29-year-old Austrian tourist goes mysteriously missing on the island of Fugloy

An Austrian tourist has not been seen since he disembarked from the Atlantic Airways chopper on the remote northern island of Fugloy last Friday, report Faroese news outlets.

Norðlýsið reports that the man arrived in the village of Hattarvík at 11.30 a.m. on Friday and has not been seen since, even though Faroese authorities and locals have conducted a massive land, air and sea search for him.

Norðlýsið writes that the man seemed to be in a hurry. The local news outlet also writes that he did not speak English very well.

The man was not very talkative, but he reportedly informed an Atlantic Airways crew member that he was going “on hike” and that he planned to take the afternoon-ferry from Fugloy to the island of Viðoy.

According to Norðlýsið, the man was not appropriately dressed for hiking, considering the rough weather conditions, and it was also noticeable that he brought along nothing but a tiny rucksack for the trip.

The man never showed up for 3.45 p.m. ferry, and that was when locals started to get worried – and thus notified police.

Faroese authorities have been searching for the man the entire weekend as well as today. According to Faroese news website Portal.fo, it has not yet been decided whether the search will continue tomorrow.

Dimma.fo writes that the man is 29-years-old. He arrived in the Faroe Islands last Thursday.

Author: Jens Hákun Leo