Amazing Things to Do in The Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands is one of those incredible countries you can’t believe exists until you finally see it with your own eyes. And once you do, there’s no way back! From its cliffside waterfalls, rugged peaks and dramatic valleys, the Faroe Islands will be forever locked in your memory. The country is very rich in diversity (and not to forget mentioning, is home to a great deal of sheep!) that it seriously deserves to be on everyone’s travel list. It’s once in a lifetime experience, and it would be such a shame to miss these highlights of the Faroes!
Hike To Lake Sørvágsvatn, Suduroy
Sørvágsvatn is the biggest lake in the country and perched high on the edge of majestic cliffs, it holds some breathtaking and rather frightening views. After one hour hike, you will be able to experience the scenery of the endless lake situated just on top of a cliff, separated from the ocean with just a small bit of land. It’s simply mind-blowing!
Eat Like a Viking
The Faroe Islands have an abundance of fresh lamb and an ample supply of seafood, therefore everyone is able to enjoy an endless array of delicious food. Salmon, langoustine, Faroese lamb, and cod are some of the local delicacies. Also, Faroese own variety of unique herbs that are impossible to find elsewhere on earth.
Thanks to the dramatic cliffs, many waterfalls, and emerald hills, the Faroe Islands serve as temporary home to several migratory birds. Some of the few species that come by to breed each year are Puffins, Fulmars, Gannets, Guillemots, Storm Petrels, and Kittiwakes. Predominantly summer visitors are certainly Puffins, therefore the time from May 1 through September 1 is perfect for bird watching.
Experience Mykines Island
Situated in the south of the country, this small island is one of the most famous places to visit in the Faroes. Simply get there by ferry and begin hiking around the island to absorb the most of it! Mykines is the island you will find colonies of puffins, as well as the country’s’ most famous lighthouse.
With its old, green-roofed houses, quietness and the stunning view over the ocean, Gasadalur is a fairytale-like village. However, the thing that makes this village very special is the little waterfall that flows right into the ocean! The village is unique in its own way, and you really must see it for yourself.
Go On Nature Trails
The country is ideal for long walks and hikes as well. The breathtaking landscapes and fresh air create the perfect hike-atmosphere. As well as the green hills, turf-roof houses, and endless grazing sheep add a unique piece to the peaceful atmosphere.
Good walking opportunities include Mykines, Saksun village on Streymoy, road hike to Gásadalur, Tórshavn tour, and, of course, a hike around Sørvágsvatn Lake on Vagar.
Try A Horse Ride Across The Tundra
Not very long ago, horses on the Faroe Islands were almost extinct, which means the number of horses in the country is still quite low. However, it’s a lovely way to explore some natural sights of the Faroes. For example, Davidsen Hestar (Faroese and Icelandic horses) and Berg Hestar (only Icelandic horses) offer great horse riding tours that you can try!