The Faroe Islands
The Faroes poke sharply out of the Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland. The landscape of these 18 remote islands is one of steep cliffs, narrow straits and natural harbours surrounded by small villages. Inhabited by less than 50,000 people and more than three million sea birds, the Faroe Islands are a nature lover’s dream.
The Faroese people are justly proud of having preserved their own culture, traditions and language rooted in the Old Norse.
Fiona’s travel tipsTOP TIP: The scenery is spectacular don’t forget your binoculars . Don’t be caught out by the weather - in one day you can experience all four season from brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog and short showers.
FOR FOODIES: There is a vibrant Faroese Gourmet Scene in Torshavn. Ask us about booking you a table
“We had a fantastic trip, thank you for all your planning on our behalf. We loved the Faroes. The landscapes were stunningly strange and other-worldly, helped by the regular low cloud and mist, rapidly followed by dapples of sunshine. It was difficult to stop taking photographs! All in all it was a terrific trip, and one we will be recommending to some friends. We look forward
to travelling with your assistance again soon.”
Professor Marion McMurdo and Dr Grant Hutchison, Faroe Islands
“Our favourite part of the trip was observing the walrus, least favourite, the dining area was too noisy during meal times. In all other respects the trip was excellent and was hugely blessed by the quality of the lectures and lecturers.”
John and Beryl Bannister, Fair Isle, Jan Mayen, Spitsbergen