40 BEST Issues To Do In The Faroe Islands 

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In the event you had been to ask us what one of the vital lovely locations on the earth is, you wouldn’t get the reply you’d anticipate. Properly, perhaps you’ve an thought from the title of this publish.

The group of 18 windswept islands between Norway and Iceland definitely win a spot on the listing of our favourite locations, and maybe that’s why we selected to return.

In some ways, they remind me of why we love the African bush, they’re uncooked. The cliff faces and the awful panorama are inhospitable, however they are going to humble you with magnificence. There are many issues to do within the Faroe Islands to maintain one occupied for years.

Between the unbelievable mountain climbing alternatives, to optical illusions, dramatic cliff faces, and seabirds, you received’t ever get bored right here.


The place Are the Faroe Islands?

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Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago, a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. They’re located between Iceland and Norway within the North Atlantic Ocean.

There are 18 islands all linked by ferries, bridges, and sea tunnels. About 50,000 individuals stay within the Faroe Islands and usually are not thought of Danish, however Faroese. Though the Faroe Islands are part of Denmark they’ve their very own tradition and customs, and have been self-governing since 1948. The Faroese authorities holds govt energy in native authorities affairs

Common Faroe Islands Excursions


Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands


Hike to Sørvágsvatn Lake

Sørvágsvatn Lake - best things to do in the faroe islands
Sørvágsvatn Lake / Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands

Sørvágsvatn is the most important lake within the Faroe Islands, it’s simply essentially the most lovely, too, however you’ll must hike for 7.2 km to take pleasure in it! Happily, the hike is straightforward and the trouble worthwhile. This lake, the largest within the Faroe Islands, is situated on Vagar Island, and its place offers it the looks of dangling over the ocean. 

Sørvágsvatn Lake

This in style path goes across the lake and ends on the viewpoints of Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur waterfall. This path is situated on personal land, and for the previous few years, the house owners have applied a payment to hike the path.

Overseas guests should pay a excessive payment of DKK 200 per individual when mountain climbing this path, the cost is collected within the parking zone earlier than the hike begins. 

Hike up Villingardalsfjall

Villingardalsfjall  - best things to do in the faroe islands
The view from Villingardalsfjall / Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands

The path up Villingardalsfjall options beautiful views from the place to begin at Vid Gard Street within the city of Vidareidi. It’s a difficult hike and requires hikers to climb greater than 800 meters in 2.5 km (5km spherical journey) to achieve the highest. However the views are out of this world and nicely well worth the uphill battle.

Coastlines, mountains, rock partitions, rock cairns, and the encircling surroundings of the northern islands are some sights you’ll see alongside the best way. The path is straightforward to observe, with blue markers alongside many of the route. It’s on personal property, so you should drop a 200 DKK payment within the dropbox to entry the path.


Go on a Kayaking Journey

kayaking in the faroe islands
Kayaking within the Faroe Islands

Mountain climbing is an effective way to see the spectacular vistas of the Faroe Islands, however there’s one other strategy to see them from a complete special approach; from the ocean!

North Atlantic Xperience gives numerous kayaking excursions that’ll take you to in any other case inaccessible coves and waterfalls guided by skilled and informative guides who share their information of the area. These excursions are provided in numerous locations together with Tórshavn, Klaksvik, Kalsoy, and Sundalagið.

Book a Kayak Tour!

Go to Kirkjubøur

Located on Streymoy Island, the coastal village of Kirkjubøur is among the oldest villages on the islands. Though it’s small and distant, there are various issues to see right here, together with the ruins of Magnus Cathedral which date again to the 1300s. Make sure that to take a look at these views that embrace the close by islands of Hestur, Koltur, and Sandoy


Discover Tjørnuvík

Tjørnuvík.  - best things to do in the faroe islands
Tjørnuvík is one in all my favourite locations within the Faroe Islands!

Located on Streymoy Island, Tjørnuvík is a distant village stated to be one of the vital distinctive locations within the Faroe Islands. I cherished our time right here and wished that we had booked lodging right here so we may take pleasure in it extra. The easiest way to take pleasure in this panorama is with a two-hour hike to a just about untouched cliff face often known as Sjeyndir.

