Cheap Flights to Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago and self-governing country within the Danish Realm, located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark, together with mainland Denmark and fellow overseas constituent country, Greenland. The country has a total area of about 1,400km2. In 2010, it was reported that the population at the time was nearly 50,000 people. Faroe Islands consists of 18 islands. The capital and largest city is Tórshavn.

Slættaratindur- Located in the northern part of Faroe Islands' second largest island Eysturoy is the mountain Slættaratindur, between the villages of Eiði, Gjógv, and Funningur, with the latter lying at the foot of the mountain. Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the islands, at an elevation of 880 metres above sea level. It is a good spot for hiking and climbing; the routes are quite steep, but technical climbing skills and experience are not necessary.

Rinkusteinar - The Rinkusteinar, or rocking stones, are two boulders on the sea near the village of Oyndarfjørður. The Rinkusteinar gently rocks with the sea, and no one really knows why. Legend states that a sorceress cast a spell on two pirate ships and turned them into the restless boulders.

Diving in Faroe Islands - Those who are interested in diving, regardless of level of experience, can enrol in a scuba diving program. Diving in Faroe Islands can be done in guided tours. Equipment for rent is available.

Føroya Fornminnissavn - The National Museum of the Faroe Islands is located in the capital Tórshavn. The museum is devoted to telling the history and culture of the islands, including the way of life during the Viking Ages to the Middle Ages. Among the most valued items in the museum are the Kikjubøstólarnir, parts of the original benches from the St. Olav's Church of Kirkjubøur. Part of the museum is the Heima á Garði farmhouse in Hoyvik (near Tórshavn), serving as an outdoor museum furnished as the Faroese houses were during the 1920s.

How to get around within Faroe Islands

There are no railways in Faroe Islands, but there are bus services. A network of blue buses operated by the Strandfaraskip Landsins runs between towns and villages, as well as to ferries that link the islands. There are also local red buses in Tórshavn that go around the city. The timetables for both can be found at the tourist information offices in the country or inside the buses. Additionally, there are bicycles for rent and several car rental service companies to choose from. Driving is relatively easy in the Faroe Islands and there is even an online video to inform tourists about driving in the country. Taxi service is also available, as well as renting a taxi for an extensive tour of the island at your own pace.

How to get there

Vágar Airport is the only airport serving the Faroe Islands, located 1.9km east of the village Sørvágur. The airport is served by Atlantic Airways to provide flights to and from Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. The airport also offers helicopter service to other parts of the archipelago.

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