Difference between revisions of "Vágar"
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Vágar is an island in the Faroe Islands, the island is also called Vága in combination with other words.
Mykines - The westernmost island. It can be reached by boat from Sørvágur or by helicopter from the airport in Vágar or one of the helicopter places in Tórshavn, Suðuroy etc. Mykines is know for its puffins and charming village with turf roofed houses.
The Faroese language is descended from Old Norse but apparently only Icelandic offers mutual understanding with it. Visitors are advised never to assume that a place sounds like it is slelled and Vágar is pronounced something like Vau-er with au as in fraud.
Access from UK, Denmark, Norway and Iceland by air to Vagar Airport with Atlantic Airways, the Faroes own airline. Motor vehicular access by undersea tunnel from Streymoy. Payment is only necessary one way, from Vagar to Streymoy, and must be made at any petrol filling station any time up to three days after travel.
Call 112 in case of emergency. There are doctors in Vágar. After normal work hours people need to drive to Tórshavn, if they need medical help. The medical help phone after working hours is: 1870. It is the same for almost all of the country. The local doctor's phone in working hours Mon.-Friday is +298 332413.