You probably have time, the 15km return hike from Tjørnuvík to the remoted village of Saksun is the place you’ll see extra beautiful landscapes that includes sea stacks, a scenic lagoon, and mountains. 


Go Browsing

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Browsing in Tjørnuvík / Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands

The village of Tjørnuvík isn’t simply beautiful, it’s additionally the most effective place to surf within the Faroe Islands! Didn’t know you possibly can surf within the Faroes? Properly, neither did we till we tried it with the Faroe Islands Surf Guide.

These native Faroese surfers present all you want to log on in one of many coolest locations on earth. Wetsuits, board, meals, and even a scorching tub after browsing!

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The surf shack

You too can ebook paddleboarding excursions with them, in addition to simply lease out their epic scorching tub on the surf shack in case browsing isn’t calling your identify.

Book surf tour!

Take a Dip within the North Atlantic!

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Working into the icy waters is among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands (stated only a few individuals)

Feeling courageous? Placed on a showering go well with and take a dip within the icy waters surrounding the islands. Even in the course of the peak summer time months, you’ll discover the ocean temperatures freezing, so it’s unlikely you’ll wish to keep in for some time.

Among the finest locations to ice your muscle mass like that is Tjørnuvík seashore. Please watch out, because the currents are sturdy right here, so you should use frequent sense if doing a polar plunge.


Sail to Stunning Kalsoy island

Kalsoy island
Flew the drone round Kalsoy and boy was it windy!

A go to to Kalsoy is a must-do on any Faroe Islands bucket listing. To get to Kalsoy Island, you’ll must take a 20-minute ferry experience however as soon as there, you’ll discover extra spectacular landscapes and several other points of interest.

The one-hour hike to Kallur Lighthouse reveals views like no different on the islands. The nine-foot bronze statue of Kópakonan is one other beautiful sight on the island. 

Book a Kalsoy Tour!
Kalsoy island
Church on Kalsoy

To succeed in Kalsoy, you should take the Klaksvík – Syðradalur, which departs Klaksvik every single day. You can see the times here.

Vital: The ferry may be very small and solely holds sufficient room for 12 (generally 13) vehicles. There isn't any reservation for the ferry and is on a primary come first serve foundation. Automobiles begin lining as much as 1 hour prematurely (generally extra) to make sure a spot on the ferry in the summertime months. We missed two ferries by being the 14th automotive in line - on the best way there and on the best way again to Klaksvik. You do not wish to danger this by taking the final ferry when touring from Syðradalur to Klaksvík.

Study About The legend of Kópakonan (the Seal Lady)

The legend of Kópakonan (the Seal Woman)

On the island of Kalsoy, you’ll discover an exquisite 2.6-meter-tall statue of the Seal Lady within the village of Mikladagur and her curse that she placed on the island of Kalsoy. I received’t spoil an excessive amount of info or go into depth about her fateful and unhappy story, you’ll have to go to her to search out out why she seeks revenge on the boys of Mikladalur.


Hike to Kallur Lighthouse

Kallur Lighthouse
Among the finest views within the Faroe Islands

The primary purpose most individuals go to Kalsoy is to hike to the attractive Kallur Lighthouse. This lovely hike is among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands and takes lower than two hours spherical journey with astonishing views your entire means.

Due to Instagram, Kallur Lighthouse is a well-recognized image of the Faroe Islands, with photographers coming from all corners of the world to snap a photograph of the tiny lighthouse with dramatic cliffs within the again.

Nevertheless, it’s not solely because of social media that makes this candy-striped lighthouse a must-visit. This space of the world is a filming location within the latest James Bond movie ‘No Time to Die.’ You possibly can even discover (spoiler alert) James Bonds’s gravestone close by.

