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Føroyar - the Faroe Islands

Vælkomin!

Welcome to the Faroe Islands group. This group can help you if you are interested in the islands in the North Atlantic - be it because you want to find out how to get here, what there is to see or what life here is like.

There are also CS meetings now and then, though not all are posted here in the group - you might want to contact members through private messages if you want to join.

Have fun =)

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General information:

Getting to the islands

Normally, people get here by plane (only company: Atlantic Airways) or ferry (Smyril Line). You can also try cargo vessels, kayaks, swimming... We created a group for people using the Ferry to organise onboard meetings, search for company on the ship or to ask questions:
Smyril Line Travellers

Getting around the islands

Strandfaraskip Landsins is the public transportation company. You can travel by bus or ferry. Link to the website of SSL.

In Tórshavn you can use the free city buses. They're running from about 7 in the morning till midnight. During the daytime most of them run every 20 minutes. In the early morning and the evening at least once an hour. Schedules can be found here. It's in faroese, just click on one of the "Bussleið" links and a map with the route and the timetable will appear.

Some islands can only be reached by helicopter. Schedules and prices on the website of Atlantic Airways.
Taxis, buses for rent, cars for rent, hitchhiking are other possibilities. There is no railroad here! ;)

Accommodation

If you can't find a couch, try hotels / hostels / B&B's etc. Keep in mind that most camp sites and hostels are closed in winter. Some possibilities are Bládýpið / Skansin, Kerjalon and Undir Fjalli in Tórshavn. Near the airport on Vágar you can find the hostel Á Giljanesi. In Vestmanna you can find the Bed & Breakfast Krákureiðrið. On Eysturoy there's for example the guesthouse in Gjógv, Gjáargaður.

Those who wish to camp out in the nature should be aware that it is technically illegal to do so, but we have never heard of anyone getting into trouble for doing such a thing(mainly cause many Faroese are unaware that it is illegal). As long as you stay away from cultivated land, and you are among the sheep you are fine. If really in doubt then ask a local about what they think about the given area you are in.

Prices

Don't complain. It's Scandinavia + the cost of getting the stuff here. Many of the big supermarkets, especially Bónus and FK, have some pretty good offers from time to time. Find out where the ones in Tórshavn are by viewing the city map. In the other towns you have to find them by asking around ;p

What to do

Check out the map, www.visit-faroeislands.com or contact members! Know before you go - then you can taste the full experience of pristine nature combined with the smak of Faroese beer and incredibly friendly people!

Internet resources

www.faroeislands.com
www.visit-faroeislands.com
Lonely Planet
kovboyfilm's YouTube channel
Site with a lot of articels, videos, pictures and news from the Faroe Islands
really cool film about wave surfing in the Faroes, in 3 parts, also showing a lot of landscape
Very informative site, good section about attractions and hiking paths
Have fun!






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Created: Aug 15, 2004
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Members

NameJoined
Bjarki DalsgarðBjarki Dalsgarð moderator 10/11/2008
xNORUSHKAxxNORUSHKAx moderator BACK TO HOSTING IN FO! 03/10/2009
HamnesHamnes moderator currently livin' here =) 03/22/2009
Ivan Eginsson Ivan Eginsson I am joining because I live on the Faroes and is interested to meet people, who share my passion for this country 06/24/2011
Alena PrytkovaAlena Prytkova Wish to visit this wonderful place one day 04/14/2014
Iva TomkováIva Tomková 03/19/2014
Fredrik Ek SotkaFredrik Ek Sotka 04/19/2014
Sára  SvartáSára Svartá because I am faroes 04/18/2014

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