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Faroe Islands

Visit the Faroe Islands

Introduction

The Faroe Islands (often referred to as the Faroes) are a self-governing territory under Danish sovereignty that lie halfway between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, midway between Norway and Iceland. The archipelago is made up of 18 islands, connected by an intricate maze of road tunnels, ferries and helicopters.

Streymoy is the largest island; the capital Torshavn stands here and some of the most dramatic scenery, plunging cliffs and wave-battered headlands are within easy reach. Suouroy and Skuvoy of the Southern Islands are less arresting but receive fewer visitors.

Visit the islands to get close to nature, see remote fjords and discover empty bays. Leave the multi-coloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches to follow cairn-marked trails or take a cruise to get close to cliffs of nesting seabirds; puffins, skuas and fulmars are frequently seen.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
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Top itineraries in the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Short Break

4-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,050 pp incl. flights

Free car hire

Venture to the isolated Faroe Islands, between Britain's northern shore and Iceland. Embark on a four-day self-driving route, travelling from Vagar, through Bird Island and to the Vestmanna cliffs, ending in Torshavn. This short break is bursting with excursions and immersion in Faroe culture.

Classic Faroe Islands

8-day tailor made self-drive

Free car hire

The 18 Faroe Islands, stranded between Britain’s northern shores and Iceland, are as wild as Europe gets. Yet there are good reasons to brave these Atlantic outcrops: towering sea cliffs, emerald hills, Viking history, shimmering waterfalls, isolated villages and turf-roofed houses.

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