The hike to Kallur Lighthouse is brief and comparatively straightforward, so long as the climate cooperates. You possibly can anticipate to climb roughly 300 meters in 2km (4km spherical journey). Attempt to plan this hike for a sunny day (a rarity within the Faroes), so that you get a glimpse of the lighthouses with out the fog and rain, in contrast to us.

The easiest way to get to the trailhead for Kallur Lighthouse is with a rental automotive, however in case you are a foot passenger on the ferry it is attainable to take the 506 bus, which traces up nicely with ferry instances. 

Discover Historic Tórshavn

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We acquired our marriage license within the Torshavn!

It’s the capital metropolis of the Faroe Islands. With a historical past going again to the Vikings, a quaint environment with slim streets, grass-roofed houses courting again to the 1500s, and prime eating places, Tórshavn is an interesting place to discover.  

getting married in Tórshavn
Proper after we signed the papers at city corridor, we took to the city for some photographs!

Go to one of many world’s oldest parliaments, wander the historic Outdated City District, admire the Tórshavn Cathedral, store in native boutique outlets, or take a stay efficiency on the Nordic Home Cultural Heart. You received’t have to fret about crowds and lineups, even throughout peak summer time! We visited, acquired our marriage ceremony license on the city corridor in the midst of July, and had been nonetheless capable of take photographs mid-day with out one other soul round.

It could be the most important metropolis within the Faroes, however solely about 14,000 individuals stay there. Most accommodations on the island are located within the capital, so likelihood is you’ll go to the town sooner or later throughout your journey to the Faroe Islands. We advocate spending half a day exploring!  


Study About Native Historical past on the Nationwide Museum 

The Faroe Islands have an extended historical past, and the most effective place to go if you wish to be taught extra about it’s the National Museum of the Faroe Islands. The everlasting exhibition showcases the area’s geology, zoology, folklore, and historical past. 

There are additionally displays devoted to the colourful tradition and objects unearthed over time. Conventional costumes, Viking artifacts, and artworks are some objects you’ll see on show. 


Admire Native Artwork

The great thing about The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands, or Listasavn Foroya, is first seen within the structure of the attractive constructing that homes the wonder inside; artworks by celebrated native artists from the previous and current. 

Samual Joensen-Mikines is the most effective Faroese painter of all. His work is on show together with the works of different notable artists, together with Elinburg Lutzen, Edvard Fuglo, Hans Pauli Olsen, and Hans Hansen. A number of non permanent displays are hosted all year long, so that you by no means know what else you’ll see!


Verify Out the Views at Hvíthamar

Hvíthamar
Cloudy however joyful on Hvíthamar

It’s simply accessible, it’s extremely lovely, and it’s gratifying. Therefore, there aren’t many causes to not take the very brief hike to the highest of the hill above the village of Funningur. That is the place you’ll discover the beautiful viewpoint of Hvíthamar. 

Hvíthamar
Hvíthamar

From right here, you’ll be capable to see Funningsfjørður Fjord and the encompassing mountain peaks. On clear days, you could even see the tallest peak of Slættaratindur Mountain. 


Try Viðareiði

Viðareiði
Mountain climbing round Viðareiði

The village of Viðareiði on Viðoy island is famend for its unbelievable pure magnificence, together with Malinsfjall Mountain and a picturesque church perched on the coast. To see much more unbelievable views, hike to the height (talked about beforehand) of Villingardalsfjall Mountain. 


Set Your Foot in Gjógv

Gjáargarður
Lunch at Gjáargarður in Gjogv (reservations solely)

Gjógv is a village situated on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy. Gjógv means ‘gorge’ in Faroese, which is what the village was named after. Sure, there’s a 200-meter-long sea-filled gorge that runs north to the ocean from the village. You possibly can’t miss it whenever you go to, because it’s probably the greatest issues to do within the Faroe Islands.

This gorge is among the finest pure harbors on the earth and has a vibrant fishing historical past. You possibly can take photographs and admire it from above or stroll down into the harbor.

Gjógv
strolling round Gjogv

After admiring the gorge, cease by Gjáarkaffi for some waffles, which is open in the course of the summer time months. Take a stroll across the city, and pay your respects to the small memorial devoted to all of the fishermen who misplaced their lives at sea.

