Imagine saying your vows amidst the most breathtaking cliffs and cascading waterfalls. Sounds surreal, right?
But this is the enchanting promise of Faroe Islands elopement—a promise that combines adventure, romance, and serenity. Just like from your wildest dreams!
This guide aims to provide an all-inclusive insight into planning your dream elopement in the Faroe Islands.
WHY ELOPE IN FAROE ISLANDS
Faroe Islands, a hidden gem in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean, offers a unique blend of captivating landscapes, rich culture, and solitude.
Why elope here?
The answer lies in the untouched beauty, the mystical folklore, and the welcoming locals.
WHERE ARE FAROE ISLANDS?
The Faroe Islands are an archipelago, a group of 18 major islands (and several smaller ones), just in the middle in the North Atlantic Ocean. They’re located approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, about 200 miles northwest of mainland Scotland. Although geographically closer to these countries, the Faroe Islands are an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. They cover a total area of approximately 1,400 square kilometers and boast a population of just over 50,000 people.
The islands are renowned for their stunning natural beauty, featuring rugged cliffs, deep fjords, cascading waterfalls, and a rich array of wildlife, making them a unique and desirable location for adventure elopements.
HOW TO GET TO FAROE ISLANDS?
Getting to the Faroe Islands, although located in the remote North Atlantic, is more straightforward than one might expect. There are two primary ways to reach this beautiful archipelago: by air or by sea.
1. By Air: The most common and quickest way to reach the Faroe Islands is by plane. Vágar Airport (FAE) is the only airport in the Faroe Islands. If you’ll be traveling from USA you can expect to have connecting flight in Europe (you can spend an extra 1-2 days in city you always wanted to visit!)
- From Denmark: There are regular direct flights to Vágar Airport from Copenhagen operated by Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands, and SAS (Scandinavian Airlines). The flight duration is approximately 2 hours.
- From other countries: Atlantic Airways also operates seasonal flights from several cities in Europe, including Edinburgh, Paris, Barcelona, and Reykjavik. Alternatively, you can fly to one of the Scandinavian capitals (Copenhagen, Oslo, or Reykjavik) and take a connecting flight to the Faroe Islands.
2. By Sea: If you prefer a slower pace of travel, you can take a ferry to the Faroe Islands. The Smyril Line operates a ferry service onboard the Norröna. The ferry route connects Denmark (Hirtshals) to the Faroe Islands (Tórshavn) and then to Iceland (Seyðisfjörður).
- From Denmark: The ferry journey from Hirtshals, Denmark to Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, takes about 36 hours. The ferry departs Denmark once or twice a week, depending on the season. This option offers an adventurous and scenic route, with potential sightings of sea life and breathtaking ocean views.
- From Iceland: The ferry journey from Seyðisfjörður, Iceland to Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, takes about 19 hours. The ferry departs Iceland once a week.
Remember to check visa requirements before you travel to the Faroe Islands. Although the islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark, they are not part of the Schengen Area, so different entry requirements may apply.It’s also important to book your transportation in advance, especially during the summer tourist season, to secure your preferred travel dates.
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO ELOPE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS
While the Faroe Islands are breathtakingly beautiful all year round, the best time to elope would be during summer (June to August) when the weather is warmer and days are longer. This period offers the perfect conditions for outdoor ceremonies and exploration.
Spring (March to May): Spring in the Faroe Islands is a time of rejuvenation. The islands awaken from their winter slumber, and the landscapes are awash with the vibrant hues of blossoming flowers. This period offers mild weather and fewer tourists, providing an intimate and serene setting for your elopement. If you fancy a picturesque backdrop of verdant hills dotted with newborn lambs and birds nesting, spring is the ideal season.
Summer (June to August): Summer is traditionally considered the best time to elope in the Faroe Islands. The weather is warmest during these months, and you can expect long daylight hours, often stretching up to 19 hours per day! The stunning landscapes are at their lushest, and there’s an aura of vibrancy and life everywhere. Outdoor ceremonies and exploration are most convenient during this period, making summer a popular choice for elopements.
Autumn (September to November): If you’re fond of autumnal colors, eloping in the Faroe Islands during fall will offer a stunning canvas of orange, yellow, and red as the foliage changes. The weather cools down and becomes more unpredictable, adding a dramatic and cozy feel to your special day. Fewer tourists during this period also mean more privacy and the possibility of discounted accommodation rates.
Winter (December to February): While the winter months in the Faroe Islands can be challenging due to colder temperatures and limited daylight hours, they offer their own kind of magical charm. Imagine saying your vows against the backdrop of snow-covered mountains and frost-kissed landscapes, with the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above. A winter elopement is perfect for couples who aren’t afraid of a little cold and crave a truly unique and mystical experience.
