Faroe Islands, Denmark
Situated between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea in the Kingdom of Denmark, Faroe Islands attract tourists from all over the world. The multicolored cottages, treeless moorlands and azure waters make Faroe Islands an excellent place to visit.
Faroe Islands Attractions & Activities
Torshavn is the capital city of the island that has numerous attractions. Faroese legting, the Parliament is an excellent structure located on the water front. The Historical Museum, Torshavn Cathedral and the Nordic House are other remarkable places to visit here. Hoyvik is a village in Faroe Islands located near Torshavn. It is home to two noteworthy museums- the National Historical Museum and the Outdoor Museum. Lake Sørvágsvatn (known for cliff diving) is another place to see in Faroe Island. Lastly Whaling is part of their living and every year 100′s of Pilot Whales are killed. While animal activist consider this a cruel act, people of Faroe see it as part of their culture and tradition.
Fuglafjordur is an important town in the islands. It has a lively and colorful harbor. You can see a warm spring, whose waters are believed to have curative properties. Kirkjubour is a beautiful village in Faroe Island, where you can see an impressive Church, cathedral and a museum.
Faroe Islands Birds
Faroe Islands are the paradise for bird watchers. Just take binoculars and sunglasses during your visit to the Islands. The islands feature an affluent food environment for the nesting birds. They are home to more than 40 species of common breeding birds and 40 species of birds that visit the islands rarely. You can spot the colonies of puffins in the grasslands and ledges above the cliff. Flocks of Mykines and Mykinesholm can also be seen here. Pay a night visit to enjoy viewing the nocturnal birds. Boat trips are available here to view a range of seabird colonies.
Faroe Islands Fishing
Fishing in the Faroe Islands offers an exquisite experience. In the Faroe lakes and streams, a wide variety of fish species including brown trout, salmon, sea trout and lake trout can be found. Salmon and sea trout can be caught on the coast. The islands of Streymoy, Vagar, Eysturoy and Sandoy have some of the best places to fish.
Faroe Islands are the best place for food lovers. Enjoy sitting between the giant rocks spread across the breeding ground of puffins and relish the authentic lamb sandwich or puffins stuffed with cake and served with wild berries and potatoes.
How to get to Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands have an airport on the island of Vagar. You can access Faroe Islands from Copenhagen, London, Stavanger and Oslo. Ferry services are available from Denmark to the Islands. There are numerous harbors around the islands, which can be reached by yachts.
The best time to visit the Faroe Islands is from May to September. If you want to avoid rush, it is worth to plan a visit in late May or early June.