Gjogv
Gjógv
the well-known gorge

Hike Round Gjogv

Gjogv
Mountain climbing above Gjogv

Gjógv can also be a well-liked location for watching puffins from Could to August. We noticed many puffins in July on our hike to the Ambadalur valley. This hike begins from the ocean gorge, with useful steps for the ascent, and goes over the hill following the dramatic cliffs of the shoreline.

Hiking above Gjogv
Mountain climbing round Gjogv

In the event you gaze over the cliff you could very nicely spot puffins between Could and August. In the event you’re there any time outdoors of these months, there’s nonetheless a lot to see! 


Meet Highland Coos

You wouldn’t assume that cows can be a vacationer attraction, however the Highland cows of the Faroe Islands aren’t any strange cows! With their reddish thick coat and pleasant disposition, this distinctive breed is well-suited to the cruel situations of the area. 

The most effective time to see them is in the course of the summer time, and Kirkjubøur and Gásadalur are the most effective locations to identify them. If you wish to stand up shut and private with Highland cattle, you possibly can take a guided tour with a shepherd in Tórshavn. 


Attempt to Pet a Faroese Sheep

petting a bit of lamb

There are extra sheep within the Faroe Islands than individuals, and you’ll undoubtedly see a whole bunch of Faroese sheep as you journey across the Faroe Islands. In the event you’re like me, you would possibly discover that the Farese sheep are among the cutest, fluffiest sheep you’ve ever seen.

The Faroese sheep usually are not simply any kind of sheep. They’re a particular breed of sheep solely native to the Faroe Islands and launched within the ninth century. The animal is even depicted on the nation’s coat of arms. As a result of they’re so lovely, you could get the urge to pat them as you go mountain climbing. I definitely did, and I attempted quite a few instances however failed at each flip.

It was solely after I stumbled upon a pair of energetic, social, and clearly, very well-loved child lambs that I used to be capable of pet one (one even gave me a smooch!).


Drive Alongside the Norðradalsskarð​ Mountain Move

 Norðradalsskarð​ Mountain Pass

In the event you lease a automotive throughout your go to to the Faroe Islands, one stretch of street that it’s best to try is the Norðradalsskarð​ Mountain Move on Streymoy Island. This mountain move, which is 886 toes above sea stage, gives unbelievable views of the Norðradalur Valley and Koltur Island. Be warned that it tends to get very windy right here!

In case you are up for some exercise, you possibly can ebook a cycle tour round right here! If you wish to see one thing thrilling, hold driving previous right here to see Mjørkadalur Jail – the one jail on the Faroe Islands (and presumably the most effective view from a jail anyplace).


Try Fossá Waterfall

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Fossa Waterfall from the drone

To expertise the true magnificence of Fossa Waterfall, it’s finest to go to after heavy rainfall. Nevertheless, this 459-foot-tall waterfall, the tallest on the islands, is all the time a sight to behold! This coastal waterfall options two ranges, each of which might be accessed. Hike lower than a mile to achieve the primary stage. 

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Fossa Waterfall / Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands

The views listed below are glorious, and whereas most individuals round you could head again the best way they got here, it might be value it to hike a bit of additional to the second stage, the place you’ll go behind the falls and see unbelievable ocean views and shoreline. 


Kick Again in Nolsoy

Nolsoy

Whereas the middle of life for guests to Nolsoy is the comfortable Nolsoy Customer Heart, there’s a lot extra to see as soon as you permit this little wood chalet. Simply be sure you strive among the home made cooking adopted by a calming session within the sauna earlier than you head out in your subsequent journey. 

The most effective factor about Nolsoy is it’s dwelling to solely 250 individuals so that you received’t run into any crowds! As you discover it, you’ll see fairly homes and beautiful murals that includes native paintings. You’ll even have the chance to go to the little church that’s an enormous a part of this little group. On a transparent day, hike the 8.7 miles to Nolsoy Lighthouse. 


