Take an active trip to the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands have something for everyone. But first and foremost, a trip to the Faroe Islands provides a perfect opportunity to be active, experience magnificent nature and watch Arctic birds.

The preferred way to move around and enjoy the beautiful landscapes is by car — but it can also be an option renting a motorhome, take the bus or rent a motorcycle. It makes it easy and flexible to get around, and you choose where you want to go — just like a Faroese.

Get close to the wild nature
The Faroe Islands are best known for fishing and its thousands of sheep, but also have a string of beautiful places to visit.
For example, take a trip to the impressive Múlafossur waterfall at the remote village of Gásadalur and experience the beautiful views. Explore the impressive gorge and enjoy the view of the bird mountain at the village of Gjógv. Or put on your hiking boots and explore Mykines — the westernmost point of the Faroe Islands — best known for its lighthouse, steep cliffs and a true bird paradise.

Here it is possible to get close to both the small puffins and the Faroe Islands’ largest bird, the sole, which only breeds on Holmen (Mykineshólmur) on Mykines.

Raw nature in the Atlantic Ocean
The Faroe Islands are formed by volcanoes in the North Atlantic, and nature is rugged with steep cliffs, grassy meadows and small wooded areas. This makes the islands ideal for visitors who love to hike and explore nature. The weather can be windy, foggy and change suddenly, so be sure to bring clothes for extreme weather changes.

The Faroe Islands consist of 18 larger and smaller inhabited islands, each connected by tunnels and ferries. It makes it easy to get around and very close to the beautiful nature. Do not forget the hiking boots as there are plenty of opportunities to explore the islands on foot.

Deserted areas with sheep in droves
There are just over 50,000 people living in the Faroe Islands. Almost half of the population lives in the small cozy capital Tórshavn, while the rest is spread well across the many islands. This means that there can be long deserted stretches — and often there can be a long distance between the restaurants (apart from the petrol stations) when you are on a roadtrip.
Therefore, always remember to bring some food and drinks. On the other hand, there is a great opportunity to get really close to nature without encountering other people. But it is inevitable to meet the Faroe Islands’ thousands of sheep — of which, there exists more sheep than humans on the Faroe Islands’— who occasionally block the narrow roads. What a bummer!



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