Things to do on the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are an autonomous region and a group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. They are situated between Scotland (Shetland Islands) and Iceland. They are a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but they have their own laws and orders. The archipelago consists of eighteen big islands. The Faroe Islands have a subpolar oceanic climate. Summer is warm there, the highest temperature is +17 °C. Winter is not cold too, the lowest temperature is 0 °C. These islands are windy and cloudy. There are a lot of rains at all times per year.
If you are interested in things to do on the Faroe Islands, we will be glad to help you. These islands are the most beautiful places in the world. The Faroe Islands have very rich flora and fauna. As usual, they are treeless, but sometimes you can see some coniferous forests. There are many scenic valleys and meadows too. The fauna also has many diverse species of birds and animals. The most interesting are the harp seals and the Faroese sheep breed.
The next important things to do on the Faroe Islands are to visit attractions. The Faroe Islands have a large number of spectacular sights. They are the Fugloy island, also called “the island of birds” because of the many species of sea birds living on the cliffs. What is more, there are a lot of beautiful arctic vegetation. The second place is the island of Kalcea. It is the most mountainous among the Faroe Islands. There are a lot of beautiful steep cliffs on the west coast. Very interesting thing is that there are four small settlements, connected with the long tunnels. You will be also impressed with the Trtilkonufingur (“Troll’s finger”). It is a beautiful sea rock, situated in the north of the Skarvanes settlement. The Sandoy Island is the least mountainous among the islands of the Faroe archipelago. There are sand dunes on the island. On the terraces above the village of Skopun is situated two beautiful lakes, Noroara-Khalsavatn and Heimar-Khalsavatn. There is a church in the village of Sandur, what has a very long and interesting history. Historical museum also is a very interesting place in the Faroe Islands. To visit it is one of the most important things to do on the Faroe Islands. There are collections of religious items, ship models, household items of the inhabitants of the archipelago, fishing gear, navigation and agricultural tools from the time of the Vikings to our days and other things in museum exposition.
If you are looking for new impressions, the next things to do on the Faroe Islands are eating Faroese national food, celebrating their holidays, fishing, bicycling, sailing, hiking, diving and other activities.
Traditional Faroese food consists of meat, seafood and fresh vegetables. A lot of meals contains very delicious mutton of the Faroe sheep. Faroese people also like dried fish and wind-dried meat.
One of the most interesting things to do on the Faroe Islands is to celebrate st. Olav’s day, which commemorates the death of Saint Olaf. The celebrations are held in Torshavn, starting on the evening of the 28th and continuing until the 31st. The celebrations starts with the opening of the Faroese Parliament. All members of the Faroese Parliament go to the cathedral. After this, as usual, begins the opening ceremony.
On the Faroe Islands fishing is one of the most popular activities. You can do this anywhere, from the coast in a beautiful lagoon or on a sheep in an open sea. If you don’t have a fishing rod, you can rent it.
If you want to enjoy every minute spent on the Faroe Islands, the best selection for you is hiking. Hike on your own or with a professional guide who will show you the most beautiful places on these islands.