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There are numerous of the very best things to do in the Faroe Islands that you’ll really have a hard time to discover a beginning point. I indicate, the Faroe Islands are a beautiful little nation, set down in between Iceland and Scotland.

And, you understand what, they’re too amazing to miss out on! These volcanic islands are a picture-perfect location to check out, particularly as the landscape feels so unaffected, looked after and absolutely beautiful.

I’m currently itching to return to the Faroe Islands, it actually was simply sensational.

One of the very best methods I’ve discovered to explain the islands resembles an Iceland without even a portion of the visitors. Whilst checking out the island, I nearly seemed like we were the only ones here. It felt dreamy and so picturesque.

Anyway, before I babble on any longer, I wished to share a map I produced to assist you prepare a few of the finest things to do in the Faroe Islands.

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Take an appearance listed below and with any of our posts, pop us a message or remark if you require any assistance preparing your Faroe Islands experience.

1.) See the puffins of Mykines

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Who are they you ask; puffins!

Mykines a small little island on the west coast of Vagar Island. There are 2, reasonably simple methods to get here. The very first is by helicopter from the primary airport.

The flight is around 6 costs and minutes are reasonably low (around $40). The good news is, there’s no requirement to break your piggy bank for this helicopter transit!

If you ‘d choose to keep away from the skies, you can head over to Mykines through ferryboat, too. Truthfully, you’ll like seeing these stunning little puffins– they’re not even the tiniest bit terrified either. A genuinely memorable experience and among the finest things to do in the Faroe Islands.

It’s finest to check out in the summertime, you’ll be sorely dissatisfied if you check out in winter season when the puffins aren’t in home.

2.) Discover Mulafossur Waterfall

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Mulafossur waterfall is around 20 minutes drive from the primary airport of the Faroe Islands, head west in your vehicle and explore this stunning shoreline and small little town.

If you head here around early night, head towards the coast neglecting Tindhólmur Island. It actually is among the very best things to do in the Faroe Islands when you head out checking out in the vehicle.

Read more: What to see at Mulafossur Waterfall

3.) Trek to Lake Sørvágsvatn

Sørvágsvatn is among the most remarkable lakes I’ve ever seen. It actually falls off the edge of the cliffs right into the sea listed below. It’ll take you around 1 hour to trek to the edge of the cliffs (particularly from the roadway) so make certain you take your comfortable shoes … I failed on my face in a muddy puddle!

Also, simply a caution, these cliffs are VERY high– if the Atlantic winds are gushing, make certain to stand far from the edge. It’s much better to be safe (no matter how cool a picture may look).

Read more on getting to Sørvágsvatn, right here

4.) Trip the waves around Vestmanna

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The shoreline around Vestmanna is a lovely location to find.

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Head to the town itself and take among the boat tours of the imposing cliffs of the Faroe Islands. It’s a lovely method to invest a couple of hours exploring this unaffected landscape.

Read more on the best boat tour in the Faroe Islands

5.) Discover the stunning Saksun Church

On the west of the Faroe Islands, Saksun Church is a charming little holy place on the island of Streymory.

You’ll discover on a couple of homes around this location, it nearly seems like you’re in the middle of no place.

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Spend an hour approximately checking out the location, waterfalls and the lakes close by.

Now, how can you get any much better than this, eh? It actually is among the very best things to do in the Faroe Islands.

6.) Check out the greatest waterfall in the nation, Fossa Waterfall

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Near Nesvík on Streymoy Island, Fossa Waterfall is quite simple to discover, particularly as it’s simply off among the primary roadways on the island.

Though, be alerted, when I state ‘primary roadway’ it normally gets like one vehicle ever fifteen minutes.

Read more on how to get to Fossa Waterfall

7.) Head over to Gjógv

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After checking out Fossa Waterfall, drive throughout to Gjógv, a charming little town on the remarkable shoreline.

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Take a roam around the sensational wood homes and see a genuine town that’s beautiful to check out.

Read more: What to pack for the Faroe Islands

8.) Stroll the coasts around Sund

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Perched a little north of the capital city, Tórshavn, the sea inlets around Sund are an ideal location to stop and appreciate the remarkable landscape of this nation (gosh, I’m conscious of the number of times I’ve stated drastically; however it actually is).

Wander the serene coasts that are quickly reached from the airport by the underground sea tunnels that go below the ocean and connect the islands together. Surreal?

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9.) Enjoy the Sunset at Syðradalur

Facing the small island of Koltur, Syðradalur is a stunner of a location that is quickly reached from the capital. It’s around 25 minutes, approximately, by the vehicle and quite simple to check out.

The drive here is on the older roadway that crawls on top of the mountainsides, it provides some amazing views, particularly at sundown.

10.) Trip a horse throughout the nation

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Not lots of individuals understand however the Faroe Islands have their own special type of horses that were nearly extinct and still threatened as Icelandic Horses were brought over to the islands.

When we checked out, we rode the Icelandic horses (at this place) as obviously they have better characters and obviously the regional horses lip to nip a little and are really persistent (sounds a bit like me!).

Read more: Horse riding in the Faroe Islands

11.) Go to the earliest Parliament place on the planet

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Tinganes is among the earliest locations of Torshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands. Not just that, however it’s likewise among the earliest governmental and parliament conference points throughout the entire world.

Steeped in history and historical grass-roofed structures, it’s a beautiful location to check out whilst in this small city.

Read more: Best places to see in Torshavn

12.) Speed throughout the Atlantic Ocean

If you’re trying to find an adrenaline-fuelled experience, get on board the RIB 62 boats that shoot off into the cold North Atlantic ocean.

I swear, it was so quick and I didn’t stop shouting however it was well worth it when we headed into the stunning little caverns and inaccessible shorelines of a few of the smaller sized islands.

Read more: Complete guide and itinerary to visit the Faroe Islands

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