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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 Vágar 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)

Sleeping in Vágar Airport

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

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Faroe Islands Airport Guide.

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 the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Faroe Vagar Airport:

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

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels on Faroe Islands, search deals and read traveller reviews.

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

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Vágar Airport.

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

ATM and Currency Exchange – Not available.

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.

Information Desk – Do you have an airport related question or need help finding your way?  An information desk can be found in the departure hall.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Available.  Rates start at DKK50/bag.

Mobile Charging – Charge your mobile devices at one of the power outlets available Landside and Airside (opposite gate 2 below an AED sign).

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.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 90 minutes before the first flight of the day and closes 1 hour after the last flight.

Airlines

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

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

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

Car rental desks are available in the public area of the Arrivals Hall. Onsite car rental agencies include: 62N • Avis • Alamo • Budget •Faroe Rental • Enterprise • GLH Rental • Unicar • Hertz • Europcar • National • Sixt

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.

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: 2022-07-18

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.