There are such a lot of of the most effective issues to do within the Faroe Islands that you just’ll truly wrestle to seek out a place to begin. I imply, the Faroe Islands are a beautiful little nation, perched in between Iceland and Scotland.
And, you understand what, they’re too unimaginable to overlook! These volcanic islands are a picture-perfect place to discover, particularly because the panorama feels so unspoilt, cared for and completely pristine.
I’m already itching to return to the Faroe Islands, it actually was simply gorgeous.
Among the best methods I’ve discovered to explain the islands is like an Iceland with out even a fraction of the guests. While exploring the island, I nearly felt like we have been the one ones right here. It felt so idyllic and dreamy.
Anyway, earlier than I ramble on anymore, I wished to share a map I created that will help you plan among the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands.
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1.) See the puffins of Mykines
Who’re they you ask; puffins!
Mykines a tiny little island on the west coast of Vagar Island. There are two, comparatively simple methods to get right here. The primary is by helicopter from the principle airport.
The flight is round 6 minutes and costs are comparatively low (round $40). Fortunately, there’s no want to interrupt your piggy financial institution for this helicopter transit!
Should you’d choose to avoid the skies, you possibly can head over to Mykines by way of ferry, too. Actually, you’ll love seeing these beautiful little puffins – they’re not even the slightest bit scared both. A really unforgettable expertise and one of many finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands.
It’s finest to go to in the summertime months, you’ll be sorely upset if you happen to go to in winter when the puffins aren’t in residence.
2.) Discover Mulafossur Waterfall
Mulafossur waterfall is round 20 minutes drive from the principle airport of the Faroe Islands, head west in your automobile and discover this beautiful shoreline and tiny little village.
Should you head right here round early night, head in direction of the coast overlooking Tindhólmur Island. It actually is without doubt one of the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands while you exit exploring within the automobile.
3.) Hike to Lake Sørvágsvatn
Sørvágsvatn is without doubt one of the most dramatic lakes I’ve ever seen. It actually falls off the sting of the cliffs proper into the ocean under. It’ll take you round 1 hour to hike to the sting of the cliffs (particularly from the street) so ensure you take your comfortable sneakers… I fell flat on my face in a muddy puddle!
Additionally, only a warning, these cliffs are VERY excessive – if the Atlantic winds are gushing, ensure to face away from the sting. It’s higher to be protected (no matter how cool a photograph may look).
4.) Journey the waves round Vestmanna
The shoreline round Vestmanna is an exquisite place to find.
Head to the city itself and take one of many boat tours of the towering cliffs of the Faroe Islands. It’s an exquisite technique to spend just a few hours exploring this unspoilt panorama.
5.) Discover the beautiful Saksun Church
On the west of the Faroe Islands, Saksun Church is a quaint little home of worship on the island of Streymory.
You’ll discover on just a few homes round this space, it nearly feels such as you’re in the course of nowhere.
Spend an hour or so exploring the realm, waterfalls and the lakes close by.
Now, how are you going to get any higher than this, eh? It actually is without doubt one of the finest issues to do within the Faroe Islands.
6.) Discover the very best waterfall within the nation, Fossa Waterfall
Close to Nesvík on Streymoy Island, Fossa Waterfall is fairly simple to seek out, particularly because it’s simply off one of many primary roads on the island.
Although, be warned, once I say ‘primary street’ it normally will get like one automobile ever fifteen minutes.
7.) Head over to Gjógv
After exploring Fossa Waterfall, drive throughout to Gjógv, a quaint little village on the dramatic shoreline.
Take a wander across the gorgeous wood homes and see an genuine village that’s beautiful to go to.
8.) Stroll the shores round Sund
Perched a bit north of the capital metropolis, Tórshavn, the sea inlets around Sund are an ideal place to cease and admire the dramatic panorama of this nation (gosh, I’m conscious of what number of occasions I’ve mentioned dramatically; nevertheless it actually is).
Wander the peaceable shores which are simply reached from the airport by the underground sea tunnels that go beneath the ocean and hyperlink the islands collectively. Surreal, proper?
9.) Watch the Sundown at Syðradalur
Dealing with the tiny island of Koltur, Syðradalur is a stunner of an space that’s simply reached from the capital. It’s round 25 minutes, or so, by the automobile and fairly simple to go to.
The drive right here is on the older street that crawls on high of the mountainsides, it gives some unimaginable views, particularly at sundown.
10.) Journey a horse throughout the nation
Not many individuals know however the Faroe Islands have their very own distinctive breed of horses that have been nearly extinct and nonetheless threatened as Icelandic Horses have been introduced over to the islands.
After we visited, we rode the Icelandic horses (at this place) as apparently they’ve nicer personalities and apparently the native horses lip to nip a bit and are very cussed (sounds a bit like me!).
11.) Go to the oldest Parliament location on this planet
Tinganes is without doubt one of the oldest areas of Torshavn, the capital metropolis of the Faroe Islands. Not solely that, nevertheless it’s additionally one of many oldest governmental and parliament assembly factors throughout the entire world.
Steeped in historical past and historic grass-roofed buildings, it’s a beautiful place to discover while on this tiny metropolis.
12.) Velocity throughout the Atlantic Ocean
Should you’re on the lookout for an adrenaline-fuelled expertise, hop on board the RIB 62 boats that shoot off into the chilly North Atlantic ocean.
I swear, it was so quick and I didn’t cease screaming nevertheless it was nicely value it as soon as we headed into the beautiful little caves and unreachable coastlines of among the smaller islands.
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