Travel destinations in the Faroe Islands! Here you will find inspiration for things to see and do in the Faroe Islands. Do you like dramatic nature, wild seabirds or perhaps Nordic culture and history? Here are our best travel tips for the Faroe Islands!
Why travel to the Faroe Islands?
The Faroe Islands offer rugged, dramatic and beautiful scenery, with high cliffs and steep drop-offs to the roaring and wild sea. There are 18 different islands to discover, all of which offer beautiful scenery. Here you can go hiking, boating or bird watching.
It is also possible to take helicopter tours to discover the island. Take the opportunity to learn more about Faroese culture. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing territory with its own language. Here you will find tips and inspiration on destinations for your trip to the Faroe Islands.
Destinations in the Faroe Islands
Borðoy and Svinoy
Borðoy and Svinoy are two small islands on the eastern side of the Faroe Islands. You can travel here by regular helicopter, among other things, which will be an adventure during your trip to the Faroe Islands. The photo with the helicopter is from Klaksvik on Borðoy.
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands. Here you will find the Eiðiskollur rock, two rock formations rising from the sea called 'Risin and Kellingin' (the giant and the bitch) and a football pitch in a spectacular location. Here you will also find the natural harbour of Gjógv.
Streymoy is the most populated island in the Faroe Islands, and the island where the capital Torshavn is located. So it's only natural that you end up here during your trip to the Faroe Islands! The island is mountainous and there are some streams, lakes and plenty of sheep. Rent a car and drive around to experience the barren but beautiful nature. For example, visit beautiful Saksun in the north-west.
Vágar is located to the west of the main island of Streymoy and this is where you end up if you fly to the Faroe Islands. If you arrive by air, you can continue to Torshavn by bus.
During your trip to the Faroe Islands, you won't want to miss the charming little capital. Here you'll find small residential buildings, a harbour and a small town centre. Visit Café Natúr and take boat trips to other islands, or perhaps a regular helicopter ride. You can travel here by plane and bus or by the Smyril Line ferry from Bergen in Norway.
Nólsoy is a small island on the south-eastern side of the main island of Streymoy. Although the island is so small, there was (at least when we were there) a small fire station, as seen in the picture.
Actually, you could recommend any of the 18 islands of the Faroe Islands, all of which have beautiful scenery. Suðuroy is the southernmost island and is quite large. We hitchhiked around, which was an experience. The picture is from beautiful Hvalba on the north side.
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Info and facts about the Faroe Islands
- Capital city: Torshavn
- Language: Faroese and Danish (many also speak "Scandinavian" and English)
- Residents: 49 000 (2017)
- Currency: Faroese krona (FKr)
- Religion: Christianity (mostly Protestantism)
- Flag: The flag consists of a red and blue cross on a white background.
Good to know about the Faroe Islands
- Price mode: As in Sweden approximately
- Time difference: -1 hour
- Emergency number: 112
- El: Like Sweden
- Water: Drinkable
- Watch out: The fog can sometimes become extremely dense, so that you can hardly see your hand in front of you.
- Think about: Christianity plays a greater role in the Faroe Islands than in Sweden, so shops and businesses may be closed on religious holidays.
Travelling to the Faroe Islands
- Flights: You can fly to Copenhagen and then on to the Faroe Islands.
- FerryYou can take your car on a ferry from Hirtshals in Denmark to Torshavn. Read more at Smyril Line.