The best way to get around the islands is by car. Car rental will give you the freedom to explore the island at your pace and that is indeed the best way to enjoy your trip. The roads are well-made and easy enough to ride on. But the islands are major cliffs so if you are not comfortable with steep winding roads, maybe travel with someone who is.
Price: 70-100 Euros/Day (Rs 6500-8000/Day)
With that in mind, I’ve listed a few key driving tips to make sure you’re safe and aware on these foreign roads:
1) Enjoy the views, but keep your eyes on the road. Unexpected obstacles can and do pop up unexpectedly!
2) The distances are not long but you do need to plan for unexpected weather events.
3) Mind the sheep, they are everywhere on the islands but honestly, this is the best kind of traffic jam.
4) Drive slowly through tunnels, especially the single-lane ones
5) Always have your headlights on (even during the day); it’s required by law
6) Tunnels charge a toll payment of DKK 100 (about 11) for return trips, and you can pay at one of the petrol stations (if not included in your car hire)
7)The speed limit is 80km/h on main roads and 50km/h within urban areas
8)Some of the roads are very narrow, so take it easy when going around corners.
When Should You Visit the Faroe Islands?
The best time to visit the Faroe Islands is in the summer i.e., from June to August. I visited the islands late in September and it was already pushing with the weather.
Where to Stay in the Faroe Islands?
As hotels can get a bit expensive, I recommend you look for Air BnB's as per your itinerary.
Here is the list of Air BnB's that we stayed at.
1) Vagar Day 1 and Day 4
2) Streymoy for Day 2 and Day 3
Tip: when looking for a hotel or an Air BnB remember to check the location in comparison to your itinerary. Make sure your last visit of the day and your booking are on the same island. The islands are tiny but due to the fjords getting around takes time.
Camping is the cheapest option for staying on the islands but comes with risks. With inclement weather and gale-force winds being regular visitors around here, you'll need to be adequately prepared. wild camping is illegal in the Faroes.
Here is a 4 Day Itinerary for the Faroe Islands.
Here is a list of all the things that you should see while on your visit to the Faroe Islands. As long as you plan your day efficiently, a lot can be done.
There’s only one airport in the Faroe Islands, on the island of Vágar, and hence, this is where it makes sense to start your trip.
And incidentally, it’s one of the most varied and beautiful of all the islands, with two of the Faroes’ most iconic sights easily within reach.