Where will you go first, when we can safely resume travelling?
I guess, many expats may take a trip home to see family and friends, however, if you’re looking for somewhere a little different, somewhere just to get away from it all, how about Faroe Island’s?
Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean (and politically part of Denmark), this self-governed group of 18 volcanic islands is a Nordic getaway that’s become an increasingly popular destination for the more intrepid of traveller.
Many of the islands are connected by bridge, tunnel or ferry, making the Faroe Islands perfect for an island-hopping self-drive for those who want to explore independently.
Adventurers first started to catch wind of the archipelago’s steep cliffs, hiking trails, waterfalls, and rocky coastlines, but there is so much more to the Faroe Islands.
Stunning fjords, whimsical seaside villages, soaring sea cliffs, spooky mountain passages, fairytale-esque waterfalls, clusters of puffins and warm Faroese hospitality make this tiny island group an enchanting holiday destination.
The latest James Bond “No Time to Die” was also part filmed in the northern part of the archipelago, which is famous for its untouched nature, sheer cliffs, winding roads and several tunnels through amazing mountains. The island is filled with beautiful landscapes, including Kallur Lighthouse and rough coastline.
Like a bit of bird-watching
Teeming with birds, an estimated four million gannets, kittiwakes, storm petrels, puffins, fulmars and guillemots breed on the Faroe Islands during the summer. This sheer abundance combined with head-spinning scenery is one of the world’s greatest avian spectacles.
The Faroe’s is a literal puffin paradise, If you’re dying to see the most laughably adorable bird on the planet, there’s no place better than petite Mykines. While only 14 people live on the westernmost Faroe Island, its rugged terrain and precipitous cliffs draw thousands of breeding puffins during the summer months.
The archipelago has the type of striking views typical of volcanic islands, like windswept mountains, crashing waves, and jagged coastlines.
Mulafossur Waterfall… The waterfall is like something from a fantasy novel, falling over the rocky cliffs of Vagar Island to the ocean below, with the the green hills of Gásadalur village as a backdrop.
Not into crowds
The 18 Faroe Islands have a total population of around 50,000.