Europe’s Best Kept Secret
The Faroe Islands – Europe’s Hidden Gem
Although small and remote, the Faroe Islands are packed with unique and authentic adventures for every kind of visitor. The setting is a colourful and truly stunning place. The Faroese nature is very real, always challenging you toexplore it by sea or land. Just be ready to give it an open mind and you will have the experience of a lifetime.
Just 2 hours flight from mainland Europe you can experience the atmosphere around the World oldest parlament Tinganes dated back to year 825, listen to the story told in one of the World’s oldest inhabited log houses Roykstovan in historic Kirkjubøur or a walk through one of the smallest and most pleasent capital cities in the World named Tórshavn after the Nordic God of war – Thor.
The more adventurous experiences span from rapelling down the cliffs into the sea and swimming ashore, kayaking around the islands, to diving in the clear waters and exploring the unterwater world with a local guide. Diving is an all year experience on the Faroe Islands. Perhaps your idea of adventure is horseback riding over the mountains, close to the birds, sheep and wildlife, at one with nature.
With exquisite commodites recognized by the elite of gourmet chefs of the world, there is every reason to tast the local food, regardless of being traditionally prepared by a housewife at home or at a gourmet restaurant.
The people of the Faroe Islands are proud of their culture, language, knitting industry, boats, stone houses with grass roofs and their national costure, which is ofter seen at weddings or on special occasions.
In 2007 the Faroe Islands was by National Geographic titled “The World’s most appealing destination” among 111 other island communities (Azores, Lofoten, Bamuda, Hawaii, etc.). The panel of 522 well-travelled experts in sustainable tourism said: “Lovely unspoiled islands – a delight to the traveller”