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Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands, 18 tiny islands in the North Sea with a proud history and so much to offer

The Faroe Islands are a small group of 18 volcanic islands situated out in the northernmost region of the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland, Iceland and Norway. They were originally settled in 625 by Irish monks who lived as hermits. It must have been a lonely existence indeed, and perhaps it demonstrates just how powerful a force religion can be, and what it can drive its followers to do.

Fly or sail to the Faroes? The choice is yours…

Your Faroe Island adventure kicks off with the trip itself! Most travellers choose to fly, despite – or for some – because of the landing at the tiny landing strip at Vagar Airport. The descent through the low cloud cover, navigating a route between the high peaks, is said to be an experience in itself. It sets the tone for the adventure to come.

If that sounds a little too daunting, Smyril Lines offer a more leisurely route from Hirtshals north by ferry up along the coast of Norway before heading west into the Atlantic Ocean and out to the Faroe Islands. The ship offers fine dining in a choice of restaurants, a spa, football pitch, cinema and more, so the 33 hours on board fly by in a flurry of activity and, before you know it, you´ll find yourself standing on deck enjoying the view of charming Thorshavn as you sail into port. Traveltalk features travel blogs and travel tips from these beautiful, rainy islands with their mild climate and stunning vistas.

The Faroe Islands in Brief

Capital: Thorshavn
Population: 48,199 (2015)
Currency: Danish kroner, Faroese krona.
Official languages: Faroese, Danish

We hope you´ll enjoy this tale of Cruising the North Atlantic to get a glimpse of the endearing and colourful puffins.

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