Nonstop Flights to the Faroe Islands from the U.S. Are Launching Soon

The historic route connecting the Faroes and New York will launch this August.

1Tomm/iStock/Getty Images Plus
1Tomm/iStock/Getty Images Plus
1Tomm/iStock/Getty Images Plus

The remote and rugged Faroe Islands just got a bit more accessible for US travelers.

Atlantic Airways, the Faroes’ national airline, just announced it will launch a new nonstop seasonal flight between the US and the archipelago, specifically between New York Stewart International Airport (SWF) and Vágar Airport (FAE), the Danish territory’s only airport.

According to One Mile at a Time, the flights to the Faroes will launch on August 22, 2023, and will operate once weekly through October 4, 2023. The flights will head westbound from the Faroes on Tuesdays and eastbound from the US on Wednesdays. The inaugural flights are expected to go on sale on May 15.

As an added bonus for NYC travelers, Atlantic Airways is also offering bus service from midtown Manhattan to Stewart Airport that is specifically timed to the flights.

The Faroes have long been something of a holy grail destination for diehard international travelers. The archipelago located in the North Atlantic between Norway, Scotland, and Iceland is tiny-spanning just 540 square feet, about half the size of Rhode Island-and remote, but it’s also known for its natural beauty.

The 18 islands making up the Faroes are home to epic ocean waterfalls, unique rock formations and bird cliffs, massive local populations of puffins and sheep, and its iconic Hobbit-esque homes with living-grass roofs, just to name a few features. In other words, there’s a lot to take in and you might want to get there before the destination gets too popular.

Looking for more travel inspo?

If you’re ready for an adventure but not sure where you’d like to go or what to do, we’re on it. The best new hotels opening up around the world. The most Instagram-worthy Airbnbs. The latest details on our remarkable national parks. It’s all here along with all the travel news you need to stay informed and inspired.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Joe Erbentraut is the Editorial Director of News at Thrillist. Follow Joe on Twitter.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.


Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily
The best decision you'll make all day.