8 Places to Discover in the Faroe Islands
You’ve been looking for a holiday with a difference… you want lots of beautiful scenery, charming towns, friendly locals and somewhere easy to get to – well, have you considered planning your next trip to the Faroe Islands? Nestled in between Scotland and Iceland – this small islands nation is one of Europe’s secret destinations that’s just perfect to explore. There’s so much to see and do on the islands, especially if you want to discover a whole world of unspoilt natural beauty and some pretty delicious local cuisine!
Take a look at some of the very best things you need to see, do and eat when visiting the Faroe Islands:
1. Mulafossur Waterfall
Mulafossur Waterfall is one of the most beautiful in all of Europe. Head to one of the country’s most westerly islands, Vagar – with the waterfall only 15/25 minutes or so from the airport, it’s one of the easiest sights to find!
2. Lake Sørvágsvatn
The largest and most impressive lake in the Faroe Islands, Lake Sørvágsvatn almost looks like it’s falling off the edge of the island’s cliffs. It takes around 1 hour to hike here, so make sure to pack some comfortable walking boots and a big bottle of water.
3. Eat Traditional at Barbara
Barbara is one of the oldest and prettiest eating spots in the country. Based in the capital Torshavn, Barbara offers some of the freshest and delicious local cuisines on the island. The menu often reflects the time of the year and what catch has just been brought in! Barbara is a homely and warm restaurant with friendly staff and a great menu that’ll leave you feeling nice and full.
4. Ride an Icelandic Horse
Icelandic horses are really popular in the Faroe Islands. Head to one of the many horse-riding stables and learn how to gallop across the breathtaking tundra.
5. See the Northern Lights
The Faroe Islands are a perfect place to witness the beautiful sight of the Northern Lights. Head here in spring or autumn when the nights are slightly longer and the lights are bright.
6. Discover the Capital
Torshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands – take a stroll through it’s cobbled streets and discover the grass/roofed houses and beautiful harbour area that have made this town so famous.
7. Eat Sushi at Etika
With an almighty amount of delicious seafood in the Faroe Islands, it’s only natural that Etika began to create some of the most delicious sushi outside Japan! Head here in the early evening and try a range of their colourful and Moorish plates that are crafted with true passion.
8. Search for Puffins
The island of Mykines is one of the best places to see puffins in the Faroe Islands. Take a 6-minute helicopter ride from the airport during June to see hundreds of them that call the island home.