Faroe Islands

By plane
By plane

Vága floghavn (http://www.floghavn.fo/De...). The Faroe Islands are served by one airport IATA code: FAE; ICAO code: EKVG. The airport is on the island of Vágar. The location was chosen by the British during the occupation of the islands during World War II. About 180,000 passengers fly to and from the airport every year. Vágar is connected to the largest island Streymoy on which the capital Tórshavn is situated by a sub-sea tunnel. A bridge connects Eysturoy to Streymoy. There are buses to Torshavn and other major cities; the schedules are aligned more or less with the arrival of all flights. The price to Tórshavn is summer 2006 around €14. You might need to change buses if you are going to Klaksvik. Check the schedule with the driver, there might be a lot of waiting time.

Atlantic Airways (http://www.atlantic.fo/), connects the Faroes with a couple of chosen cities in Scandinavia. The Faroes are accessible by regular commercial air service from Copenhagen 3 times a day, Oslo and Stavanger twice a week in the summer time and Reykjavík twice a week. It also flies to London. It is the only airline with a scheduled service to the Faroes.

Flights cannot be booked through usual travel websites such as Orbitz or Expedia, but they can be booked through the Atlantic Airways site (http://www.atlantic.fo/en).

Be aware that summer fog is a problem when flying to the Faroes in the summer months. The planes cannot land in this weather and will often divert to Iceland where you will stay until the weather clears. This also means that flights out of the Faroes can be disrupted too. Allow yourself a few days either side of your visit to the Faroes in case of flight delays.

By ship
By ship

Smyril Line (http://www.smyril-line.com/) 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. It is the only ferry service with a scheduled service to Iceland.

Due to the recession, Smyril Line is not currently running to Scrabster or Bergen. All passengers to/from the UK and Norway must now go via Denmark. Also, the passage from/to Iceland is not available during winter season.

Getting to the Faroes by boat takes longer than by plane but has the advantage of allowing you to take your own vehicle. Single passage is priced between 54 Euro in off-season and 78 Euro in high season 2011.

For people arriving by yachts, there are several harbors around the islands. The best are found in the capital Tórshavn, Klaksvík, Tvøroyri, Vágur, Vestmanna, Sørvágur, Miðvágur, Runavík, and Fuglafjørður.