Drive by way of the Eysturoy Tunnel

There are lots of tunnels connecting the Faroe Islands, however one stands out from the remaining for a number of causes. Eysturoy Tunnel, which connects the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy, is seven miles lengthy, however that’s not the one factor that makes this tunnel a rare architectural feat.  

The tunnel options the one undersea roundabout on the earth! You’ll know you’ve reached it whenever you see the construction that appears like an enormous jellyfish with loads of neon vibrant lights. The paintings and light-weight results make it extra enjoyable to drive spherical and spherical.


Pattern Native Delicacies on the Torshavn Eating places

Torshavn Restaurants
Consuming at Roks

There aren’t a plethora of eating places within the Faroe Islands, however the ones which might be in Torshavn make up for a small variety of eateries. We loved many nights out in Torshavn. ROKS is a well-liked restaurant that may be a gastronomic baby of the famend 2-time Michelin star restaurant, Koks. Right here you possibly can strive conventional seafood dishes with an progressive twist.

Etika serves up unbelievable sushi, and I don’t simply say that as a result of it’s the one place to get sushi within the Faroes however as a result of it’s that good. Significantly, it beats out among the sushi meals I’ve had in Japan.

Strolling around Torshavn
Strolling round Torshavn

The Tarv, situated proper on the harbor, is the place you’ll discover Dry-aged beef and Higher Omaha rib eye. They simply are the most effective steakhouse on the island.

The Tarv - Faroe Islands
Having Dinner at The Tarv

At Katrina Christiansen, the tactic used to serve the meals is impressed by tapas, however the meals itself is quintessential Faroese. Many dishes function what’s available from the land and sea.  

Pattern a number of dishes at a time or order one dish from the menu, which options a variety of dishes, together with salmon tartare, fried cabbage, braised pork cheeks, fried cod tongue, and haddock croquettes. 


Marvel on the Fantastic thing about Múlafossur Waterfall

 Múlafossur Waterfall
Our most up-to-date journey to Mulafossur Waterfall in 2022

On calm days, the beautiful cascade of water from Mulafossur Waterfall falls straight down a 100-foot cliff and into the ocean. On windy days, the water spirals uncontrolled, with some rising into the air as a substitute of falling straight.  

Múlafossur Waterfall
From the primary time we visited the Faroe Islands in 2017

Irrespective of the situations, this waterfall is among the many most lovely points of interest on the islands. The falls are accessed by way of a brief hike from the close by village of Gasadalur. 

We advocate stopping right here when you find yourself in your means in or out of the Faroes as Gasadalur is only a brief 10 minute drive from Vagar Airport. 

Mykines 

Mykines 

You received’t discover any vehicles on Mykines Island, however you’ll discover many puffins and spectacular viewpoints!  The easiest way to take pleasure in this island is to take the 4.5-mile hike alongside the coast.  

It’s on this hike that you just’ll see colourful homes, weathered cliffs, a picturesque lighthouse, and, in fact, the lovely Faroese and Atlantic puffins that nest between June and August. As a result of island’s fragile ecosystem, hikers should pay DKK100. 

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Slættaratindur

Slættaratindur

It’s stated that on a transparent day, you possibly can see all 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands from the summit of Slættaratindur mountain. Nevertheless, it doesn’t must be clear to benefit from the beautiful surroundings you’ll see alongside this 3.5 km path. 

The mountain summit that this path results in is 2,809 toes making it the tallest mountain on the islands. To shorten your journey, you possibly can hike to the summit and head again the best way you got here or hold going westward to take pleasure in extra views. 


Go Horseback Using

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The attractive Faroese horses

Horseback driving is a well-liked exercise within the Faroe islands, and it’s a calming strategy to discover the countryside. Whereas there are a number of breeds of horses current on the islands, the Faroese Horse is essentially the most distinctive as a result of it’s not discovered anyplace else on earth. 

These horses are sociable and simple to experience as a consequence of their small however sturdy construct. Havnardalur is a well-liked place to go horseback driving, however you too can embark on guided excursions with Berg Hestar, Faroe Horse, and Davidsen Hestar. 

