FAROE ISLANDS THE DIAMOND OF ATLANTIC OCEAN
Virtually untouched, Faroe Islands is the naturally beautiful raw diamond of the Atlantic Ocean. The North Atlantic Archipelago is made of 18 major islands, and despite its distanced location between Norway and Iceland, Faroe Islands is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The coasts are mostly cliffs and the rugged and rocky landscapes are the reminiscence ofIceland, but with its own unique traditions and charms.
HOW & WHEN
Flying to Faroe Islands (Vágar Airport) is possible from Copenhagen. The flight takes only around 2 hours and 15 minutes. The island is mostly cold throughout the year, with the summer mean temperature of 10 oC. The best period to visit is from April to July when the day is longer, and the temperature is relatively warmer. If you enjoy the cold and snow, November and December would be an amazing time to experience beautiful snowy landscape.
Vágar is the first island you will set foot on when you got off the plane. The island is the transportation and commercial center of Faroe Islands, as well as the home of charming coastal villages and natural wonders. Besides beautiful sceneries, traveling around the island is easy, safe, and the people is very friendly.
ADDRESS: VÁGAR ISLAND, FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK
Located on the western coast of Vágar Island near the daring cliff by the ocean, the tiny Gasadalur Village boasts marvelous panoramas of the intimidating Atlantic Ocean, Arnafjall Mountain, and Eysturtindur Mountain. The village main stream also flows straight towards the cliff and creates Múlafossur Waterfall falling down gently into the ocean.
ADDRESS: 387 GÁSADALUR, VÁGAR ISLAND, FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK
DID YOU KNOW
Faroe Islands inherited the longstanding Viking tradition of whale hunting. The annual hunt begins from the end of June to early July to harvest pilot whale meat and oil for the winter. The tradition also ensures the marine ecology around the island. According to MarineBio, a wildlife conservation organization, pilot whale is not an endangered species and can only be hunted only in this tradition.
An ancient city of Bøur Village only has the population of 65 people. The unique thatched roof homes set against the mountains backdrop on one side and the vast blue ocean on another is simply magical. However, the real highlight of the village is the daunting Drangarnir Gate and Tindhólmur.
ADDRESS: BØUR VILLAGE, VÁGAR ISLAND, FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK
The iconic Sørvágsvatn & Trælanípa sits at the edge of the island by the seaside cliff, and can be seen as you prepare to land at Vagar Airport – just look for a “plate” floating in the ocean. An easy hike around the lake is highly recommended to truly witness the grandeur of nature and see where the lake meets the ocean!
ADDRESS: SØRVÁGSVATN LAKE LEITISVATN, VAGAR ISLAND, FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK
MYKINES HÓLMUR LIGHTHOUSE
Hiking is an activity you cannot miss when visiting Faroe Islands. Having that said, Mykines Hólmur Lighthouse trail along the volcanic ground should really be in your itinerary. The scenic trail begins at Mykines Village and gives you the opportunity to see the iconic Puffin and Kittiwake birds ends before ending spectacularly at Mykines Hólmur Lighthouse.
ADDRESS: MYKINES HÓLMUR LIGHTHOUSE, 388, FAROEISLANDS, DENMARK