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I’ve long been interested in visiting the Faroe Islands, a small archipelago located in the North Atlantic, roughly equidistant from Iceland, Norway and Scotland. The autonomous territory is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

While I’ve known where the Faroe Islands are for a long time (forever will I be a geography geek), I’d never really heard anything about them, nor had I considered them as a travel destination. The first time they came on my radar was when I saw a photo and then read a post by Jordan at Windbag Miles about his experiences. Since then I cannot decide whether I want to visit Iceland or the Faroe Islands more. I lean toward the latter since it is more “off the beaten path” than even Iceland. Both are ridiculously beautiful.

Atlantic Airways plans to begin flights to NYC

Atlantic Airways already flies to a number of destinations in Europe, including Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and Bergen. Their hub is at Vágar in the Faroe Islands. Besides the 1-2 daily SAS flights, Atlantic Airways is the only way to fly to these picturesque islands. I’ve actually tried to put together an award itinerary from California to the Faroe Islands.

As the airline has officially filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin service late summer 2019. The service between the islands and New York would be seasonal, and operated by a single-aisle aircraft.

I’m excited for this new route and hope that it lasts! Having a direct connection between New York City and this picture-perfect destination should be a major boon for tourism.

Featured image courtesy of Pixabay by user mengfors. H/T: One Mile at a Time


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