FAROE ISLANDS TRAVEL GUIDE

“For the adventurous types who are looking to chase the midnight sun on the Faroe Islands:  On June 21, typically the longest day of the year, both locals and tourists climb the Slættaratindur mountain to experience and celebrate the midnight sun.”

About Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands is a group of islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland, and is known for it's jaw-dropping beauty. The Faroe Islands have a rich history, including Colonizing Vikings and Napoleonic Wars.

Climate

The Faroe Islands are a north Atlantic archipelago which contains a very rugged terrain that has a windy, wet, cloudy, and cool climate which is the reason why locals will jokingly warn you to “expect all four seasons in one day so if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”.

Flying

On the island of Vágar you’ll find the only airport in the Faroe Islands, which is located 2 kilometer of the village of Sørvágur.  The airport has connections to Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Reykjavík (Keflavík), and others. 

Whaling

Hunting on whales has been around in the Faroe Islands since the time the first the Norsemen settled (9th century). While many animal rights groups correctly criticize whaling to be cruel and unnecessary, it still occurs in various villages to this day. 

Faroese puffin

The Faroese Puffin is a seabird which breeds in the islands in large numbers, and has been harvested by the locals for at least 300 years, forming a very important (historically) component of the Faroese diet.

Premier League

The Faroe Islands have their own football league called the Premier League, which consists of 10 teams who play each other three times each season. Every year, a draw is made before the scheduling of the next season’s games to decide which teams will have an additional home game.