The tiny Faroe Islands belong to Denmark, and they make a great holiday destination if you are looking for something a little different and definitely off the beaten track. Here are a few things you should keep in mind if you want to spend some time there.
The weather in the Faroe Islands is very unpredictable, and it can change dramatically in a matter of minutes. The North Atlantic location is the reason for the variable weather, and it is a good idea to have a contingency plan each day as you might have to cancel your original plans at a moment’s notice. However, the climate is actually relatively mild, and it is rare to get temperature extremes.
Great for Twitchers
Anyone who enjoys birdwatching as a hobby will love to spend a few days in the Faroe Islands. It is estimated that more than 300 species of sea birds have their home on the islands. In the summer, the island of Mykines is home to a very large colony of puffins. It is important to remember that you need to pay a fee to hike near the colony.
Existing Language Skills
While it is always great to learn at least a few words of another language when you are on holiday, it is not absolutely necessary as English is widely spoken throughout the islands. Faroese is a tricky language; it can be hard to pick up even a few phrases if you do not have much time before the trip.
Make It Fit Your Budget
The Faroe Islands are not ideal if you are on a low budget, but there are ways to make it work for you. Accommodation will be your highest expense, but you can save a lot of money if you are prepared to camp, although the weather might put you off.