A solar eclipse is scheduled to pass over the Faroe Islands and this seems like an excellent chance to visit.

What is a cheap way of flying there from mainland Europe? Kayak seems to only find ridiculous $2,000 fares to Sorvagur airport.

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    Yeah I've been hunting too. It's absurd. Your arguably better bet is to fly to Longyearbyen from Oslo ($500ish). THe trouble is the flight times, you may have to sleep in the airport. Both Faroe and Longyearbyen have completely sold out of accommodation, and it's too cold to camp :/ – Mark Mayo Dec 7 '14 at 23:47
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    I know that's not what you're asking for, but if you have time, you could take the ferry from Denmark which for that season starts from 129 Euro a person one-way (check the on foot prices). – drat Dec 8 '14 at 0:55
  • @drat I'll accept the ferry answer as well if it's significantly cheaper than flying :) – JonathanReez Dec 8 '14 at 1:09
  • The ferry line offers an eclipse cruise that seems to include accommodation while on the islands, plus an attempt to sail for clear skies in case of a cloudy forecast. – hmakholm left over Monica Dec 8 '14 at 1:19
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    I wonder if there's not going to be a pretty significant camping scene there though just for this event? The ferry ticket and winter camping gear together will still be cheaper than the flight and I bet there will be some pretty interesting people camping there and having some kind of eclipse party. – hippietrail Dec 8 '14 at 3:07

The only airline with regular scheduled flights to the Faroe Islands is Atlantic Airways, the flag carrier. There are daily flights to/from Copenhagen and less frequently to/from Keflavik, Bergen and Billund.

However, they are probably already fully booked for the days near the eclipse ...

Your best bet may be to find a dedicated eclipse tour with a chartered flight.

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    It looks like there is also at least one dedicated eclipse cruise for a lot cheaper than $2,000. – hippietrail Dec 8 '14 at 3:12

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