Vágar is geographically, together with Mykines, the most western part of The Faroe Islands.
Vágar was occupied by the British during the second world war, they built roads and, the only airport on The Faroe Islands. Although the infrastructure is modernized and of high standard, some of the originally trails/roads are still in use, they have been well maintained.
The Island has a broad variety of possibilities to explore the nature and it's beauty. The attractions on Vágar are perhaps the best in the Faroe Islands. The countries two largest lakes - Sørvágsvatn and Fjallavatn - are to be found there, and the tourist association organises excursions either by hiking, car or boat.