Faroe Islands Quick Guide

The Faroe Islands is an independent semi-desert island cluster, part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It contains 18 volcanic, rocky islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, bordered by ice-ridden roads, causeways, bridges and ferries. Hikers and nature-lovers are attracted to the small, unevenly rounded mountains, slopes and green, damp grasslands, and white, steep cliffs that shelter hundreds of species of birds. Wikipedia

There are five islands Dronningholm, Keflavik, Gardestad, Fosen and Holgujara. Holgujara Island is the largest and most industrialized, with its airport and numerous businesses on the island's periphery. Most visitors arrive by airplane or boat to reach Dronningholm and its neighboring islands. A car rental in Faroe Islands will enable you to easily reach your resort and surrounding areas.

You can hire a car rental in Faroe Islands to make your holiday to this scenic region even more convenient and enjoyable. A Faroese car rental comes handy for your holiday in a number of ways. Firstly, it allows you to make your tour plans flexible, since the consignment manager will decide the best times to visit the islands according to your preferences. Moreover, you won't have to worry about procrastination or missing a ferry or a train. You will also save time by choosing the shortest route, which saves you both time and energy.

You can get a car rental in Faroe Islands from any airport in the chain as well as major cities like Tivoli, Copenhagen, Skopelag, Malmo, Espil, Rouen and many others. Most major European airlines like Lufthansa, Ryanair, British Airways and Citibank offer flights to this scenic island chain. If you are travelling with family or friends, a rented car enables you to enjoy more freedom and flexibility. You may pick up your vehicle at any one of the marinas, which are located throughout the chain.

From the marinas you may take a ferry to your resort or to your chosen destination. The Faroe Islands car ferry service operates daily during the summer and all major holidays. The ferries depart from the Faroe Islands' main airport, departing twice an hour. Alternatively, you may drive your car to your resort, where a ferry will pick you up. If you prefer to ride the car ferry, it is essential to prepare in advance, as holidaymakers often find that the ferries run fully booked from May until September.

Another way to travel Faroe islands is by sea. You can book one of the many Faroese fishing charters to experience local fishing. A holiday in Faroes is an excellent choice for nature lovers, as the islands are home to thousands of different species of flora and fauna. One must try the local Faroe wine which is available at all fine dining establishments. For souvenirs, Faroes are ideal because locals make such great jewellery and pottery.

Faroe Islands travel guide says that to get the best out of Faroe's landscape, you should invest in quality outdoor clothing like hiking boots. Hiking boots are made from water resistant materials like suede. Also, choose a breathable fabric when buying hiking boots so that your feet don't overheat while hiking in the snow or rain. It is also important to pack some extra food and drinks as Faroe Islands has fantastic fresh seafood in restaurants, but you should prepare a list of what you need to take with you in order to avoid getting lost.

The Tj RMNuv Kebabs Festival in June and the Faroe Islands Walking Tour in August are two ways to spend quality time with family and friends in Faroe Islands. The festival is held every year in honour of TjRM, the Faroe Islands first mason. The festival celebrates the craftsmanship of the Faroe Islands craftsmen and highlights them through exhibits and performances. Also, the tour guides offer the visitors to take part in a walking tour, where they can learn about the culture, history and traditions of Faroe Islands. These tours are held throughout the year and are very popular with families and groups planning to visit Faroe Islands in summer.

What vaccinations do I need?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Faroe Islands are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel?

Best time to visit?

June through August is the most popular time to visit the Faroe Islands. Not only is the weather warmer, more settled and less wet than during winter, but the days are long, promising 19 hours 45 minutes of daylight on 21 June (the longest day).

Do I need a Visa?

Faroe Islands tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Kingdom for a stay up to 90 days.

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What currency do i need?

The official currency of Faroe Islands is the Danish Krone (DKK). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Faroe Islands you can grab amazing Danish Krone deals via Wise.com (GBP to DKK).

What about the wildlife?

Although nine species of wild land mammal have been reported on the Faroe Islands, only three have survived and are thriving on the islands today: mountain hare (Lepus timidus), brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the house mouse (Mus domesticus). Mountain hares were introduced from Kragerø in Norway in 1854.

What is the traditional food?

Faroese food? The Faroese dishes can consist of whale meat, whale blubber, dried fish, and dried lamb meat, which is called skerpikjøt. The kalda borðið (cold table) is used for festive occasions. Whale meat can also be boiled or, less traditionally, fried as steaks.

What Languages are spoken?

The national language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese. Danish is the official second language and is taught in schools at an early age. English is the also taught in schools and is spoken by most people. You can learn some basic Faroese before you travel to Faroe Islands and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip?

The currency in Faroe Islands is the Danish Krone (Just like everywhere in the nordics tipping is not necessary and not expected.).

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