Scandinavia & the Nordics

FAROE ISLANDS

Faroe Islands Travel Guide

The Faroe Islands is an archipelago in the North Atlantic that consists of 18 islands spread over 540 square miles (1400 square kilometers). The islands are an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroes have recently gained fame for their jaw-dropping views and shoe-in as a less-crowded alternative to Iceland.

Planning a Trip to the Faroe Islands

We have visited the Faroe Islands two times– once in March and once in August. Both seasons were great, but we can’t imagine that a trip to the Faroe Islands is bad at any time of the year!

Our website was built with the intention of helping you be inspired by places and aid you in booking a trip to the place if you desire to do so. We hope that this page will help you when planning a trip to the Faroe Islands and give you the practical information you will need for all parts of the trip.

We have guides of what to know before you visit the Faroe Islands, the best places to stay, Faroe Islands itinerary suggestions, tours, what to pack, and more. Our mission is to make your Faroe Islands trip planning a less cumbersome process and one that will get you excited for your trip and all the cool things to do in the Faroe Islands once you’re there.

The Faroe Islands travel guides we have on our site will also detail the best places to visit in the Faroe Islands and what to do on individual islands. Our Faroe Islands travel blog and posts will help you plan your dream trip to the Faroes and we will continue to add to our database overtime to ensure everything is current and covered.

We have been to the Faroe Islands in winter and summer both and our guides give tips for what to expect in both seasons.  If you have any questions about visiting the Faroe Islands, please feel free to shoot us a message.

Practical Information for Traveling to the Faroe Islands

We are currently trying to put together as many useful guides for traveling to the Faroe Islands as possible that will help you plan your trip. The following guides will help you begin planning your trip:

Things to know before you visit the Faroe Islands
What to pack for the Faroe Islands (Men + Women all Seasons)
How to get from the Vagar Airport to Torshavn
Best hotels in the Faroe Islands
Airbnbs in the Faroe Islands (an Island by Island guide)
Camping in the Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands Tours Worth Your Money
Best Places to Visit in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Facts & Tips

What is the population of the Faroe Islands?

The population of the Faroe Islands is around 52,000 people in 2020. Most of the population is situated on Streymoy with Eysturoy being the second most populous island in the Faroes.

The capital city of Torshavn

The capital city of the Faroe Islands is the city of Torshavn, located on Streymoy.  The city has 13,000 residents and the largest port in the Faroe Islands. Torshavn is extremely colorful and one of the most charming cities in the Nordics.

What is the best way to get around the Faroe Islands?

Currently, the best way to get around the Faroe Islands is by rental car. Public transportation is not as frequent in the Faroes as other places in the Nordics due to the sparse population. Rental cars can be expensive, so be sure to book ahead of time. Click here to check rates at Rentalcars.com, our rental car partner.

How do you get to the Faroe Islands?

There are two ways to get to the Faroe Islands: by ferry or by airplane. There are ferries heading to Torshavn (and further onward to Iceland and Denmark) regularly. Flying to the Faroe Islands is the best way to get there. There are flights currently with two airlines: Atlantic Airways and SAS.

About the islands...

The Faroe Islands has a total of 18 islands: Streymoy, Eysturoy, Vagar, Kalsoy, Kunoy, Vidoy, Bordoy, Suduroy, Sandoy, Litla Dimun, Stora Dimun, Svinoy, Mykines, Skuvoy, Nolsoy, Fugloy, Hestur, and Koltur. Most residents reside on Streymoy with the second most living on Streymoy. The Vagar Airport is located on the island of the same name.

What is the currency of the Faroe Islands?

The currency of the Faroe Islands are the Danish krone and the Faroese krona. However, DKK is what you will likely end up with. Almost everywhere takes credit cards, including the ferries.

Faroe Islands Accommodation & Airbnb

There are a variety of options for where to stay in the Faroe Islands.  We cover everything from Airbnbs in the Faroe Islands to camping options as indicated in the travel guides below.

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Top-Rated Tours in the Faroe Islands

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James Bond Kalsoy Faroe Islands tour
Faroe Islands James Bond Tour of Kalsoy Island
Faroe Islands tours Mykines island
Full Day Tour from Torshavn to Mykines (Puffin Island)
Vestmanna Boat Tour of the Famous Bird Cliffs (Puffins & More!)
Faroe Islands tours Gjogv
Full Day Tour of the Highlights of the Faroe Islands
Faroe islands tours
Vagar Island Photography Tour (Mulafossur, Sorvagsvatn, & More)
Tours of The Faroe Islands
6 Islands Tour: From Streymoy all the way to Vidoy

Renting a Car in the Faroe Islands

One of the most essential things you need to know before traveling to the Faroe Islands is that it is really difficult to get around without renting a car. 

As a result, we high recommend renting a car in the Faroe Islands. We also recommend reading up on the rules of the road in the Faroes before your trip. 

DESTINATION resources

If you’re seeking specific destinations and places to visit in the Faroe Islands, you can see our destination guides below.  We cover many of the lesser-known islands as well as several of the famous villages and landmarks there.

Kirkjubøur travel guide (Streymoy)
Gjogv travel guide (Eysturoy)
Tjørnuvik travel guide (Streymoy)
Kalsoy travel guide
Kunoy travel guide
Sandoy travel guide
Suduroy travel guide