US Tourist Travels to Thórshöfn, Iceland, by Mistake Skip to content

US Tourist Travels to Thórshöfn, Iceland, by Mistake

American tourist Russel Trocano was in for a surprise yesterday when he landed at the airport in the town of Thórshöfn on Langanes peninsula, east Iceland, instead of in Thórshöfn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, which he had intended to visit.

An acquaintance of Trocano had booked the flight for him, Morgunbladid reports.

Trocano first flew from the US to Iceland and was supposed to fly from there to the Faroe Islands. He then took a flight from Reykjavík to Akureyri and was under the impression that another aircraft would take him to the Faroe Islands with a stop in Vopnafjördur, but instead he ended up on Langanes.

The airport staff at Thórshöfn, Iceland, couldn’t help laughing at the misunderstanding and suggested Trocano’s friend had booked the wrong tickets as a practical joke for April Fool’s Day.

Trocano took the airplane back to Akureyri and decided to skip the trip to the Faroe Islands for now and spend a few days in Iceland’s northern capital instead. Domestic airline Air Iceland gave him a ticket to Grímsey island to make up for the lost trip to the Faroes.

Trocano told Morgunbladid he never had imagined that the airplane wouldn’t take him out of the country considering how much the ticket cost; the fare from Reykjavík to Thórshöfn, Iceland, cost ISK 24,000 (USD 311, EUR 199).

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