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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 26, 2016
Making connections with locals or travellers summer 2016  (1 Answer)

hi, im coming to the faroes, leaving the uk tomorrow, june 27th and staying until the end of august.

i have a workaway placement in midvagur but am interested to meet locals or travellers while im away.

thanks, tina

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 27, 2016
Two centre or one  (1 Answer)

My husband and I are planning a trip in July this year for 6 days & I'm wondering if people would recommend a two or one centre for accommodation. I'm not sure of driving distances etc so would be very grateful for peoples suggestions.
Is it feasible to drive to most places and back in a day from Streymoy?
Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 20, 2016
Winter tires  (10 Answers)

Hi all

We'll be going to the FI at the end of march.
My husband is wondering if there are any specific rules regarding winter tires? Are they mandatory at that time of year? If not, is it best to still have them on the car or not?
We can't seem to find anything specific on this ...

Thanks in advance for the help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2015
Looking to meet other travelers in Aug  (4 Answers)

Hi guys,

I am looking to travel to the Faroe Islands from Aug 18-25. I will be by myself and found a cheap hostel (/kerjalon.htm) but it seems pretty far from the main center. Is anyone else going that might want to meet up or possibly rent an airbnb house together? It'd be fun to get a group of random people together. Anyways, just checking. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 02, 2015
Faroe visit  (3 Answers)

When is the best time outside of June, July, August to visit the Faroes ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 18, 2015
Travelling in the Faroes with no car. Public transport ideas  (2 Answers)

My name is Ollie im a trainee teacher from the UK and im desperate to visit this beautiful bucolic country in the summer between 27 july-31 August. However I can’t drive, I was wondering how easy it is to travel around the islands using public transport? Also would be nice to plan some towns or villages to visit during my stay. I plan to stay for a week and start my trip in Tórshavn. Any advice would be amazing. Cant wait to visit. x

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 10, 2014
Tour Guide  (1 Answer)

How do I hire a tour guide in Torshavn?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 30, 2014
Bus from the main airport to torshavn  (3 Answers)

How long is the bustrio? What does it cost? Where can i check if its going a bus when i'm landing?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 06, 2014
Transport to and from the airport


How can I get from the airport to Torshavn? And is it possible to get back to the airport before 6 am?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 08, 2013
Organized day trips  (2 Answers)

I am considering a trip from Oslo to Bergen to see Flåm and the beautiful sceneries from the train next summer. While already being in Bergen I am also considering flying to Faroe Islands. Atlantic Airways operates a non-stop line between Bergen and Torshavn Thursdays arriving at 8.15 p.m. and leaving Sundays at 7.35 p.m.

1. We do not want to rent a car, but we would like to see the most beautiful parts of Faroe Island. Is it possible to join organized tours/daytrips to the islands highlights? Is staying in Torshavn and doing daytrips to recommend?

2. What are the highlights for beautiful nature and sceneries? My 75 year old mother will travel with me so long hiking is not an option but walks to reach viewpoints etc wearing sneakers (no mountain boots) are ok. Bird watching is not a must, but of course birds are ok if it is part of a beautiful view. I have read other threads as well as the tips here on VT.

3. Is Three days to short? It is only these non-stop flights mentioned in the text above which is an option for us. Ten days is not an option, so it is three days or skip it.

Thanks from Lena

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 07, 2013
How much money would I need for a week in the Faroe Isalnds (Monday-Friday)?  (1 Answer)


I am planning to do go on a trip to the Faroe Islands next June. As I have never been before I don't know how much spending money I would need. How much money would I need for a week in the Faroe Isalnds (Monday-Friday)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 28, 2013
work  (6 Answers)

can I work in Faroe Island if I have swedish citizenship?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 21, 2011
Airport From Canada/US?  (3 Answers)

Hi, What is the best route if leaving from Canada/US? To get to the islands? What would be a comfortable amount to save if staying for about two weeks?

We would want to get a work visa if it works out :D

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 03, 2011
Best boat trips in the Faroe islands  (2 Answers)

We will be going to faroes for a week as stated in a previous post, butone of the main thigns i am looking forward to is baot trips to see the brid cliffs and caves, but i am unsur eof what are the a: the best trips to do and b: who are the best companies to go with.

Any help would be great, thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 23, 2011
A week in the Faroe Islands  (2 Answers)

We are spending a week in the Faroe Islands in late August and was wondering if I could have some suggestions on what I must squeeze in, in that time. We are hiring a car so we can travel anywhere. There is so much to see and do I just want to make sure that I include the best bits. We are staying in Kvivik and this will be our base. We are pretty much interested in doing anything from hiking to adventure activites. So far I only have a music shop that I am very interested in going to in Torshvan!
Many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 01, 2010
Hiring a bike from the airport.  (3 Answers)

I get in on a flight from Iceland with Atlantic Airways at around 8pm on Vagar on a Monday night. Is there any chance of me hiring a bike at/close to the airport and cycling round the island for a couple of days before arriving in Torshavn on the Thursday and leaving it at a bike shop there where I get the ferry on to Denmark?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 25, 2010
Faroe in Winter  (2 Answers)


Faroe Islands have been my dream place to visit since forever...I badly wanted to go this past summer but life and work got in the way. Now, I am very torn - should I try and make it this November (combine it with an Iceland tour this winter) or wait and combine it with a Copenhagen-Oslo trip next summer?

