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 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.