Welcome to the Faroe Islands
Welcome to the Faroe Islands, a tourist destination with more sheep than people. If you want to get away from it all, and by all, we mean all, you should probably make haste to the Faroe Islands, where wild, beautiful nature is everywhere you look and other tourists are hard to find.
The Faroe Islands are a tiny archipelago close to Scotland, Iceland and Norway that has about 100 towns and villages on its 18 islands (one island is not inhabited).
With a population of over 48,000 people, the islands are also home to about 70,000 sheep, so it gets a bit crowded on the hillsides.
The islands are full of mythical fun — legend has it that two of Faroe’s sea stacks (aka rock columns) was created when a pair of giants tried to drag the islands toward their own island (aka Iceland). The capital city, Tórshavn, is also named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
The Faroes is a unique destination for nature lovers. Hiking, boat tours and just driving around the islands are some of the most popular go-to activities, which makes sense considering the Faroe Islands are so completely gorgeous. It’s also fun to check out the ancient Viking sheds on the island, built by the Norwegian Vikings who were some of the first to settle the islands.
If you’re as taken by the Faroe Islands as we are, the good news is that they’re relatively easy to get to.
The port town of Klaksvik, the second largest city of Faroe Islands is a favorite stop for cruise liners, and there are always flights and ferries headed to the islands. Also, can you find a direct flight from Copenhagen Denmark or Reykjavik Iceland to the capital Tórshavn, which lies into the airport on Vágar, 47 km from the center of Tórshavn!
Seasons to travel in Faroe Islands
High Season from 1 June – 31 August
Low Season from 1 Oct. – 30 April
Shoulder Season from 1 – 31 May,
& 1 September – 30 September
Come to the Faroe Islands and experience the fantastic nature, cultural hotspots, the friendly people, the scenic villages, the worlds cleanest sea and the fresh air - We could go on, but nothing will compare to your own experiences on a vacation to the green islands of the Faroe Islands.
We look forward to seeing You!
Watch video – By courtesy of: Alessio Mesiano photographer at alessiomesiano.com
MAP OF THE FAROE ISLANDS
HOW TO GET TO FAROE ISLANDS BY AIR
The Faroe Islands’ only airport is Vágar Airport. Please use the code FAE in the search box below for the Vágar Airport.
The airport is located on Vágar about 40 minutes drive to Tórshavn city center. The airport has a duty-free shop and is operated by the Vágar Airport Ltd. You can find more information about the airport at the website Vága Floghavn. There are also several bus-routes to and from the Airport and taxies can be prebooked and hired.
Note: Booking international flights is not a service we provide as part of our vacation packages. Although can our travel consultants offer advice if needed.
BOOK A FLIGHT TO THE FAROE ISLANDS
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Popular Hotels in Tórshavn (The Capital)
Cozy apartments in the Faroe Islands
Choose a house with garden and outdoor porch or a close-to-everything apartment. Many home rentals are a convenient walk to shops, cafes and coffee houses, but located on quiet residential streets.
Enjoy savings from your vacation home rental
Holiday rentals deliver some genuine savings and real comfort. You can prepare several home-cooked meals, while enjoying some of the diverse dining spots. With your home retreat, complete kitchen, Wi-Fi access and family-friendly spaciousness, you’ll know in advance the fixed expense of accommodations and the budget available for dining and excursions - a real advantage for your vacation planning.
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What do I need to hire a car in the Faroe Islands?
To book your car, all you need is a credit or debit card. When you pick the car up, you’ll need:
- Your voucher / eVoucher, to show that you’ve paid for the car.
- The main driver’s credit / debit card, with enough available funds for the car’s deposit.
- Each driver’s full, valid driving licence, which they’ve held for at least 12 months (often 24).
- Your passport and any other ID the car hire company needs to see.
Different car hire companies have different requirements, so please make sure you check the car’s terms and conditions as well.
How old do I have to be to rent a car?
For most car hire companies in Denmark, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years old. If you’re under 25 or over 70, you might have to pay an additional fee.
What should I look for when I’m choosing a car?
- Space: You’ll enjoy your rental far more if you choose a car with plenty of room for your passengers and luggage.
- Fuel policy: Not planning on driving much? A Full to Full fuel policy can save you a lot of money.
- Location: You can’t beat an ‘on-airport’ pick-up for convenience, but an ‘off-airport’ pick-up with a shuttle bus can be much cheaper.
Are all fees included in the rental price?
The vast majority of Rentalcars.com rentals include Theft Protection, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), local taxes, airport surcharges and any road fees.
You’ll pay for any ‘extras’ when you pick your car up, along with any young driver, additional driver or one-way fees – but we’ll explain any additional costs before you book your car (and taking your own child seats or GPS can be an easy way to reduce your costs).
For more details on what’s included, just check the Ts&Cs of any car you’re looking at.
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A selection of cruise packages to the Faroe Islands will be announced later on this site
Faroe Islands Vacation Packages
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