1,399 km2

Opening hours are from 0900 or 0930 to 1600, Monday to Friday with late closing at 1800 on Thursday.

"Tourist Guide Faroe Islands" is published in co-operation with the Faroe Islands Tourist Board.

Airport taxi 
You can reserve a taxi between the airport and any address in Tórshavn. Price is DKK 180 pr. person and reservation can be made on phone (+298) 36 36 36

You can reserve a taxi between the airport and Klaksvík with stop in Gøtu and Leirvík. Price is DKK. 250 pr. person and reservation can be made on phone (+298) 260606

The climate is oceanic with average temperatures of 3.2°C (January) and 10.8°C (July).

Warm clothes and raincoat are recommended. Also recommended are rubber boots or strong shoes with good soles.

Credit cards 
All major credit cards are accepted at larger hotels and shops. In-flight tax-free goods can also be purchased by credit card.

The danish krone and oyra are the units of currency. The Faroe Islands have their own bank notes in the denominations of 1.000/500/100/50 krones.

Customs regulations 
Travellers are referred to the general regulations set by the Customs Authority.

In-flight catering 
Catering onboard follows Atlantic Airways quality customer service principles. Meals and refreshments served are appropriate for the time of day.

Faroese is a Nordic language, which is closely related to West Norwegian and Icelandic. Faroe Islanders are fluent in Danish, and most understand and speak English fairly well.

From 01st of October 2005 a passport is required for all travelers with Atlantic Airways. Travelers from certain countries require an entry visa. Identification, such as driver license, Id card or similar must be kept and presented upon departure.

Post offices 
Post offices are found in the larger villages. For more information go

Road network 
The road network on the Faroe Islands consists of 600 km of good roads. Most roads have two lanes and are surfaced with asphalt. Of the 18 islands, 17 are connected either by bridge, tunnel, ferry or Atlantic Airways helicopter service.

Typical opening hours are from 0900 to 1700/1730 on Monday to Thursday and up to 1900 on Friday. Shops usually close at 1200/1400 on Saturday. However, opening hours may vary.

Faroese stamps are collectors items due to their high quality.

Tax-free shopping 
Tax-free goods are available at the airport on arrivale and on departure. 
IMPORTANT! Please note, when purchasing tax-free goods onboard, and transfering to other flights, remember to tick the appropriate box in the onboard order form, informing flight attendants to package your goods in sealed bag. Otherwise you will not be permitted to take the goods onboard other flights.

Passengers should ensure that names listed on tickets and other travel documents are the same as on their passports.

To make telephone calls to the Faroe Islands from the UK, dial 00 298 + the telephone number. From the Faroe Islands to the UK dial 00 44 + the telephone number (minus the initial 0).

Time difference 
The Faroe Islands are on GMT, and are in the same time zone as the UK.

Transport in the Faroe Islands
Transport from/to the airport is not included in the price of the air ticket. Car ferries, passenger ferries, bus and helicopter services link the islands.

Travel insurance 
Please contact your travel agent for information on travel insurance.