Getting around in the Faroes is an important part of your overall journey. That’s why it’s a good idea to be on top of that. There are a few options to choose from that we will be mentioning here.
First thing first. In the Faroe Islands nature rules, and even though you might have seen many lovely pictures of sunsets and rainbows the weather can be tricky and can change suddenly. The Faroe Islands are 18 islands connected by boats bridges and undersea tunnels. The main 6 islands are connected by tunnels and bridges. The rest of them are connected by ferries and helicopter.
The smoothest way for transport would be by car. Then you can go from door to door without standing outside in the elements waiting. This is also the preferred method for transportation in the Faroes. There are roughly as many cars in the Faroes as there are people over 18 years of age according to hagstova.fo the department of statistics in the Faroe Islands. Renting a car is normally an easy task if you book it early enough specially in the summer season. There are many companies that rent out cars. The price and service can vary from provider to provider so it is a good idea to do some research before booking.
There is also the option of traveling by bus. Buses connect every single village almost without exception. The downside is that they do not go every hour. If you are planning on going to small remote villages you are going to have take into account that you might need to change busses along the way and there might be some waiting involved. But the connection gets better the bigger the village. There is only one bus company that covers the whole of the Faroe Islands that being the National bus company called Strandfara Skip Landsins. Their website with all of their timetables and prices can be found on ssl.fo. They also have travel cards that cover all of their network the only exception being the ferry to Mykines. You can buy the travel card with us at the information desk at the airport in Vágar and at Farstøðin the main bus terminal in Tórshavn.
There are some brave souls out there that dare bicycle around the Faroe Islands. It is possible. On the map the Faroe Islands don’t look very big but do take into account that the landscape is filled with mountains and vallies. You can bring your own bicycle or rent one from the local companies that rent out bicycles.