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Faroe Islands- The Island Country

13th July 2018  

Unpredictable weather in Faroe Islands

    The weather is unpredictable:

    Unpredictable is probably a grave understatement. Faroese weather is like a drunk kid trying to play the weather god while having a tantrum, it has no clue what is going on. In the space of an hour you could move from sun and calm seas to a complete whiteout with fog, back to clear skies only to then be belted by torrential rain and blistering winds. A place just ten minutes away could be enjoying a completely different climate to where you are. Oh, and the weather forecast is completely useless at trying to predict any of this unpredictability.

    How fascinating are the sheep ?!

    Watch out for the sheep:

    Sheep are free to wander where they like in the Faroe Islands, even if that means congregating in the middle of the main road in a cloud of fog with a few cows and geese invited as special guests.

    Torshavn is well connected to other parts of Faroe Islands

    Nothing is ever that far away:

    The main group of islands can be crossed in less than two hours which means nothing is really that far away. It's a small place that packs a big punch which means you can fit a lot into a short amount of time, or visit your favourite places over and over again. From Tórshavn it seems like most things are really close by but the trick is to stop and enjoy each one rather than rush around ticking them off your list.

    Connectivity is never a problem

    The islands are incredibly well connected:

    With two sub-sea tunnels and a network of ferries, bridges and mountain tunnels, getting between the islands is super easy. Book your accommodation wisely to avoid paying the tolls more than you need to. Without a doubt, the coolest way to get around the islands is by helicopter. Atlantic Airways offers this as a public transport service for locals who are given priority for travel, but if there are spaces available they are open to tourists. It's probably the cheapest helicopter flight you will ever get so don't miss out.

    Faroe Islands in June

    The high season generally runs from May through August and any reliable services will run during this period. Outside of this, it's best to check on the situation.

    Northern Lights in Faroe Islands

    In 5 days you should have enough time to see the best sights and do a few hikes which really gives the best perspective of the islands' stunning landscapes. Spend all the hours sitting amongst the puffins and stay up till 5 am searching for the northern lights without worrying about having to survive a jam-packed schedule the following day.

    Budget friendly accommodation is possible in Faroe Islands

    It's not the most budget friendly destination, but it is possible on a budget:

    Accommodation starts at around €30 for a dorm bed in a hostel and heads upwards to luxury 4-star hotels. Bus travel is around €5 per trip or weekly passes are available. The better way to get around though is on a four wheeler.

    Located between Norway and Iceland

    Faroe Islands are located halfway between Norway and Iceland.

    Situated within the Kingdom of Denmark

    The islands are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark.

    The Faroese culture is different from the Danish culture

    Faroese is the first official language of the island while Danish, the second, is taught in schools and can be used by the Faroese government in public relations.