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Flights to Faroe Islands

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Getting to the Faroe Islands has become easier in recent years but still requires some planning. How long does it take to get to the Faroe Islands on a plane? Are daily flights available all year? And from where can you take a flight to the Faroe Islands?

There are several daily flights to the Faroe Islands from different airport in Europe throughout the year.The highest flight frequency is during the summer season from May to August when most travellers fly in to the Faroe Islands to experience the unbelievable nature scenery.

What airlines fly to Faroe Islands?

Many curious people planning to visit the Faroe Islands wonder how to get to Faroe Islands by air. Well, two airline companies fly to Faroe Islands. You can choose between SAS and the local Atlantic Airways.

Flights to Faroe IslandsThis is the only airport in the Faroe Islands. The facilities have improved immensely in recent years. Photo by Ingi Sørensen.

SAS has daily departures from Copenhagen throughout the year. Atlantic has daily departures all the year round from Copenhagen and besides that you can fly with Atlantic Airways to the Faroe Islands from these destinations:

  • Edinburgh
  • Reykjavik
  • Paris
  • Barcelona
  • Billund

When coming to the Faroe Islands from the European mainland, the easiest way to get to the Faroe Islands is via Copenhagen due to the daily departures and the various opportunities for connecting flights.

Coming from North America

One of Atlantic Airway's plane approaching the Faroe Islands. The first island you see in this video is Nólsoy.

The airline of the Faroe Islands, Atlantic Airways, are planning to start a nonstop direct flight from the New York’s JFK Airport to the local Vágar Airport in the Faroe Islands. The flight schedule from New York to the Faroe Islands is still unknown so if you do not want to wait for the direct North America to Faroe Islands flight, there is another good option for a stop over in Iceland.

When you are planning your travel from North America to Faroe Islands and until the dates for flights from New York to the Faroe Islands are launched, we recommend you to take one of the many direct flights from North America to Iceland. Atlantic Airways has two weekly flights from Iceland to the Faroe Islands all year round on Mondays and Fridays. During the hight of summer from mid June to late September, there are three weekly departures.

Flight time

Atlantic AirwaysThe national airline of the Faroe Islands, Atlantic Airways. Photo by Faroephoto.

The flight from Iceland to the Faroe Islands will take you less than one and a half hour. That is why it has become increasingly popular to visit Faroe Islands after a stay in Iceland as a part of your North Atlantic experience.

Your flight time to the Nordic archipelago will be quite short. Here you can see how long it takes to fly to the Faroe Islands from various places.

  • Reykjavík, 1h 20m
  • Edinburgh, 1h 25m
  • Billund, 2h
  • Copenhagen, 2h 15m
  • Paris, 2h 45m
  • Barcelona, 3h 50m
  • New York, 7h (no dates yet)

People often expect there to be a Tórshavn airport. However, there is no airport in Tórshavn. All airplanes coming to the Faroe Islands arrive at Vagar Airport as this is the only airport in the country. You can read our article on how to get from Vagar airport to Tórshavn here.

When your plane has landed in Vágar, we recommend you to buy some local beer by the brewery Okkara in the duty free area. They are much cheaper than in stores. The brewing company has several beer types on the shelves at the airport. Be well prepared and check Okkara's range of beer before take off.

Approaching Vagar Airport is always rewarding. You will see the beautiful islands nestled in the Atlantic Ocean from your airplane window. 

When travelling to the Faroe Islands, remember to bring your passport - and stay awake upon arrival in the Faroe Islands as you will see the fantastic landscape through the airplane window minutes before landing. The view is stunning.

When you step out of the airplane, you step into an untouched world. The Faroe Islands are on many travellers' to-to list for good reasons. You will gain a deeper understanding of real freedom and hear the sound of stillness. Here are some of the most popular attractions in the Faroe Islands for you to visit while in the unspoiled Nordic archipelago.