Explore Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are so much closer than most people think. They’re not far north of Scotland, much closer to mainland Europe than Iceland. Like Greenland, they’re a self-governing part of Denmark and most people fly in from Copenhagen. Coming from Prague, Copenhagen plus the Faroe Islands is a fantastically varied two-destination trip. Thanks to the incredible undersea tunnels between islands, getting around is easy and fast by car. You can travel by boat and helicopter as well.
Climate & seasons
Faroe weather is certainly not fair. It’s notoriously unpredictable, with high winds and rain possible any day of the year. The experience is about being out in nature, so the cold, damp winters are best avoided. Very long hours of daylight are another reason why it’s best to travel here between May and September.
Where to go
Streymoy is the biggest island, home to the capital city Torshavn and the country’s best hotels. This is a wild and remote destination, where the lodgings offer comfort but not the level of luxury you can expect on Iceland or elsewhere in Europe. For example, Hotel Foroyar and Hotel Brandan are a good four-star level. Don’t come here to stay inside your hotel though, come to explore. Vagar island is fantastic, especially Múlafossur waterfall and Sørvágsvatn lake. Watching rare birds on Mykines island is a real highlight, with dive-bombing skuas, roving fulmars and curious puffins. Streymoy is a scenic paradise with enough adventure for at least a week. In general, the southern islands aren’t quite as dramatic and rarely see tourists, but are also friendly and interesting places.
What to do
Get outside, explore the wild, don’t mind the weather and adventure into unknown corners of Europe. Like horseback riding on mountain trails that connect cliffs with villages. Taking a RIB boat through fjords and in the search of whales and grottos. Climbing, diving, kayaking, cliff jumping in the wild Atlantic? The Faroe Islands are heaven for adventure activities and you’ll create your own stories. There’s also culture, like old viking villages, 1000-year-old settlements and colourful villages. Most of this land was previously inaccessible but now you have the opportunity to explore, before others know about it.