Remember, no matter the season you choose for your Faroe Islands elopement, each brings its unique beauty! The most important thing is that it aligns with your vision for your special day.
PLANNING YOUR FAROE ISLANDS ELOPEMENT
Crafting your dream elopement in the Faroe Islands involves several crucial steps, including selecting the perfect location (the choice will be hard, as there’s hundreds of stunning places!), securing transportation and accommodation, finding perfect photographer and videographer for your day, as well others vendors, and budgeting for your adventure.
Unique activities you can do during your elopement day in Faroe islands:
- Hiking: Faroe islands are just hiking paradise! And there are endless possibilities to hike somewhere off-beaten! The Faroe Islands boast some of the most scenic and untouched hiking trails in the world. You can start your special day with a gentle hike to your chosen elopement spot, soaking in the stunning views along the way.
- Book a boat tour: Known for its dramatic sea cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and abundance of sea birds, a boat tour allows you to witness the islands' captivating beauty from a unique perspective. For a more adventurous ride, embark on a boat tour to the iconic sea stacks of Drangarnir and Tindhólmur
- Go somewhere truly remote with helicopter tour — they are so popular there! A helicopter tour on your elopement day in the Faroe Islands is truly an experience of a lifetime. This extraordinary adventure offers you a bird’s-eye view of the archipelago’s dramatic landscapes and allows you to reach remote locations that might be difficult to access by land!
- Get a ferry to the Kalsoy island.
- Go birdwatching to Mykines island — home to thousands puffins during summer.
- Have a picnic with one from the stunning views after scenic hike.
- Enjoy local food: Conclude your day with a traditional Faroese dinner at a local restaurant. Savor the taste of local dishes like 'ræst kjøt' (fermented mutton), 'skerpikjøt' (dried mutton), and 'ræst fiskur' (fermented fish), paired with Faroese beer or schnapps.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT ELOPEMENT LOCATION
With landscapes that look like they’re straight out of a fairytale, choosing an elopement spot might be the most challenging part of your planning process. From the dramatic cliffs of Vagar to the quaint village of Gjógv, each location offers a unique charm.
WHERE TO ELOPE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS
For a couple who is captivated by the idea of a coastal elopement, the towering sea stacks of Tindhólmur provide a stunning backdrop that encapsulates the rugged beauty of the Faroe Islands. Alternatively, for those who want their special day to reflect the tranquillity of the islands, the serene lake of Sørvágsvatn, which seemingly hovers above the ocean, is an extraordinary location.
If your idea of a dream elopement involves mountains and panoramic views, consider the picturesque village of Gásadalur. Nestled between two mountains, it provides an awe-inspiring view of the Múlafossur Waterfall cascading down into the sea. The view from the village, as well as the tranquillity it offers, make it an idyllic elopement spot.
On the other hand, if you are fascinated by local culture and history, the historic village of Kirkjubøur could be your perfect spot. Known as the ecclesiastical center of the Faroe Islands during the Middle Ages, Kirkjubøur boasts of historical sites like Saint Olav’s Church and the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral. Tying the knot in this ancient village will certainly add a historic charm to your elopement.
But what if you simply can’t decide on a single location? The beauty of eloping in the Faroe Islands is that you’re not restricted to just one spot. Some couples opt to have a small ceremony in one location, then journey to other breathtaking spots around the islands for stunning photo opportunities. This way, you can truly embrace the diverse beauty the Faroe Islands have to offer.
DRESSING FOR THE FAROE ISLANDS WEATHER
The weather in the Faroe Islands is famously unpredictable, with the possibility of experiencing all four seasons in a single day. Thus, when packing for your trip, it’s important to be prepared for various weather conditions. Here’s a guide to help you dress appropriately for your Faroe Islands adventure:
1. Layer Up! Given the variability of the weather, layering is key. Start with a moisture-wicking base layer to keep you dry. Add a warm middle layer like a fleece or wool sweater, and top it off with a waterproof and windproof outer layer.
2. Waterproof Outerwear: Rain is common in the Faroe Islands, regardless of the season. A good waterproof jacket and rain pants can keep you dry during sudden showers. Don’t forget waterproof shoes or boots, especially if you plan on hiking.
5. Accessories: Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses to protect your face and eyes from the sun, wind, and rain.
When dressing for the Faroe Islands' weather, the key is versatility. By packing items that can be easily layered and adapted to changing conditions, you’ll be comfortable and prepared to enjoy everything this beautiful destination has to offer!
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