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On top of Scotland are small groups of islands lying nearby on the Norwegian Sea. The farthest archipelago is Faroe Islands, which is a territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. Its position roughly between Norway and Iceland makes it a strategic port for various ships going in the area. Travellers thinking of going to this part of Europe will find populated islands, relaxing nature spots, clean air, and fresh food. Faraway from the active vibe of the mainland, travellers on a getaway will find themselves relaxing with the slow pace of life in Faroe Islands.

Those new to the islands will find that music is an important activity here. The lyrical bent of the Faroese is particularly popular with personalities such as Eivør Pálsdottir whose modern interpretation of folk music has caught ears in the European community. Clothes made from wool are the norm here, as its insulating and water-repellent characteristics suit the way of life in the islands. These make a major part of their exports, which proudly display a part of the Faroese heritage.

What to see & do

Travellers will find Faroe Islands fascinating for its unspoilt natural views. Climb up to the highest parts of the islands, and one will find views that are breath-taking at any time of the day. The sight of the deep blue waters of the North Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea can be calming yet exhilarating to the senses, especially when a breeze blows by. From here, one can go down to the shore and go down to an exciting underwater paradise. The varied seabed features a wide expanse of seaweed forests as well as drop-offs and grottos. In between this watery topography are colourful fishes and other marine creatures.

Those who prefer to stay above ground will find a lot of breeding birds in various parts of the islands. Puffin birds, kittiwakes, gannet, and other avian creatures flock here during the mating season to propagate their species. This can be an amazing sight, but one has to be careful not to spook the wee birds. Watching from a safe distance with a pair of binoculars is a better way than coming near them. This way, one can avoid a bird attack which can happen if they feel threatened.

One can also visit one of the world's most environmentally-friendly villages in Gjógv. It has won the Nature & Environmental Award from the Nordic Council, which attests to its cleanliness and consciousness in following green living standards. The little village is picturesque with a long seawater-filled gorge that runs north from the village. This can be an entrancing sight in its beauty, which can persuade one to stay in the nearby camping site just by the local guesthouse.

Local festivals are also fun to join in Faroe Islands. The list changes every year, which can be fun to look forward to. Travellers participating in the festivities can interact with the locals, converse with them, and find out more about their way of life. From here, one can dine with a group in a restaurant that uses fresh ingredients from the marketplace. Faroe Islands are well-known for their organic food, which health buffs can enjoy.

How to get around within Faroe Islands

Travellers will find a variety of options in public transportation in the islands. One way to get around is by boat, especially when exploring the different isles. Those staying on land ride the buses ready to take passengers to different points in an island. Some of the bigger islands let one enjoy a turn at the wheel of a rented car, which can be pleasing for those who want to take care of their own commute. Bicycle is also another popular way to go around, especially when going to the hilly areas.

How to get there

Travellers going to visit Faroe Islands will most likely land on Vágar Airport. Airlines serving here are Atlantic Airways and Atlantic Airways Helicopter which flies from nearby countries such as Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Iceland.

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