Map of the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands is an archipelago in the North Atlantic, consisting of 18 islands. The archipelago is located in the Atlantic Ocean midway between Scotland, Norway and Iceland, and not far north of the Shetland Islands.
Of all the islands only Lítla Dimun is uninhabited.
As you can tell from the map, there is a good road network in the Faroe Islands. The latest tunnels are less than ten years old and enables you to drive directly to Gásadalur with the beautiful waterfall or Klaksvik, which is the main town on the northern islands. Mykines and the southern islands Suðuroy and Sandoy are reachable by ferry or helicopter.
Experience the Faroe Islands in a short time
Nothing is very far away in the Faroe Islands. If you have a car, you can easily get around to places you would like to experience. The drive from Vágar Airport on Vágoy to the capital Tórshavn, which is located on the island of Streymoy, takes 45 minutes. From there you can drive to Klaksvik via Eysturoy, and through the tunnel to Borðoy in about 45 minutes. From Tórshavn, you can also drive to the impressive and authentic village of Gjógv on the north end of Eysturoy in an hour.
Generally, the Faroe Islands are so well connected that you can reach most of the islands in an hour. So off you go! And remember, in the Faroe Islands the trip itself is always part of the journey. The Faroe Islands are full of surprises. The landscape and nature is constantly close by when you move on the winding roads through the mountains, past the sheep between the waterfalls.
The Faroe Islands by car
Having a car could be an advantage if you want to enjoy greater freedom and maybe make a stop in a village you would not otherwise experience. If you are into motorcycles, it is obvious to experience the islands with the wind on your face. Read about renting cars and motorcycles in the Faroe Islands.
Buses and boats may be necessary to get around the islands. Going by bus or boat, we recommend that you pay a visit to the local tourist office, which can help you with tickets and schedules. Atlantic offers these helicopter routes in the Faroe Islands.