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Flights to Faroe Islands with a touch of Iceland

The Faroe Islands are a small, super-scenic archipelago with a population of just 54,000 (and 70,000 sheep!). The country is a collection of 18 rocky, rugged isles jutting out of the North Atlantic, at a midway point between Iceland, Norway and northern Scotland.

Flight time from Iceland to the Faroes is under two hours. Icelandair offers regular flights to the Faroe Islands from Iceland and North America, for natural wonders to leave you awestruck, combined with fresh cultural and culinary treats.

Before you sample the unspoiled delights of the Faroes, how about checking out the uniquely wild delights of Iceland? When you book flights to the Faroes with Icelandair, we invite you to add a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare.

Icelandair flies to the Faroe Islands 5 to 6 times weekly from May 1 to October 26, 2024.

Faroe Islands

Väestö: 54,000Alue: 1,399 sq km (540 sq miles)Pääkaupunki: Tórshavn

What to expect in the Faroe Islands

Look at the mid-ocean location for a hint of the weather in the Faroe Islands. With a surface area of only 1,399 sq km (540 sq miles) divided between 18 islands, the country receives a good deal of rain. Fear not! The wet weather creates optimal grazing conditions for the many free-roaming sheep (far in Norse, after which the islands are named) and for fog.

As the fog lifts, grassy mountains, wondrous waterfalls, sea-filled gorges and unrivalled ocean views are revealed. In slumbering seaside villages and cool capital Tórshavn, local culture thrives. Birdlife is bountiful, hiking is heavenly.

Tórshavn, capital of the Faroes

Named after the Norse god Thor, Tórshavn is one of the world’s coziest capitals, and there's a colorful toy-town appearance to the city. It’s charming historical core is Tinganes, a small peninsula delightfully jumbled with turf-roofed cottages and rustic, red-painted government buildings.

Some 14,000 people live in Tórshavn. This is no hectic big city – but that’s kind of the point! There is, however, all you need, from museums and cultural centers to souvenir stores and excellent restaurants. You want Michelin worthy dining? You’ve got it, even here! Be sure to investigate the locavore flavors of the Faroe Islands, especially the super-fresh seafood.

What to see in the Faroe Islands

Faroe highlights could run to many pages. Close to the airport, on the island of Vágar, are some sights well worth investigating after you fly in, or before your departure. Head to Gásadalur, a small village in a green valley ringed by hills. The area’s main claim to fame is the viewpoint to Múlafossur, a waterfall that cascades over a cliff to drop 60 meters into the sea below. It has become one of the iconic images of the Faroes.

Create an itinerary that wanders from turf-roofed hamlets in idyllic locales, like Saksun and Kirkjubøur, to sea cliffs teeming with birdlife at Vestmanna. Check out the illusion of the ‘hanging lake’ called Sørvagsvátn, visit the idyllic lighthouse at Kallur, and take a boat to the puffin-filled end-of-the-line island called Mykines. Stop when the hiking trails call or the epic viewpoints beckon.

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