Book 1.5 Hour Horse Riding Tour in the Faroe Islands

Take a Guided Hike at Drangarnir

Drangarnir

The surroundings at Drangarnir is unbelievable, and the 2 distinguished sea stacks with the dramatic peaks of the islet of Tindhólmur within the background make up this unbelievable scene. 

The easiest way to get essentially the most out of this area is with a guided hike alongside the 12 km (spherical journey) path that highlights the views and nature of the realm. This hike can solely be completed with a information as a result of it’s privately-owned land and a significant breeding space for wildlife. These guided hikes can be found from April to October and price DKK550. 

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Hike the Mýlingur Path

Mýlingur Trail
Mountain climbing the Mýlingur Path is among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands

Mentioned to be probably the greatest hikes on the islands, Mylingur is a 7.5-mile path on Streymoy Island that winds upward alongside the village of Tjørnuvík and thru cliffs above dramatic coastal views earlier than reaching Mylingur, the place you’ll see extra unbelievable vistas and a wide range of seabirds. 

The hike will take about two hours (a method) to achieve Mýlingur. Get pleasure from, however watch out of the 400 ft drop-offs.


Go to the City of Klaksvík

Klaksvík

Klaksvik, situated on Borðoy Island, is a fishing middle surrounded by spectacular surroundings. It’s the second largest metropolis within the Faroe Islands and the place one can find just a few guesthouses, accommodations, eating places, and outlets. The city’s most notable function is the large mound within the middle of the harbor, often known as Pyramid Mountain.  

Different notable points of interest embrace the Norðoya Fornminnasavn museum and Christian’s Church which is dwelling to a baptism receptacle stated to be 4,000 years outdated. On the sting of city, you’ll discover the Viking ruins of Úti í Grøv. 

If you will the island of Kalsoy, Klaksvik is the place your ferry will depart from. We advocate spending time right here earlier than or after your journey to Kalsoy. 

Keep in a Conventional Faroese Home

Faroese House
We stayed at this Faroese home for just a few nights!

There are lots of personal guesthouses you possibly can ebook on Airbnb that permit you to keep in a standard Faroese fishing home. We stayed on the one within the picture above in Gjogv. Which had an awesome kitchen, 4 bedrooms, and a central dwelling space!


Funninger Church

Funninger Church

Funningur is a village on the Faroe Islands on the northwest coast of Eysturoy close to Gjogv. So it’s value stopping right here to take a look at the attractive grass-roofed church as you’re road-tripping.


Spot Puffins

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Recognizing puffins in Gjogv

You possibly can see loads of seabirds all 12 months spherical alongside the shores of the Faroe Islands, however many journey simply to see the attractive puffin (that are a lot smaller than I initially thought!).

Puffins are discovered within the Faroe Islands from Could to September. You possibly can see them all around the islands. We noticed them a number of instances on random hikes! Nevertheless, the preferred place to see them is the island of Mykines, the place you possibly can see them from land or the ocean.

It’s best to book a tour to see the puffins. Please deal with the puffins and their surroundings with respect. Follow the designated paths, don’t trouble chicks or their nests, and don’t fly drones too near seabirds.

Book a puffin tour!

Have a Beer at OY Brewing 

OY Brewing

Among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands after an extended time out within the wind is to have a drink at OY Brewing. They’ve a unbelievable inside to mingle about and even higher meals! Come hungry.


Concerto Grotto

Concerto Grotto in the faroe islands
The primary time we’ve attended a live performance on the water INSIDE A CAVE

On choose days in the summertime, you possibly can participate in a once-in-a-lifetime alternative to hearken to stay music inside a sea cave. Summartonar is a Faroese composers and songwriters pageant that hosts totally different occasions all through the summer time.

