Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Next Stop: the Faroe Islands!

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As this post publishes, I’m on my way to the most remote place I’ve ever been: the Faroe Islands!

How remote is remote?

THAT remote.  Between Scotland and Iceland.  I will be flying direct from London Gatwick on Atlantic Airways.  This is the only air route not from Scandinavia; there are also ferries to Iceland and Denmark.

In fact, the Faroe Islands are technically part of Denmark, but as you’d expect, they’re proudly independent.  The islanders have their own language (Faroese) as well as their own currency.

The Faroe Islands piqued my interest after spending time in the Shetland Islands this past January.  I was enchanted by the beauty and the remoteness of Shetland, and I yearned to go further north see more.  So this opportunity couldn’t have been better timed!

My trip is courtesy of Visit Faroe Islands and Travel PR, and they have planned me three days full of activities that will give me a well-rounded introduction to the islands, including:

  • Scenery.  The Faroe Islands are absolutely gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing end-of-the-Earth villages like Gásadalur.
  • Food.  I’ll be dining at Koks Restaurant at the Hotel Føroyar, headed by one of Scandinavia’s top chefs.
  • Nature.  I’ll be taking a boat (or possibly a helicopter!) to Mykines Island, filled with puffins!
  • People.  I’ll be dining with a local family and visiting with several more Faroese.
  • Culture.  I’ll be visiting during Summartónar, a Faroese musical festival!

And — for this trip, I’ll be rocking a new camera.  Dave’s Canon DSLR, to be exact.  I’m looking forward to photographing such a beautiful part of the world with such a good camera!

As always, you can follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates in real time!  You’ll see full posts when I return.  And now, I’m off to see what these islands have to offer!

Image credits: arne.list, Google MapsSebastian Anthony, arne.list

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Comments

14 Responses to “Next Stop: the Faroe Islands!”
  1. Waegook Tom says:

    YAY I remember reading your post a few months ago on what you had planned for the rest of the year, and remember you mentioning the Faroe Islands. Can’t wait to read all about your trip there!

    Try and pick up a few phrases in Faroese, too – oh and no puffin eating this time. I hope you still feel sufficiently guilty from your Iceland jaunt 😉

  2. Lindsey says:

    Oooh, I can’t wait to see the photos!

  3. I hadn’t heard of the Faroe Islands until they did the special season of Whale Wars there. Definitely gorgeous, look forward to the pictures!

  4. ragnar says:

    Glad to see that youre coming to the Islands 🙂

    Just a little correction, we do not have our own currency. We use the Danish krona (dkk)

    • You know, I read online before arriving that the notes were Faroese notes at the same value as the Danish kroner (not unlike Scottish pounds). After getting there, it was pure Danish kroner.

  5. Ava Apollo says:

    How cool! Can’t wait to read about it

  6. Jackie D says:

    Fun! Please take 34834834 pictures of the puffins so that we can all overdose on the cuteness from at home.

  7. Trina says:

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  8. This sounds like an incredible place, have tons of fun 🙂

  9. Amanda says:

    Exciting! I can’t wait to see how this spot compares to Iceland!

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