An island group in the country of Denmark, these islands are location between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic. A self governing country within the Danish Realm, the islands were first settled over 2000 years ago as evidence has been found of Norse settlements dating back to c 800. Located on the Gulf Stream, these 18 beautiful islands offer amazing foods, many of which are from the bounty of the sea.
Visitors have a variety of options when it comes to what to see and do throughout the year. From enjoying amazing food and an exciting nightlife to annual events, a host of leisure activities on land, to fishing, sailing and surfing. Divided into regions, the regions of the Faroe Islands are as follows:
Streymoy, southern part – site of the old town of Torshavn, this is well known for its history. Filled with historic sites, small town life and museums, this is one of the most cultural rich areas of the islands today. Dating back hundreds of years, today, it is home to many of the most popular sites in the islands including the Open air museum, the Museum of natural history, the National gallery and the Faorese Aquarium.
Streymoy, northern part – quieter than its neighbor to the south, here ancient towns, massive cliffs and natural wonders abound. Waterfalls, animals, birds and stunning views are easy to find here.
Eysturoy – The only bridge over the north Atlantic, Eysturoy is home to the tallest mountain in the Faroes, views, small villages, museums and even old Viking villages.
Norðuroyggjar, the northern islands – Home to legends and lore, this part of the Faroes is much like it was long ago.
Vágar and Mykines – Western most islands of the Faroes, here views, wildlife and bays are what to see.
Sandoy, Skúvoy and Stóra Dímun – These islands are great for hiking, biking and peace. Quiet and calm on land, the surrounding waters are known for their shipwrecks.
Suðuroy and Lítla Dímun – Southernmost islands, this part of the Faroes is unlike any other. Language and culture as well as geography are all unique from all other parts of the Faroes making it like a whole other world.