One among their major highlights is Concerto Grotto, which is among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands in the summertime. That is the place you sail with the beautiful Norðlýsið and attend an exquisite live performance on water inside a grotto. The occasion was lovely, and contained in the grotto, you’re feeling worlds away from civilization. At our live performance, a mermaid peeped her head as much as hearken to the candy tunes. 😉


Bøur Viewpoint

Faroe Islands homes - Bøur Viewpoint

The Bøur Viewpoint is a nice cease when driving between the airport and Gásadalur. It’s value pulling over and admiring the small village with their grass roofs and epic views.


Saksun

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Saksun

Saksun is a distant village on Streymoy island. It has wild views in all instructions, and due to this, visiting is among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands. It’s one of many prime locations to {photograph} within the Faroes, because the settlement has been untouched by time. The variety of waterfalls surrounding Saksun outnumbers the inhabitants of 11.

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There’s a small village museum and a grass-roofed idyllic church. A well-liked factor to do is join the village of Tjørnuvík to Saksun by way of a 7km (one-way) mountain climbing path. Sadly, the recognition of Saksun and the overwhelming variety of photographers trampling over treasured moss to get their photographs haven’t been nicely obtained by locals.

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the street to Saksun is a vacation spot in itself!

We visited in 2017 and had been the one individuals having fun with the views. On our most up-to-date go to in 2022, guests weren’t so welcome anymore. There are indicators in all places implementing you to remain on the pavement, and no mountain climbing randomly round is inspired.

Sadly, too many individuals had been peeping into precise individuals’s houses and treating the realm like a playground as a substitute of a livable village. In flip, the locals usually are not so joyful to see vacationers anymore.

Please go to and respect the principles in place. No drones are permitted right here (there's a lot indicators in all places). Do not stroll by way of the cottages to get the proper image angle.

Týggjará Waterfall

Týggjará Waterfall

Týggjará is a waterfall on Streymoy Island subsequent to the street that’s straightforward to achieve proper from the roadside. The waterfall empties into the Kaldbaksfjøður fjord and is a shocking sight to see as that may be very close to to the capital.


How Lengthy Ought to You Spend within the Faroe Islands?

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Mountain climbing within the Faroe Islands

You is likely to be asking the flawed individuals, however as we all the time say, we may simply spend a complete summer time within the Faroes exploring and having fun with all of the epic hikes. We all know most individuals don’t have a summer time to kill within the Faroe Islands. That being stated, something lower than seven days within the Faroes can be tragic and wouldn’t provide you with practically sufficient time to take pleasure in all of the unbelievable issues to do within the Faroe Islands.

We advocate first-timers spend 7-10 days exploring the Faroes. We spent per week within the Faroes on our first journey and ten days on our second journey. I left each instances, feeling that each journeys had been means too brief.


Get to the Faroe Islands

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There are two methods to get to the Faroe Islands. By ferry and by aircraft, with most guests coming into by way of the latter.

By Airplane: There’s one airport within the Faroe Islands on the island of Vagar (FAE). The airport is serviced by Atlantic Airways, the first provider of the Faroe Islands. Direct flights are to Edinburgh, Reykjavik, Bergen, Copenhagen, Billund, and Oslo.

It’s factor to do not forget that planes can’t land at Vagar Airport when the fog is simply too heavy, which may occur within the Faroes. We had been caught an additional day due to this – I’m joyful we had been versatile!

By Ferry: You too can journey to the Faroe Islands by boat, which is good if you wish to deliver your automotive for road-tripping. Ferry providers run from Denmark (Hirtshals) and Seyðisfjörður on the east coast of Iceland. You can book tickets here.


Get Across the Faroe Islands

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Driving within the Faroe Islands is a factor to do in itself

There are two major methods to get across the Faroe Islands – by bus and automotive. Although the latter is much simpler.

By Automobile: The easiest way to get to all the most effective issues to do within the Faroe Islands is by having a automotive. You possibly can simply lease a automotive within the Faroe Islands on the Vagar Airport. Automobile leases within the Faroe Islands usually are not low cost in comparison with many different locations on the earth, so it’s finest to share the associated fee with different journey mates. We rented our automotive with 62N, which offered an exquisite expertise.

