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 to explore 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 parliament 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 pleasant capital cities in the World named Tórshavn after the Nordic God of war – Thor.
The more adventurous experiences span from rappelling down the cliffs into the sea and swimming ashore, kayaking around the islands, to diving in the clear waters and exploring the underwater 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 commodities recognized by the elite of gourmet chefs of the world, there is every reason to taste 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 costume, which is often seen at weddings or on special occasions.
In 2007 the Faroe Islands were by National Geographic titled “The World’s most appealing destination” among 111 other island communities (Azores, Lofoten, Bermuda, Hawaii, etc.). The panel of 522 well-travelled experts in sustainable tourism said: “Lovely unspoiled islands – a delight to the traveler”