Plan an amazing trip to the Faroe Islands
If you want to travel off the beaten track, in unusual places, ignored by tourism, then the Faroe Islands were made for you.
An archipelago composed of 18 rugged, volcanic islands, the Faroe Islands are located to the north of Scotland, between Norway and Denmark. They are part of Denmark and have fewer than 50,000 inhabitants.
Fjords and impressive verdant cliffs tumble into the silver sea. Lakes and waterfalls, lush nature, colourful villages and clear air, give the majestic countryside its breathtaking beauty.
The country is a paradise for ornithologists owing to the numerous species of birds found here. You will be impressed, or amused, by the number of free-roaming sheep which bring charm to the islands and outnumber the local human population. In the local dialect, the country’s name translates as “island of sheep.”
The country can be explored by foot or on boat, and it is the ideal place for walking. Don’t miss a visit to Saksun, a typical isolated village with a small white church and peat roofed houses covered in grass. The tiny village of Gjógv with only 50 inhabitants will charm you with its colourful houses looking out over the port.
Thorshavn, one of the smallest capitals in the world, was founded in the 9th century by the Vikings, and is a quiet and colourful town that is pleasant to walk through. You can also stroll through the streets of Tinganes, along cobbled streets and the port.
At the ends of the earth, the Faroe Islands offer an incredible change of scenery in their own world devoid of pollution and noise.
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