Faroe Islands Overview
Visit the Faroe Islands. Towering out of the north Atlantic, the enigmatic Faroes remain a mystery to many. Situated northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway, these 18 individual islands are home to an array of spectacular natural sights. Rugged cliffs with cascading waterfalls that connect land to sea, brightly coloured houses with grassy roofs and an abundance of wildlife make this a unique and memorable destination for the curious traveller. Here, you can step back into the Middle Ages at Tórshavn – one of the world’s smallest capitals; you can indulge in delicious Faroese cuisine, which is still prepared to traditional, ancient methods that include smoking, fermenting, drying and salting; and you can soak up the wonders of the natural world at every turn.
Country Information - Faroe Islands
- Visa - American citizens must hold a visa valid for up to three months, or a residence permit.
- Currency - The official currencies of the Faroe Islands are the Danish krone and Faroese króna
- How to Dress - It's important to pack for convenience in the Faroe Islands. Temperatures can plummet in the winter so pack for cold weather. A good pair of thermals is recommended
- Cultural Differences - The culture of the Faroe islands stems from its Nordic roots and as such it shares many traditions with Norway.
- Language - The official language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese
- Tipping - You are not obliged to tip in the Faroe Islands but it is appreciated.