Beautiful. Dramatic. Clean. Serene. The Faroe Islands embody all of this and so much more. Wedged between Iceland and Norway, this remote and barren wilderness of 18 islands is part of the Kingdom of Denmark and a truly wild frontier.
Avid traveller Dorota Porebska shared with us her experience and advice for visiting these unforgettable islands.
The Faroe Islands – about an hour and a half flight east from Reykjavik or north from Edinburgh, Scotland.
How would you rate your experience?
5-Stars for its natural beauty.
The one thing not to be missed is?
Mulafossur Waterfall for its rugged beauty. To access it, pass the beautiful village of Bour and continue through the tunnel. Drive down the serpentine, you’ll see a gravel road on your left and a path to a breathtaking view of the falls and ocean.
If I had more time, I would have …
I would go hiking in Drangarnir. It’s 4-6 hours of hiking roundtrip, but worth it for the breathtaking views.
My hot travel tip is …
It’s rugged, remote and can be windy, so be sure to pack warm clothes and good hiking boots.
How do you rank this trip?
It was my number one trip because of the views! There were no people, no cars, no billboards. Even in the most epic of touristic locations, I was always alone with the landscape all to myself.
My favourite meal was …
Staple food includes meat, fish and potatoes. During the summer season when all restaurants and cafes are open there is a wide choice, but during the off-tourist season, it can be difficult as most restaurants close for the season, or just open in the evening. Several restaurants and hotels can be found in the capital of Torshvan. During the off-season, the petrol stations have take-away hot and cold food which is your best (sometimes only) option.
I never travel without …
My camera, laptop and offline maps which can be downloaded and used when there is no Wi-Fi available.
Some final thoughts:
The Faroe Islands is one of the smallest but pretties places in the world. The population is small at only 45,000 across all islands – you will actually come across more sheep!
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