Travelling to the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago island country.

They are located 320 km north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway (580 km) and Iceland (430 km).

Please check visa/passport requirements as the Faroe Islands are NOT part of the Schengen Area. This applies primarily to foreign residents in EU countries who are no  citizens of the country they live in.

…by plane

The Faroe Islands are a flight destination of Atlantic AirwaysScandinavian Airlines, and Widerøe AS.

You can fly non-stop to the Faroe Islands from

  • Bergen (Norway)
  • Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Paris (France)
  • Reykjavik (Iceland)
  • Oslo (Norway)

There are also seasonal flights from Spain, like Barcelona, the Canary Islands, and Mallorca.

The main airport of Faroe Islands is FAE – Vágar Faroe International Airport.

Flight times

The quickest connection from continental Europe to Faroe Islands is from Copenhagen. Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines offer between two to four direct flights from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands each day, depending on the season.

Please note that the airline capacity for the Faroe Islands flights is limited and thus the flexibility for flight dates is limited as well. We strongly recommend booking your flight early to ensure you get the flight times and dates you want.

You may use Skyscanner or similar search engines to look for your international flight.

Main hubs for connecting direct flights to Faroe Islands are:

Find out how to get from Faroe Airport to the conference venue Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands – go to Venue.


…by ferry lines

Ferry connections are operated by Smyril Line.

  • between Hirtshals, Denmark and Tórshavn, Faroe Islands                  approx. 1.5 days
  • between Seyðisfjørður, Iceland and Tórshavn, Faroe Islands              approx. 20 hrs




There are no restrictions for travellers from Denmark to the Faroe Islands. Travellers from other destinations are covered by the rules for entering the Kingdom of Denmark.

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