Sleeping in Airports

Faroe Islands Vágar Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Faroe Islands Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I tried, but I just couldn’t fall asleep – others may have better luck.  – a traveller

FAE Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Faroe Islands Vagar Airport.

What to Expect

Faroe Islands Airport (code: FAE) has one tiny terminal – comprised of a single gate, one shop, and a couple eateries.  Airport signage is in English and Faroese (the local language) while announcements are made in Faroese only.  Bring your own entertainment and take in the beautiful scenery, as we aren’t able to confirm if WiFi is available.

Faroe Islands Vágar Airport guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / 14Jan2019)

Where to Sleep

This airport closes nightly, so spending the night here is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, a hotel is nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Faroe Vagar Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Vagar Hotel – (2 minute walk from the airport terminal) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of Faroe Islands Deals on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

A reader tells us that WiFi is available at Vagar Airport.  The SSID is “AirportGuests”. No password is required.  All you need to do is accept terms. (April 2019)

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Duty Free & Shopping – DutyFree + FAE is the airport’s only shop, offering duty-free shopping during airport hours of operation.

Food & Drinks – The airport’s food concessions are open during normal flight times only. Flogkaffi Landside offers cold dishes and drinks while their Airside location offers warm meals and drinks. Bar and coffee service is available at both locations.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader mentioned that outlets are available Landside. If you know of more locations, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

The airport’s website states their operational hours as 8:00AM – 8:00PM; however, a reader (March 2019) mentioned that the airport opens at 5:30AM and staff arrive at 6:00AM.


Faroe Islands Vágar airport is served by the following airlines: Atlantic Airways • SAS • Turkish Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is served by Bus No 300 which operates between Tórshavn, the Airport and Sørvágur. For rates, routes and to ensure the bus schedule is not affected by the weather, visit the Strandfaraskip website.

Car Rentals

62N • Avis • Unicar have car rental kiosks in the airport terminal. Hertz • Europcar • Sixt are all represented at the airport with Visit Vagar.

Taxis and Shuttles

Both metered taxis and shared-ride shuttles serve the airport during airport hours of operation. Reservations may be required. For taxi service, contact Auto Taxi or Bil Taxi. For scheduled, door-to-door shared-ride service, contact Hammer Shuttle.

Last updated: 2022-01-25

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.