Travel to the Faroe Islands, the untouched natural paradise of the Scandinavian north
Scattered in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, between Norway and Iceland, are the Faroe Islands, an archipelago of 18 islands of exceptional natural beauty and interesting historical and cultural tradition. The Sheep Islands, as they are typically called in the language of the locals, emerge as an insurmountable wonder of the wild, with their high and steep rocky shores, innumerable fjords, waterfalls and small, very picturesque villages, that emerge in from the fog and turn the islands into an earthly paradise for nature lovers everywhere and for all those seeking an unprecedented travel experience.
Built in an amphitheatrical way around its small and picturesque harbor, the capital of the islands, Torshavn, welcomes every visitor and charms him with its unpretentious elegance.Colorful houses and uphill alleys make up the residential core of the tiny state, while its impressive wooden houses, with grass on their roofs, in the old Tinganes district, are its special attraction.
The simple and unpretentious Cathedral of the city gathers the religious interest of the area, as much as the Skansin fortress, reflects the long history of the islands. The Natural History Museum and the Nordic House Cultural Institute showcase Scandinavian culture and art, while the old capital Kirkjabour and the city of Klakswick, with their vibrant, dynamic pulse, claim their share of attention and interest. Well-trodden inland islands offer unique moments of enjoyment for hiking enthusiasts, while Lake Sorvagsvatn and Mulafossur Falls highlight the unsurpassed majesty of nature. The view from the Kallurin lighthouse on the island of Kalsoy, to the vast ocean, literally takes your breath away and compensates all the senses, proving that the Faroe Islands are an earthly paradise, sculpted, entirely by the power of nature, not leaves no one unmoved.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine of the Faroe Islands is becoming increasingly popular in the international gastronomic scene. Fresh seasonal fish (salmon and cod) and seafood of all kinds, sea urchins, shellfish, scallops, shrimp, crayfish, but also salted products (meat and fish), pioneer the local flavors of the islands. Especially popular is the mutton, which is cooked in various variations. An excellent local dish is the rarest, dried meat, eaten on bread, with a little butter and salt.
The best season to visit Faroe Islands
The ideal travel period is the period from May to the end of August, as there is the greatest sunshine of the year and the mild temperatures contribute to a pleasant trip.
How to use transportation in Faroe Islands
Transfer from/to Faroe Islands
The islands have an airport, Vagar, on the homonymous island of the complex. Transportation to the capital Torshavn is by bus. The islands are also reached by boat from the major ports of northern Europe.
The islands have a satisfactory and paved road network, which connects cities and settlements on all islands. If you do not travel by private car, which you can rent in the area, use the local buses, which run regularly to all areas, via bridges and underwater tunnels and in some cases by boat or local ferry. There is also a helipad for transportation in specific areas.