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9 Reasons to Visit the Faroe Islands

Maya Pillai Sep 3, 2019
Faroe Islands in North Atlantic Ocean are tucked in between Norway and Iceland. The Islands attract adventure sport lovers from across the globe. A visit to this serene place is sure to mesmerize you.

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The picturesque and quaint villages with steep cliffs, waterfalls and rocky coastlines beckons tourists. The language spoken is Faroese.

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Unrivaled Natural Beauty of Gasadalur Village

Gasadalur is a tiny picturesque village located on the edge of a tall cliff that overlooks the sea.

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This mountainous village was cut off from the rest of the world until 2004. Later, a tunnel was cut through the mountains making it accessible to the tourists.
The villages in Faroe Islands are sparsely populated. The inhabitants ensure that the vistas and the historical huts remain unspoiled .

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You may come across more sheep than human beings in the Faroe Islands.

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Mulafossur Waterfall Rushing to Meet the Atlantic Ocean

Mulafossur waterfall in  Gasadalur village . It is only a five minute walk from the village to this ethereal waterfall.

Adorable Atlantic Puffins

Faroe Islands are bird watchers paradise.
Mykines, a Faroe Island is only a 45-minute ferry ride from the island of Vagar.   It is a breeding ground for the adorable Atlantic Puffins and many other summer birds.

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Lake Sorvagsvatn, an Optical Illusion in Real Life

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This largest Lake in the Faroe Islands with optical illusion is perched hundreds of feet above the  North Atlantic sea. In reality, the lake is in a deep depression and is located above 90 feet above the ocean. The steep cliff in front of the lake gives an illusion of a floating lake.

Enjoy the Mild Winters

In the Faroe Islands, the winters are surprisingly mild. The temperature rarely drops below freezing point. When the islands are graced with dusting of snow it gives a magical touch and mystical look. To experience the season and to enjoy the five hours of daylight plan, visit between November and January.

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Catch a Glimpse of the Northern Lights

The villages of Gjogv and Klaksvík on the northern tip of the Faroe Islands are some of the good spots to see the Northern Lights. September to March is the best time to admire the Northern lights.

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Turf Roofed Houses

Turf roofed houses are unique to Faroe Islands. These beautiful houses can be seen everywhere from the seaside villages to the capital city of Torshavn.
This architectural styled roof protects the houses from the rain and snow.

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Adrenaline Drive for Trekkers and Hikers

Kalsoy, a narrow Faroe Island  has vertical cliffs and lush green hills. Enjoy the panoramic views of the nearby islands as well as scenic vista of this island by hiking.

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Drangarnir Rock at the Faroe Islands

Drangarnir Rock is a set of vertical sea stack with a hole in it. The rock lies between the island of Vagar and the islet Tindholmur.

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Hike to Drangarnir is challenging. It takes around 4 hours each way by foot. You can also experience Dangarnir by taking a boat from the village Bour.