Unless arriving into the Faroe Islands via the Norruna ferry or on a cruise liner, most visitors will start the Faroese adventure with a picturesque approach by air into the archipelago's only international airport, on Vágar island near the village of Sørvágur.
The landscapes in Vágar, while not as impressive as some of the other islands, still offers a lovely variety of rivers and verdant valleys as well as a large area of untouched nature, especially towards the Island's northern side, which is home to some excellent hiking opportunities.
That being said, one of the largest draws of Vágar actually has nothing to do with the island at all, it is the ferry access to the remote island of Mykines and its incredibly diverse bird life.
The third-largest island in the Faroes is also home to the picturesque village of Gásadalur which, until 2003, was one of the most remote settlements in the country. The postman used to have to walk for a 4 mile round-trip over a mountain just to deliver the mail! Today, a road tunnel will take visitors through the mountain instead, but the remote rural lifestyle here continues. Gásadalur is surrounded by mountains and is home to a stunning waterfall and, at the right time of year, nesting puffins.
The village of Bøar is also well worth a visit whilst on the island. Bøar can easily be reached along the main road out of Sørvágur. This tiny, idyllic village is home to an Faroese style church, a stunning waterfall and iconic turfed roof houses. To top it all off, the views from Bøar out across the ocean are spectacular, and several impressive rock formations, including Drangarnir, Tindhólmur can be seen from here, as well as Mykines in the distance.