Information about Vágar Airport

Vagar Airport

Vagar Airport (FAE) is the port of arrival for most visitors to the Faroe Islands. This is the only airport in the Faroe Islands situated on Vagar island in the western part of the country.

The airport lies just beside the village Sørvágur in the western end of the runway and at the opposite end of the runaway lies lake Leitisvatn, which is the largest lake in the Faroe islands. The runway is 1799 metres.

Vagar Airport was established during World War ll by the British Army. The runway has been extended since then and the facilities around the airport upgraded. A new terminal was inaugurated in 2014 with a tax free shop, restaurant, bar, resting area and a new arrival hall.

When approaching the airport, you will either descend over Lake Leitisvatn or over the Sørvágsfjørður fjord and then the village Sørvágur just before landing. If the plane enters the runway over Sørvágur, you will have the terminal building on your left hand side upon landing.

Atlantic AirwaysAtlantic Airways flight on Vagar Airport. There are several daily flights to the Faroe Islands.

After you have disembarked the airplane, you will walk outside for less than a minute before entering the terminal at Vágar Airport. The atmosphere at the airport is relaxed as there is only moderate traffic. There are daily flights to Copenhagen and weekly and seasonal flights to other destinations.

The airport is a 40 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. There are several daily bus departures from the airport to Tórshavn as well as taxi transfer operated by different companies.

One of the most popular attractions in the Faroe Islands the village Gásadalur lies only a 15 minutes drive from the airport. Gásadalur is where you will experience the famous Múlafossur waterfall that drops into the ocean.

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Attractions nearby Vágar Airport

The Nix

The statue of the Nix is situated on lake Leitisvatn on Vágar island just beside Vágar Airport. In the evening, the horse is illuminated by floodlig...



Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn as it is also called is the lake from which the waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres...



This village lies next to the airport in the Faroe Islands. While planes are approaching the runway they fly over Sørvágur just seconds before they la...



Vatnsoyrar is a small settlement next to Lake Leitisvatn. The village is only a 1 minutes drive from Vágar Airport. You will see Vatnsoyrar when you...



Dunnesdrangar is the collective name for two sea stack on the west coast on Vágar island. In order to reach this attraction, you will walk for an hour...



Vagar island is the westernmost of the largest islands in the Faroe Islands. The island is like a ‘Faroe Islands in Miniature’ due to the wealth of...



This rock formation on the island Vagar towers 116 metres below sea level. You will get the best view of this free standing sea-stack just beside Bøsd...



This in one of the larger villages on Vágar island. You will drive through Miðvágur after your arrival at Vágar Airport. You will find the entrance...



Bøur is a small village on the way to Gásadalur and the famous waterfall Múlafossur on the island Vágar. From Bøur you have a great view towards the p...


Bøsdalafossur waterfall

The waterfall Bøsdalafossur runs from the lake Leitisvatn into the Atlantic Ocean from 30 metres above sea level. The waterfall is situated on the w...


Trælanípan (Slave Cliff)

From Trælanípan, in English Slave Cliff, you can see the lake overlooking the salty North Atlantic ocean. This is one of the most popular spots in t...



Fjallavatn is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, rugged terrain and stunning waterfalls. This is the second larges lake on Vágar island. The lake i...



The village Sandavágur is situated on Vágar island. It is the last village before you enter the sub-sea tunnel leading to the main island Streymoy....



This spectacular rock formation with the iconic hole in it is located off the island of Vágar towards the visually dramatic islet of Tindholmur. Dra...



This stunning inset Tindhólmur can be seen from the island Vagar. A great spot to experience Tindhólmur is from the village Bøur. ...



Múlafossur is a watarfall like no other. A nice walk from the village houses in Gásadalur you'll find this famous waterfall. Múlafossur is situa...



Gásadalur is a remote village on Vágar island. Until recently it could only be accessed by hiking on foot over the mountains, but now the village is...



Trøllkonufingurin or the Troll Woman's Finger is a rock formation rising 313 metres out of the sea outside of the village Sandavágur on the isla...



The beautiful village Vestmanna has a great natural harbour, the best wind protected campsite in the Faroe Islands and several great attractions for...


Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

These cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. Boat tours are made from April to September to Vestmanna Bird Cli...