Island hopping in North Atlantic
Tour to the Faroer islands


Summer 2009

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Faroer islands map | Far oer tour information | Faer Oer islands pictures
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FAROE TRAVEL ITINERARY AND ISLANDS MAP

Where are the Faroe Islands?

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FAER OER ISLANDS TOUR INFORMATION

WHAT TO DO AND WHAT TO SEE IN THE FAROE ISLANDS?

This travelogue illustrates a trip to the Faer Oer islands (called also Faroer, or Faroe depending on language), a small archipelago located in north Atlantic ocean, about halfway between Norway and Iceland. This Faer Oer island tour has the purpose of visiting several islands through day tours from Torshavn, as well as by an organized tour between Mykines, Skuvoy, Suduroy, Sandoy, Nolsoy, Stremoy and Eysturoy, traveling by ferry, helicopter and buses. The Faroe islands are an interesting destination because of the extreme landscape made of imposing cliffs, falling straight in the Atlantic ocean, and by the very green grass covering any possible part of the islands. The Faroer islands are also a good destination to observe birds, in particulat puffins, and a bird trip to these islands will really worth it. The people here live on farms, especially on sheeps producing an excellent wool, and on fishing industry. The tourism business is also developing, thanks to the beautiful and unusual places.



HOW TO GET TO THE FAROE ISLANDS?

Travel to Faroe islands is not difficult, as they are linked to Europe's mainland by ferry and by aircraft. Atlantic Airways operates a fleet of BAE-146 aircrafts between Vagar, about 40km from Torshavn, and Copenhagen, as well as several others cities in Europe. Be careful with flight connecting times, because the flight from Faroer islands is often on late for weather and the airline doesn't assume resposibility for missed connections, unless you buy a throughfare ticket to final destination.

HOW TO GET AROUND IN THE FAROE ISLANDS?

On Faroer islands there is a good network of roads, so it's possible to rent a car and travel in freedom. Several islands are connected by undersea tunnels or bridges, while others have a ferry service, often with car transport service. There is also a well developed bus service as well helicopters and additional small ships and ferries. Through the Faroe islands, there are hotels, motels, guest houses, Bed & Breakfast and also some hostel.



HOW TO ORGANIZE A TRIP TO THE FAROE ISLANDS?

Traveling to the Faroe islands is easy and everything may be arranged on your own, including bus & ferry tickets, car rental and accommodation. If you would like to travel worry-free with everything pre-arranged and without having to look around for all the things, there are tour operators offering complete packages to the Faroe Islands and these may be also customized to suit your preferences. The tour illustrated in this trip review has been booked via Tora Tourist Traffic.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GO TO THE FAROE ISLANDS?

The best season to visit the Faroe islands is during summer, when the temperatures are milder and when the days are very long. In any case, the islands are often wind-swept and it rains quite frequently so, also in summer, it will be necessary to travel properly equipped and dress accordingly.

Other links about Faroe Islands information and more: http://www.alt.fo | http://www.enjo.fo



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FAROE ISLANDS PICTURES AND TRIP REVIEW

Torshavn Torshavn - Faroe Islands' capital <<-- GO
Short hikes in Torshavn, the logistic base from where most of the excursions and longer tours did originate.
Saksun - Faroe islands Car tour to Streymoy and Eysturoy in the Faroe islands <<-- GO
Day tour to the northernmost parts of Eysturoy, discovering beautiful landscapes and charming towns. A visit to Saksun, on Streymoy island, is included as well.
Nosoy - Faroe islands Excursions and overnight on Nolsoy island <<-- GO
Transfer from Torshavn to Nolsoy by ferry and tour on the island, learning more about the interesting history of the town and hiking to some lookout points.
Puffin in Mykines - Faroe Islands Birding trip to Mykines, Faroe Islands, to explore a colony of puffins <<-- GO
Mykines in westernmost Faroe Islands is a very interesting destination for ornithologists and for people looking for a birding tour. Mykines has thousands of puffins and many other birds.
Skuvoy Excursions to Skuvoy and Sandoy, two islands of the Faroer achipelago <<-- GO
Skuvoy is a small island dominated by dramatic cliffs falling straight into the ocean, where different species of birds spend the summer. A stop on the island of Sundoy is included.
Suduroy Suduroy tour, the southernmost island of the Faroer <<-- GO
Suduroy is the southernmost island in the Faroer archipelago and is interesting because of the dramatic scenery and the charming small towns.

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