What are the islands like for sightseeing in winter? (weather, public transport availability, any guided tours, amount of daylight etc) I know there are some tours offered in the summer that visit some of the islands, the bird cliffs of Vestmanna and some local hikes/horse riding etc. Will I (travelling solo) be able to do all this in winter as well? I like to spend time outdoors and not all the time inside museums. That said, I do like the rain, misty and cloudy days.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 28, 2010
Contact wanted for pool league/association  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if 8 ball pool is played in the Faroe Islands? If so, could you post me contact details for the person who organises it? Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 23, 2010
Hildah, Ornithology.  (5 Answers)

Good Day from Western Australia. I was interested if the practice of collecting Sea Bird eggs such as Guillemots still continues and is legal on the Faeroe Islands.
I am attempting to source a number of these eggs legally. Eggs such as the Guillemot show great colour diversity and would be interesting for display purposes and the Museum collection as we have nothing like them down here.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
I believe the best time of the year to come to the Island to look into the collecting and observe the practice would be May June so I was hoping for info on this to have time to organize a trip details.
Email addressee's of anyone who could help us would be great.
Cheer Peter.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Nov 01, 2009
Can I still get a ferry from Bergen to the Faroe Islands??  (4 Answers)

Can I still get a ferry from Bergen to the Faroe Islands?? I have been searching online and it seems that they might have discontinued this service. I looked at Smyril Lines and UK lines.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 19, 2009
National football team shirt?  (3 Answers)

I have been an admirer of the Islands and a supporter of the Faroese national football team for some time, and I would love to represent them here in the United States by buying a jersey. I've looked all over the internet to no avail, and I am now interested in contacting a store by mail, be it in Torshavn or elsewhere, that might sell and ship me one here, as it will be many years before physically visiting the Islands is a possibility.

Might anyone know of such a place? If so, I would love to know how I might get in touch with them.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 13, 2009
slightly different question about Faroe - Shetland route  (6 Answers)

Hallo, folks! (and forgive me for some kind of duplicating previous question)

As fas as I know, currently Faroe islands do not have any air or sea links with Shetland. I wrote to Shetland tourism authorities about this, the reply was negative, indeed they do not have these links.

However, maybe there are, i.e., private yachts (or boats) who +/- regularly cross the sea with passengers in that particular route? Or any small local planes? Any ideas appreciated.

I'm planning my trip to Faroes and would gladly include Shetland, too, if it would be possible to avoid time and money consuming transit from Faroe to Shetland via UK (or anybody else's) mainland.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 21, 2008
Getting from Shetland to the Faroes easily?  (4 Answers)

Hi, seems to be a lot of conflicting information about how to get from Shetland to the Faroes. I'm looking to go to the Shetlands in June 2009 and hope to spend a couple of days over in the Faroes, getting a plane back to London. Smyril Line doesn't seem to go to the Shetlands any more, so what would be the easiest way of making the journey?

Thanks, ec.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 25, 2008
horsebackriding  (1 Answer)

does anyone know, if it is possible to go horseback riding on faroe islands?
thanks for any info

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 22, 2008
accommodation on the faroe islands  (5 Answers)

a couple of days ago, just by accident, and absolutely unexpectantly I came across some pictures of the faroe islands - and I FELL IN LOVE IMMEDIATELY!!!

since then I have done a lot of research concerning culture, language, history, geography etc. (the wikipedia article was a good way to start. very informative and appeared to me to be very profound)

I also began research on how to get there cheaply from berlin/germany. unfortunately I need to travel on very restricted budget :=((

I found out that I could fly to bergen and take the ferry to torshavn. the dates that seem most suitable for me would get me to torshavn on monday, sept. 1, very early in the morning, departure would have to be saturday sept. 6, late afternoon.

my questions:
is this a good time to travel to faroe islands? or would late spring (may) be better?

I am looking for cheap accommodation: need a dry roof over my head, a bed would be nice, can bring my own sleeping bag, access to a bathroom and preferrably a coffee machine or else some place near to get hot coffee in the morning :=. anything else would be optional.

would like to meet local people, get to know the faroyan way of life (and language) well, I know, in less than a week I will hardly get a glimps.

how would I get around on the islands? could I rent a scooter or small motorbike?

I am an experienced and enthusiastic horseback-rider. Is there anyway to take say day-trips on horseback on the islands? maybe even the possibility to get accommodation on a farm? (I do not mind picking up a shovel or a pitch-fork and do a good share of work)

hoping for answers


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 14, 2008
Iceland to Faroes to Shetland to Orkney to Scotland  (5 Answers)

In June I am planning to go from
Iceland (10 days) to
Faroes (2 nights) to [via a crazy connection in CPH / Aberdeen)
Shetlands (2 nights) to
Orkney (1) nights to

Is this a crazy itn?

Is it worth my time to try to fit the Faroes, Shetlands, and Orkney?

Suggestions appreciated!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 25, 2007
Camping on the Faroe Islands  (3 Answers)

Does anyone know how much it costs to pitch a tent on one of the Faroese campsites? I could find only one website with prices for one of the campings (80 Kr a night). Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 28, 2007
Suggestions for Scotland / Faroe Islands  (4 Answers)

I will be in the UK for about a week late next May.

My wife and kids wanted to go to Scotland and I thought it would be interesting to combine this with a trip to the Faroes.

Any suggestions on an itn?

We need to start and end in London - Gatwick, but want to spend all the time in the north.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 07, 2007
Shetlands or Orkney to Faroe Islands  (2 Answers)

Any suggestions how I can travel from Shetlands or Orkney to Faroe Islands please.

Cheapest possible way.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2007
Travel in Winter  (2 Answers)

I hope this doesn't sound too dumb, lol

1) Is it recommendable to visit the Faroe Islands in January (i.e. is that a nice time to go? I'm interested in seeing natural scenery)?

2) Is flying/going there on a boat more difficult during this time?

3) Would there be a significant price difference during this time?

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