The 18 islands are linked by bridge, sea tunnel, or ferry. When driving, it’s important to bear in mind that there’s a cost to make use of the ocean tunnels, which might be calculated by the rental automotive company whenever you return the automotive. Charges are DKK 130 per tunnel, however double-check together with your automotive rental company on how you can pay these.

By Bus: There’s a public bus system that will get you to many areas across the Faroe Islands. Buses don’t run ceaselessly, however they do run! You possibly can see the bus timetable on the Bygdaleiðir website.  The capital Tórshavn gives an area bus service (Bussleiðin) that may get you round city at no cost.

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The Greatest Locations to Keep within the Faroe Islands

Most accommodations within the Faroe Islands are situated in Tórshavn and Klaksvik. Among the finest accommodations within the space is Resort Føroyar, a snug place to stick with complimentary breakfast, an awesome health middle, and purposeful rooms. Different nice locations to remain are:


When is the Greatest Time to Go to the Faroe Islands?

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Us within the Faroe Islands in July!

The best time to go to the Faroe Islands is in the course of the summer time months. From June to early September, the climate would be the warmest and most pleasant. Nevertheless, it’s going to nonetheless be chilly and windy – even in summer time. We visited in mid-July and nonetheless had our packable down jackets and rain jackets on us day by day. The surroundings was lovely, with inexperienced hills and mountains, and we even acquired just a few sunny days!

Summer season in Europe is dear and busy, and the Faroe Islands are small, so that you’ll must ebook forward if visiting throughout July and August. The most effective time to see the puffins and go mountain climbing within the Faroe Islands is from Could to August. In the event you’re fortunate, you would possibly be capable to catch them in September nonetheless, but it surely is determined by the season.


What to Deliver to the Faroe Islands

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Anticipate rain and wind within the Faroe Islands all 12 months spherical, even in the summertime. Although your finest likelihood of sunny climate is in July and August. Although it’s uncommon you’ll ever really feel the must be in shorts and a tank prime.

Hiking boots, a packable rain jacket, a heat jacket, a hat, and heat pants are important year-round. I additionally cherished having my Blundstones for strolling round and light-weight mountain climbing.


Issues to Observe About Touring to the Faroe Islands

  • Foreigners should pay for a lot of Faroe Islands hikes on personal land. Usually these charges are fairly excessive. It’s all the time finest to have some Danish Kroner on you.
  • Be extraordinarily cautious when mountain climbing across the edges, particularly when it’s windy. The cliffs listed below are large, and also you wouldn’t survive a fall.
  • Hold your eye out for Buttercup Roads whereas driving across the Faroe Islands. These are indicated with a small inexperienced signal with a buttercup on it. A buttercup signal means it’s a very scenic route.
  • The Faroe Islands usually are not a cheap destination. They don’t seem to be as costly as Iceland, however barely greater than Denmark as a result of they have to import the whole lot. Hold that in thoughts when budgeting.
  • The official language within the Faroe Islands is Faroese, however virtually everybody can communicate English completely.
  • Regardless of being a part of Denmark, the Faroe Islands usually are not a part of the Schengen Settlement.
  • You will get an area sim card on the airport, don’t fear, it’s a small airport, and you’ll’t miss the vacationer info desk.
  • The Faroe Islands are a really protected vacation spot. Mom Nature is the primary enemy, so all the time do your analysis, examine the climate, and use frequent sense.
  • Be careful for sheep on the roads. In the event you hit a sheep, the police (112) should be knowledgeable, because the farmer has to say it on his insurance coverage.
  • Don’t pace within the Faroe Islands. We met somebody that obtained a dashing ticket and had been instructed the effective was a whopping $400!
  • You will get married within the Faroe Islands as a foreigner. Okay, it is a random one, however if you wish to get married as a foreigner, you possibly can simply achieve this on the city corridor. The Kingdom of Denmark has very relaxed marriage legal guidelines for foreigners. We had been seeking to get our marriage license overseas as we traveled for the 12 months. We contacted the city corridor just a few months prematurely, they usually made it occur!

Map of the Greatest Issues to do within the Faroe Islands


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