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7 Must-Have Experiences in the Faroe Islands


The Faroe Islands, one of the few places in the world where nature is still unspoiled, unexplored and untouched.  The islands provide a perfect opportunity to go off the beaten path to explore the stunning natural beauty without being far away from civilization. 
The Faroe Islands seems remote but in reality, they are well connected to Copenhagen, Denmark and Reykjavik, Iceland. There are daily flights between Vagar, the only international airport on the Faroe Islands and Copenhagen by SAS (Scandinavia airline) and Atlantic airway, the national airline of the Faroe Islands. 

There are numerous things to do in Faroe islands but one must consider these 7 must-have experiences in the Faroe Islands. 

1. Explore Mykines Island 

​Mykines is the most beautiful island on the Faroes and a must-see. Easily accessed from the island of Vagar by taking a short ferry or a helicopter ride. The hiking trail to the Mykines Hólmur Lighthouse is the best way to see the island and the Puffins. 

Faroe Islands - Explore the Mykines Island

2. Hike in Kalsoy to Kallur Lighthouse

Another beautiful and remote island is accessed by a short ferry from Klaksvik, the second biggest city in the Faroe Islands. Kalsoy has numerous hiking trails but the hike to Kallur Lighthouse is one of the best hikes. The Jaw-dropping mountains rising hundreds of meters directly from the ocean near the lighthouse are breathtaking.  

Faroe Islands - Hike in Kalsoy to Kallur Lighthouse

3. See Traditional Houses in Saksun 

Sakun is one of the most beautiful idyllic villages near the natural seawater lagoon and home to stunning traditional turf-roofed houses. To have the best experience, check the tide timings before visiting the village and in low tide, you can walk all the way to the beach and waterfall. 

Faroe Islands - See Traditional houses in Saksun

4. Explore the Waterfalls

The Faroe Islands is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world and the iconic Múlafossur Waterfall in Gasadalur is a highlight of the trip to the islands. Don't forget to visit the stunning Fossá waterfall on the island of Streymoy which is the highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands - Explore the Waterfalls

5. Hike to Sørvágsvatn or Leitisvatn

​The largest lake in the Faroe Islands, above the ocean surrounded by high cliffs when viewed from afar gives an impression that the lake is tilted towards the ocean, but spills over in one small waterfall. It is one of the most popular and easiest hikes in the Faroe Islands. 

Faroe Islands - Hike to Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn

6. Explore the Village of Gjogv 

Have you seen the pictures of a beautiful sea gorge in the Faroe Islands? That sea gorge is in the village of Gjogv and the village is named after this gorge. 

Gjogv is one of the must-see places in the Faroe Islands and there are numerous hikes around the village. The hike I would highly recommend is to Ambadalur valley which starts from the village and has stunning views over the sea and the mountains. 

Faroe Islands - Explore the village of Gjogv

7. Take the Helicopter Ride 

For an unforgettable experience in the Faroe Islands, take the helicopter ride which is the cheapest in the world for less than 25$. The helicopter is funded with public tax money to help locals and transport goods quickly between the islands. The tourists are allowed to take only one-way flight which must be booked in advance. The most popular helicopter flight is between the island of Vagar and Mykines which is stunning views of the cliffs often hidden in thick fog. 

Faroe Islands - Take a Helicopter Ride

Bonus Tip. Stay at Campsites

The Faroe Islands are expensive but can be easily visited on a budget by staying at the numerous campsites all over the islands. There are excellent campsites with great facilities and locations. One of the most beautiful campsites is on the island of Mykines. 

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