Set adrift in the Atlantic 200 miles north of the UK, the Faroe Islands are a wild land of jagged coastlines, green-carpeted fjords and grass-roofed churches. And, despite their secluded setting, more and more of us are making the pilgrimage out there.
Although over-tourism is far from a worry, the islanders are keen to preserve their pristine setting. So, between Friday 26 and Sunday 28 April, they’re inviting 100 volunteers to work on the islands’ major tourism sights, lending a hand to construct viewpoints, set up signs and build walking paths.
Other than the flight ticket, all accommodation, food and transport is taken care of, culminating in a celebratory meal on the Saturday night. Sign-ups are open now.
For those of you who can’t make it, or would rather keep your holiday a holiday, the Faroe Islands are open the rest of the year round. Indeed, with super-scenic routes and a network of island-linking tunnels, they're perfect for a unique road trip. Expect to spot everything from cutesy puffins and multicoloured villages to great rolling pastures as smooth as a snooker table. Indeed, it’s ideal for both a short getaway and a weeklong examination:
Faroe Islands Short Break
Take in the unique culture of the vibrant Faroese capital with a stay in a grass-roofed hotel before turning out into the archipelago’s natural wonders. You’ll enjoy scenic coastal drives, puffin islands and the region’s Viking heritage, showcased at the superb Saga Museum.
Classic Tour Faroe Islands
Alongside the delights of our shorter itinerary, this in-depth route brings you out to the lesser-visited outlying islands. It’s the chance to head right off the beaten track and really immerse yourself among the archipelago’s wild beauty. Expect everything from wild mountains to quaint villages and near-thousand-year-old churches.
Saksun village, the Faroe Islands