How we did it
Direct flights to the Faroe Islands are via Atlantic Airways, which flies to Vágar Airport from a number of destinations, although only from Edinburgh in the UK. Flights to and from Edinburgh are currently only available a couple of days each week, so a connection from Copenhagen is potentially a more viable option, from which flights are much more frequent. Prices start from around 750 Danish Krone (£90) each way.
WHERE WE STAYED
We stayed at Hotel Runavik (hotelrunavik.fo) in Runavík, which was extremely obliging towards all our needs in preparation for this ride. Its restaurant comes highly recommended, with a superb selection of traditional and local fish dishes. Postride we stayed in the Hostel Kerjalon on the outskirts of the capital city, Tørshavn, which was basic, but clean and well priced. For a touch more luxury, try the adjacent four-star Hotel Føroyar (hotelforoyar.fo). The main hotel is regarded as the best in the Faroe Islands, and it’s where Toto stayed.
Many thanks to Súsanna Sørensen and Levi Hanssen from the Visit Faroe Islands tourist office (visitfaroeislands.com) for being instrumental in putting together our itinerary and providing accommodation. Special thanks go to Høgni Øster, who guided us expertly, and also Einar Vang, who was a font of local tales and knowledge as he drove for our photographer throughout the day.