Top Places to See in the Faroe Islands
Top Places to See in the Faroe Islands
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Welcome to the Faroe Islands! The Faroe Islands in Danish means the Islands of the Sheep, and you will see why! It’s located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles off the coast of Northern Europe, between Norway and Iceland. The first people to colonize the islands were Norwegians about 1,200 years ago and it become a major Viking settlement in that time. Its main industries are fishing and tourism - people come to experience its natural beauty, incredible bird life and delicious Faroese gastronomy.
First up is Gasadalur, which for a long time it was the most isolated town in the Faroe Islands. It’s a very popular town to hike to because of its natural scenery and its cliff views. In 2006 they opened a tunnel to make the town more accessible. Fun fact: Gasadalur means Goose Valley.
Lake Sorvagsvatn is the biggest lake in the Faroe Islands. It has an area of 3.4 sqkm, and its located on the island of Vagar, where the airport is. It takes a few hours to hike around the entire lake, so get your hiking boots ready! The best way to see the lake is by helicopter, the only way to see the lake emptying out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Torshavn is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world! Torshavn in Old Norse means Thor, God of Thunder. It’s a modern city with the highest concentration of hotels, restaurants and cafes in the islands. You can explore the old Tinganes district where the parliament building is. You can see the national museum, check out some galleries, see the harbor and dine at some delicious modern and traditional restaurants.
Now we head to the southernmost village in Streymoy, Kirkjubour. This was the religious center on the Faroe Islands for over 1,000 years until the reformation. We came to see the 13th century ruins of the Saint Agnes Cathedral, the House museum and a middle age church.
We head north on Streymoy to Saksun. This is a beautiful town with turf roof houses. The best time come is during low tide because you can see the beach and walk on a sand bar to the lagoon. There are no restaurants here so be sure to bring a snack for a picnic!
Tjornuvik is the northernmost town on the island of Streymoy. It’s a quiet village, but the scenery is beautiful its beach has epic views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Next up is Gjogv, the northernmost town on the Island of Eysturoy, the second largest island in the Faroes. It’s a small scenic village with a charming bed and breakfast. We stayed a night, but you can just as easily just come for the day. Gjogv is undoubtedly on of most picturesque places in the Faroe Islands. The name Gjogv means gorge – it was named after the village’s natural gorge
Klaksvik is the second largest town in the country and from here you can take a ferry to Kalsoy. I suggest you pass by Bakariio Jorun (Bakery Jorun) and grab a snack or lunch. They have plenty of Danish-style toasts with different toppings, as well as homemade pastries, coffee, and beverages.
A 25-minute ferry ride will take you to Kalsoy, AKA island of the man. There is one road that travels up the east side of the island connecting a handful of villages. Kalsoy is the best place in the Faroe Islands to go hiking. Or, you can just drive around and snap tons of photos of this picturesque island.
Next is Vidoy, the northernmost island in the archipelago. Here we visited Vidareidi. The northern islands are more traditional, less modern but if you love taking photos of amazing scenery then you must visit Vidareidi.
Lastly we are heading to the Island of Mykines! We took a helicopter but you can also take a ferry. Once you arrive you need to hike about 90 minutes west to see all the sea birds. There are over a dozen species of birds like the Gannet, Fulmar, Starling, Gulls, Razorbills and the most famous that everyone comes to see are the Puffins! Be sure to bring a packed lunch, drinking water, a warm outfit, comfy shoes, and don’t forget your camera!
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Road trip & Things to do in the Faroe Islands
I'm taking you on a road trip and show you the best things to do in the Faroe Islands (a true outdoor paradise) in partnership with Visit Faroe Islands.
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I spent exactly one week on the Faroe Islands working together with the local tourism board to show you an interesting mix of the best things to do in the faroe islands from outdoor adventures, iconic panoramas and food experiences to one of the largest festivals in the country named „G! Festival“.
Beside checking out the local attractions I got the chance to truly live like a local - I stayed with a local family for a few days, got invited by farmers for dinner and went hiking with one of the most famous outdoor adventurers.
Together with travel blogger Amanda Williams I rented a car and went on a road trip to the most popular instagram hot spots, got to do sea kayaking and said hi to Puffins on Mykines island. Visiting the annual G! festival was the perfect finish to a memorable trip…topping it off with a helicopter flight. What a ride!
This trip was executed within 7 days - following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in the Faroe Islands:
- Traelanipa (hiking with Reika Adventures)
- Gasadalur & Mulafossur
- Hoyvik (sea kayaking with NEX)
- Mykines (Puffins & Lighthouse hike)
- Vidareidi & Cape Enniberg
- G! Festival
- Helicopter flight with Atlantic Airways
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Where to Eat in Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Where to Eat in Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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Here we explore the best flavors of the Faroe Islands’ capital city of Torshavn. In this episode, David visits the three best restaurants in the capital: Aarstova, Koks and Etika. Our first stop is Aarstova. Situated in one of the oldest houses in Torshavn (dating back to the 1600’s), this unique restaurant specializes in rustic Faroese cuisine. Using local ingredients and family-style serving, Aarstova plays off the antiquated atmosphere of the house giving its guests a truly memorable dining experience. If you love shellfish, fish or lamb (their signature braised lamb leg dish is amazing!), then a visit to this idyllic Torshavn restaurant is a must!
