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.
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.
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.