached within an hour to three hours, give or take. The seasonal short-haul flights include destinations like Aalborg, Denmark; Barcelona, Spain; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; and Stavanger, Norway also via Atlantic Airways, for more than an hour, to more than three hours, give or take.


Vágar Airport does not operate long haul flights. When intending to fly to destinations outside of the immediate surroundings of Faroe Islands, it is recommended to get to Copenhagen Airport, and from there get to destinations such as Toronto, Canada; Cairo, Egypt; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Doha, Qatar; and Tokyo, Japan, through airlines such as Air Canada, EgyptAir, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Scandinavian Airlines. These flights can take more than six hours to around 11 hours depending on the flight provider, schedule, and destination.


How to get out

Faroe Islands is served by Vágar Airport, located in Sørvágur, Faroe Islands. Among the destinations the airport serves include Bergen, Billund, Copenhagen, and Reykjavík-Keflavík; as well as seasonal flights to Aalborg, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Palma de Mallorca, and Stavanger via Atlantic Airways. The airport also operates flights to Dímun, Froðba, Hattarvík, Kirkja, Klaksvík, Koltur, Mykines, Skúvoy, Svínoy, and Tórshavn via Atlantic Airways Helicopter. 

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