The Faroe Islands are known across the world for their incredible seafood. The Faroe Islands’ capital city of Torshavn is (surprisingly) home to only one sushi restaurant, Etika. Etika takes the Islands’ ocean specialties and crafts them into some of the world’s most delicious sushi creations. With such fresh ingredients including some of the world’s best salmon at their fingertips, Etika is able to produce delicious arrangements with standards and quality that compete with the best Japanese restaurants. If you are a sushi lover looking to sample some of the freshest sushi in the world, dining at Etika is an absolute must!
And we saved the best for last, Koks Restaurant. A contemporary, fusion restaurant perched on a hill overlooking the small capital, Koks serves up traditional Faroese cuisine with a Michelin Star-worthy twist. Each selection on the menu has been infused with native ingredients and flavors, giving guests an exclusive taste of what the Faroe Islands have to offer. I decided to go with a delicious tasting menu. What better way to explore the best of what a destination has to offer than through its food? Next time you’re traveling to the Faroe Islands, make sure you stop into Koks Restaurant- an incredible culinary journey!
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Faroe Islands. Streymoy island. Best places of it
Streymoy Island. The biggest island of the Faroe Islands.
This video shows the best places to visit:
- Fossa Waterfall (the biggest on the Faroe Islands)
- Tjørnuvík - the village of Vikings
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14 Amazing Sights You Have To See In The Faroe Islands - Europe’s Most Dramatic Country
The Faroe Islands are some of Europe's most beautiful islands and this video is going to take you on a little tour with us across the islands. There are so many amazing and dramatic sights to see all across the islands - even the drive from the airport will leave you having to stop several times just to take it all in.
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The Faroe Islands are an island group consisting of 18 major islands and a total of 779 islands, islets, and skerries. This travel guide is not meant to be the be-all and end-all of everything there is to do in the Faroes, but merely a crash course guide to this amazing destination.
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4:24 - Gasadalur
4:55 - Drangarnir
5:25 - Sørvágsvatn
5:55 - Mykines
6:38 - Torshavn
7:14 - Fútastova, Ræst, Babara Fish House, Áarstova
7:34 - Fossá (Fossurin í Fossá)
7:53 - Saksun
8:19 - Tjørnuvík
8:41 - Gjogv
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9:48 - Kópakonan (The Seal Woman)
10:05 - Kallur Lighthouse
10:43 - Kunoy Park
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The beautiful Faroe Islands
A compilation of the best bits from my two weeks in the Faroe Islands. This little collection of islands is by far the most beautiful, out of this world place my camera and I have been to. I'm in love with them. Enjoy!
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Miðvágur (aerial shot)
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Tórshavn (Ólavsøka Boat Race)
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The unspoiled Faroe Islands (Fær Øer - Føroyar)
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Travelling around the Faroe Islands. Friendly people, wild animals and amazing landscapes from all the archipelago located in the north Atlantic Ocean halfway between Norway and Iceland. The Faroe Islands have been rated by National Geographic as top unspoiled islands.
Viaggio attraverso le Isole Faroe. Persone amichevoli, animali selvaggi and meravigliosi panorami da tutto l'arcipelago collocato nell'Oceano Atlantico settentrionale nel mezzo del nulla tra Norvergia e Islanda.
Le Isole Faroe sono state votate dal National Geographic come le isole più incontaminate al mondo.
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Koks - Torshavn, Faroe Islands
Looking to visit one of Europe’s most beautiful and unique destinations? Join David’s Been Here as they tour around the incredible Faroe Islands. In this travel clip, David brings us to the capital city of Torshavn where he pays a visit to Koks Restaurant. A contemporary, fusion restaurant sitting just above the small capital, Koks serves up traditional Faroese cuisine with a unique twist. Each selection on the menu has been infused with native ingredients and flavors, giving guests an exclusive taste of what the Faroe Islands have to offer. Check out David’s delicious tasting menu or hear what Executive Chef Poul Andrias Ziska has to say about his revolutionary restaurant. What better way to explore the best of what a destination has to offer than through its food? Next time you’re traveling to the Faroe Islands, make sure you stop into Koks Restaurant- an incredible culinary journey!
The Faroe Islands - now officially the best islands in the world
This video presentation is called Where Nature Rules and contains amazing photos from the Faroe Islands - probably the most curious place left on earth according to New York Times - and, according to National Geographic Traveler, the most attractive island destination in the world out of 111 island communities.
The music in the presentation is Faroese, composed and sung by Elin Brimheim Heinesen Eitt dýpi av dýrari tíð (An Abyss of Precious Time) ( The lyrics are written by the Faroese author Jens Pauli Heinesen. Read the lyrics in Faroese, English, Danish and German at this link:
The film won 3. Golden City Gate Prize at ITB in Berlin 12. march 2009.
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