The Faroe Islands are not on many Australians’ travel lists. But they should be because they are a hidden treasure! Every village seems to be perched on the most picturesque bay overlooking the Atlantic. The houses are quaint. There are waterfalls at every turn. Salmon is abundant. There are sheep everywhere, and their wool makes fabulous jumpers - famous in many parts of Europe.
The early history of the rugged and rocky Faroe Islands is shrouded in as much mist as mystery, but Norsemen probably settled it in the 800s and introduced the area’s signature sheep and goats. While once a Norwegian asset, these fishing islands have been under Danish control/support since 1388. The Faroe Islands is a separate self-governing state.
The 18 islands of Faroe are roughly halfway between Great Britain and Iceland, with a population of around 50,000 people. The official language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese, a Germanic language that descended from Old Norse. Since they are within the Kingdom of Denmark, the locals generally converse in Danish, but most also speak English (sometimes even German and Norwegian). The absence of other distractions has led to a strong music culture here, with hearty music festivals in summer.
Despite its remote location, the Faroe Islands has excellent infrastructure. Several tunnels make it easy to traverse the mountain ranges and a further two that connect the islands. Between navigable roadways and small size, the Faroe Islands create an unforgettable road trip with extraordinary views at every turn.
Note, the weather in The Faroes is unpredictable. This may affect sightseeing and flights. We will do our best to ensure you see as much as possible but we cannot guarantee that each place on the itinerary will be visited. The good news is that the distances between places are relatively short and the roads are very good.
Our Faroe Islands tour is planned to run in conjunction with our June 2024 Arctic expedition cruise.
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