Airport transfer Faroe Islands

How to get from Vágar Airport to Tórshavn

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The Faroe Islands only have one airport. What is the fastest way to get from Vagar Airport to Tórshavn? What transfer options are available from Vágar to Tórshavn city centre? Here is your guide to get from the airport to the capital in the Faroe Islands.

The ride from the airport in the Faroe Islands to the capital is filled with epic nature sights. You can choose between several options when shuttling from Faroe Islands’ airport on Vagar island to the capital Tórshavn.

The capital lies on a nearby island where most travellers want to stay when in the Faroe Islands. Vágar island is connected to its neighbour island Streymoy by a sub-sea tunnel.

The stunning Múlafossur waterfall is located only a 15 minutes drive from the airport. Photo by Sandrine Michelmore.

Vágar Airport is well connected by taxis and bus service into Tórshavn and thanks to the many tunnels to other villages and islands. We recommend you to either:

If you take a flight to the Faroe Islands, you will arrive at Vágar Airport. The airport is situated 40 minutes from the capital Tórshavn on Streymoy island. There are lots of beautiful sceneries when heading to Tórshavn from Vágar Airport.

Car Rental Faroe Islands

If you like the feeling of being able to get around easily and whenever you want, hiring a car is probably the best solution for you. A car will take you everywhere you want to go in the Faroe Islands. Driving a car in the Faroe Islands will give you flexibility and mobility when exploring the different islands.

You will find several car rental companies at the airport. Choose one and start exploring. More or less all car rental companies run their service from Vágar Airport. Head to your preferred agency when you arrive to the Faroe Islands by plane. Check car rental prices and availability here.

There are over 20 tunnels in the Faroe Islands. These tunnels are free of charge except the three sub-sea tunnels linking different islands together. You will drive through one of these toll tunnels on your day of arrival as long as you want to leave Vágar island where all airplanes to the Faroe Islands arrive.

Vágatunnilin underwater tunnel connects Vágar island and Streymoy island. The Norðoyatunnilin tunnel connects Eysturoy island and Borðoy island. These two underwater tunnels will charge you approximately 15 USD equivalent to 13 EUR for a roundtrip.

These are some basic things to know when driving in the Faroe islands. Watch out for sheep on the road!

The newest underwater tunnel Eysturoyartunnilin links Streymoy island to Eysturoy island. Driving through this impressive tube construction will cost you significantly more than the two other subsea tunnels.

When you have chosen your Faroe Islands car rental, your car provider will offer you to include sub-sea tunnel add-on when booking your car. This comes at a fixed extra price. It is typically more cost efficient to include the tunnel pass in your car booking.

The epic surroundings in Saksun. This is an easy to reach attraction in a car. Photo by Sandrine Michelmore.

Car rental companies offer a daily rate for including the tunnel toll fee to the car rental booking. You will only have to drive through the underwater tunnels a couple of times before you start saving money.

The subsea tunnels use an automatic system for registering your passage. The tunnel pass is linked to your number plate so you can just drive through the tunnels without stopping. Including the tunnel pass in your car rental booking will also make your roadtrip more effortless.

Many visitors will drive to Tórshavn as their first pit stop on their journey in the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands map above shows you how to get from Vágar airport to the capital Tórshavn.

When leaving the airport you will drive 17 kilometres on the island of Vágar. Then you will enter a 5 km long subsea tunnel. When you get out of the subsea tunnel, you will drive for 1 km and then reach a short tunnel. Then you drive 6 km and reach a longer tunnel that stretches over 3 km. Finally you will drive 10 km and reach Tórshavn.

Filling stations in the Faroe Islands

You are never more than 15 km (9 miles) avail from a gas station. The nearest filling station after driving through the underwater tunnel from Vagar Island to Streymoy Island is the EFFO Kollafjørður fuelling station.

Petrol stationVillageIsland
EFFO SørvágurSørvágurVágar
Magn MiðvágurMiðvágurVágar
EFFO KollafjørðurKollafjørðurStreymoy
EFFO GundadalurTórshavnStreymoy
EFFO ArgirArgirStreymoy
EFFO LeirvíkLeirvíkEysturoy
Magn GøtudalurNorðragøtaEysturoy
EFFO KlaksvíkKlaksvíkBorðoy
Magn KlaksvíkKlaksvíkBorðoy

The speed limitation alternates between 50 km/h and 80 km/h. The speed limit is typically 50 km/h in cities and villages and 80 km/h as you drive between cities and villages.

Public Bus transport

The time table for the blue public busses that will take you from the airport to Tórshavn.

The public busses are easily recognisable with their blue colour. The public busses do not depart after all flight arrivals so it is important for you to check the bus schedule if you want to take the bus from the airport.

The bus service from Vágar Airport to Tórshavn costs 14 USD equivalent to 12 EUR and takes 55 minutes. You can buy a one-way ticket when you step aboard the blue bus. You can also buy a 4-day or 7-day Travel Card for respectively 77 USD and 109 USD. There is a discount for children.

You can purchase the Travel Card at the tourist information desk at the airport in Vagar. You will see the information centre as the first thing after you enter the arrival hall.

​Public busses departing from Vagar Airport to Tórshavn. The busses are easily recognisable with their blue colours.

The Travel Card can be used for all public busses as well as ferries and you can travel as much as you like on the blue busses and all ferries except the Mykines ferry. You can read more about the public travel card on the national transport company’s website. 

The bus from the airport will drive you to the bus terminal in Tórshavn. The bus terminal is located at the harbour close to the city centre. It will take you only 5 minutes to walk to the main street from the bus terminal.

Taxi Transfer from Vágar Airport

The roads in the Faroe Islands are in good condition. A Taxi from Vágar Airport to Tórshavn takes 45 minutes.

Most locals take a cab from the airport to Tórshavn. This one-way drive has a fixed price at 33 USD or 30 EUR. You need to book before arrival to make sure to get the ride to Tórshavn for 33 USD. The cab drivers wait in the arrival hall and are more than willing to take you to Tórshavn.

Taking a cab is the fastest way of getting to and from the airport. No matter what time you arrive, the taxis are ready to get you to the capital.

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Trælanípa on Vagar islands lies only a one hours hike from the airport. Photo by @jonglr and edited by @mayankt.

We always recommend you to book a cab with the company City Taxi before you arrive in the Faroe Islands. All cars are comfortable and good. The taxis at the airport will make sure to bring you to Tórshavn for the fixed price of 31 USD. The drivers will take you all the way to the door wherever you are staying in Tórshavn.

Alternatively, you can chose the taxi company Auto. You will find it easy to remember Auto’s phone number: +298 666666. Auto will take your call all day and night.  


The road network in the Faroe Islands is well maintained and meandering. Photo by Sandrine Michelmore.

As tourism is still quite small in the Faroe Islands, locals will stop to take you on a ride. You can expect to stand on the side of the road for only a couple of minutes before you are sitting in a car with a friendly local driver. This is the cheapest way to approach the capital from Vagar Airport.

It is easy and straight forward to get from Vágar airport to the capital, Tórshavn. One thing that you will notice when you explore the Faroe Islands is that distances are short. The same thing goes for the route between the airport and the capital.

You will encounter lots of sheep on your trip. The Faroe Islands translates directly to The Sheep Islands. Photo by Sandrine Michelmore.

Have you already made up your mind to visit the Faroe Islands? Have a look at the widest selections of activities and day tours in the Faroe Islands. Joining guided tours and activities will secure you a vacation that you will remember for a long time.

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