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Faroe Islands sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

The history of the Faroe Islands started yet in the 9th century, but only in the 20th century the islands became independent and nowadays are considered one of most popular resorts of the Atlantic. Every island has its unique signature places, landmarks and excursion programs.
Since 1994, the economy of the Faroe Islands has begun to show a gradual development. The problem of unemployment is disappearing, new sectors of …
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The city of Torshavn is the capital of the islands. The city is located on Streymoy, the largest of the Faroe Islands. The centre of the city is the location of two interesting sights of medieval architecture – Munkastovan Monastery and Vesturkirkjan. The first building was constructed back in the 15th century and miraculously managed to survive during a large fire in 1963. The island is also home to the largest culture centre of the islands – the Museum of History. Its halls exhibit collections of religious artefacts, archaeological findings, industrial instruments, agriculture tools, navigation tolls and other items used in manufacture.
There are several cosy villages on the island, and every of these villages has its own unique legends and traditions. For example Leinar Village is famous for its beautiful nature, while Kirkjubour attracts travellers with its magnificent old churches. Copyright
Faroe Islands are dominated by a temperate marine climate. This area is characterized by warm winters and fairly wet summers with low temperature. …
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Many tourists arrive to Nolsoy Island to enjoy its beauty and see a large collection of ancient artefacts that is exhibited in halls of Brunn Historic Museum. Take a short boat ride to see a tiny island of Hestur. It takes only 10 minutes to reach it, but the reward is truly wonderful – amazing bays and grottoes, spacious beaches and not many people around. Faroe Haven is considered the main attraction of Hestur Island, and Kalsoy Island attracts travellers who come to see its beautiful caves. The northern part of the island is the location of Koldur Lighthouse, which is equipped with an observation deck. If the weather is fine, it’s possible to see Cape Enniberg and several small islands.
Borðoy Island is a popular tourist destination due to numerous attractions and entertainment that the island offers to its guests. There ancient religious buildings, old brewery and picturesque haven on the island. Finally, Fugloy Island will amaze guests with its high rocks and cliffs, which have become the favourite destination of mountain climbing fans.
Despite the fact that the Faroe archipelago consist of dozens of islands, the transport infrastructure in the country is developed at a high level. …
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History and Entertainment

It is not a coincidence that the Faroe Islands are considered ones of the most beautiful in the world. Despite the active people’s exploration, they have managed to preserve their pristine beauty. At present, there are still absolutely no infrastructure elements at some beaches. The guests of the archipelago have an opportunity to walk along uninhabited islands, spend their time at the desert coast and see real tropical forests.
Tórshavn town hall Besides marvelous uninhabited islands, the Faroes are famous for their fashionable resorts. There are a lot of hotels of the world-famous chains that are notable for the flawless service. Luxurious spa centers, restaurants of haute cuisine, upscale water sports centers and tour desks – they all are ready to offer fans of upscale recreation their services.
The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark. However, since 1948 the islands have received privileges for self-government. …
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The acquaintance with the lifestyle of the indigenous population is also an interesting complement to your recreation. One of the major economic spheres of the country is sheep breeding. Many farms are now open for visitors, so you can have an excursion here. On farms, you can buy natural yarn of sheep’s wool, amazing shawls and other knitted clothes. Local farms also produce cheeses of sheep’s milk and other dairy products you can taste during the excursion.
Tórshavn Fans of event tourism usually visit the Faroe Islands in late July. At this time, the most beautiful and most interesting national holiday Olavsoka is celebrated. This festival is held in honor of the saint patron of the islands, St. Olaf. On festive days, there are interesting sports and cultural entertainments organized. In many cities, you can witness festive religious parades, dance and musical concerts, art exhibitions and theatrical performances in the open air. Music fans usually visit the islands in the times of annual jazz festival called Summartónar.
The Faroe Islands have two official state languages, which are Danish and Faroese. The study of the Danish language was a prerequisite to get an …
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Visitors of the Faroe Islands should definitely pay their attention to national restaurants. The local cuisine is distinguished by quite nourishing and “heavy” dishes, as the Europeans think. The main products of the local cuisine are meat, seafood and potatoes. If you are going to visit one of the local residents, be ready to get quite a big portion at a reasonable price, so many foreign guests order one portion for two. The main national dishes here are soup with dried cod and cakes with potatoes and puffin meat. Experienced gourmets advise to visit national restaurants located in small towns far from large tourist cities.
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Famous and uniques places in Faroe Islands from our review series

Gasadalur Village

From the series “The Most Cozy Towns Full of Zen”
Faroe Islands hide a fantastically beautiful area, so it is not surprising that one of the most picturesque and tranquil villages in the world is here. The main feature of the islands is a unique mountain landscape. Gasadalur village is situated in the foothills. The village is on the island of Vagar; constantly less than 20 people live in it. They settle in a beautiful miniature houses built of stone. For many years, fishing has been the main mean of livelihood for locals.

Not long ago, an access to a secluded island was incredibly difficult. However, recently Faroe Islands began to attract tourists. An airport was built on the island of Vagar, so now everyone can easily reach the hidden nooks of the planet, walk through the picturesque island, and get acquainted with its indigenous … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Faroe Islands

A very interesting historical landmark is located in the Kirkubor village, nearby. Here, you'll see the oldest wooden house in Europe, which was built over a thousand years ago. At present, it houses a small museum. You can enjoy it absolutely free of charge. The atmosphere of the past millennium has been completely restored in the old house. A massive wooden table, sleeping accommodation coated with skins of sheep, as well as chairs made of huge whale vertebrae can be seen there. The city … Read more

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