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Scandinavia : Faroe Islands : Vágar
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Vágar is an island in the Faroe Islands, the island is also called Vága in combination with other words.


  • Bøur
  • Gásadalur
  • Sandavágur - the first village reached with a bright red-roofed church.
  • Miðvágur - between Sandavágur and Sørvágur. There is a War Museum there.
  • Sørvágur - where the ferry runs to the bird island of Mykines.

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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.

Get in

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.

Get around






Stay safe

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.

Get out

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