Located between Scotland and Iceland, this mysterious 18-piece archipelago of islands is filled with dramatic landscape meeting the wild ocean, multi-coloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches. Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable; the island’s tagline perfectly sums up a trip to one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
If you are looking to escape into nature, then the Faroe Islands offers visitors a world class backdrop of mountains, cliffs and waterfalls. Hike through this magical countryside with more than 23 recommended hiking routes with Slættaratindur the Faroe Island’s mountains a definite must. What’s more, if you prefer something a little quicker paced than walking, there is plenty of opportunities for cycling, sailing and sea-kayaking.
For avid wildlife lovers, the Faroe Islands offer some truly spectacular chances to view the beauty of nature. Take a boat trip out to discover the magnificent Vestmanna bird cliffs during the summer months where you will observe the dramatic high cliffs and an array of rare sea birds including puffins and storm petrels. What’s more Streymoy is not the only island worth visiting with the Vagar, full of picturesque villages which offer an unparalleled view of fjords and islets and the spectacularly beautiful island of Mkines which is another great spot for bird watching.
It is not just the rugged landscape and tranquillity that the Faroe Islands have to offer but its charming villages are definitely worth discovering. When in its capital Torshavn, head down to the harbour, where you can enjoy coffee and cake, visit one of its museums or hike the short distance to Kirkjubøur, the oldest church on the island.
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