Budget Air Flights

Budget Flights to the Faroe Isles

Capital City: Torshavn

Major attractions: The Vestmanna Bird Cliffs, home to thousands of
birds and with their 400 metre sheer drop are possibly the number 1 tourist
attraction in the Faroes. .

Other tings to do in the Faroes: Bordoy Tunnels, Mykines Island in Vagur

Travelling to the Faroe Isles
The majority of flights to the Faroe Isles go via Denmark. Few people travel to the Faroes, so there are few direct flights. Direct flights are available from Atlantic Airways from Aberdeen and and London Stansted, but only during the period of May 11 to June 11 and May 11 to September 10 respectively. Return flights cost from £224.

It is also possible to fly to Copenhagen or Billund where you can then connect with a flight to Sorvag in the Faroe Islands. This is however considerably more expensive, costing in excess of £2,000.

Alternatively, if you are in the Shetlands, you can reach the Faroes by Ferry. Feries operate out of Lerwick to Torshaven costing £86 for a return trip.

Where to stay in the Faroe Isles
A few good hotels can be found in the Faroe Isles. In Torshavn there are the Hotel Foroyar (with an excellent view of the city), Hotel Hafnia and Hotel Torshavn. Also, near the airport is the Hotel Vagar.

There are also some youth hostels on the islands. These include the hostels at Torshavn, Oravik and Sandavagur.

Things to do and places to go in the Faroe Isles
Thorshavn is a popular town with tourists being attracted to its city centre and harbour. It was in the Tinganes area of Thorshavn that the vikings founded their first parliament in the year 900.

Kirkjubour on the island of Streymoy is also visited by tourists. Sites of interest are the ruins of an unfinished cathedral, a 900 year old farmhouse, and St. Olav's church.