Hidden Paradise: Unveiling the Mystical Beauty of Faroe Islands at the 62nd Parallel

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Faroe Islands, these fascinating island jewels nestled between sky and sea, at the 62nd parallel. Between wild landscapes and authentic traditions, let yourself be carried away by the magic of this extraordinary Nordic archipelago.

In the grandiose North Atlantic, the Faroe archipelago stretches like a necklace of precious stones. More than sheep so many inhabitants, a capricious climate and breathtaking landscapes make these islands a unique experience for travelers in search of authenticity.

A wild and untamed territory

The Faroe Islands consist of eighteen main islands located halfway between Iceland and the Shetland Islands. With only 50,000 inhabitants and around 80,000 sheep, the archipelago offers a striking contrast between raw nature and small, picturesque towns. The summit of Nestindar, culminating at 788 meters, perfectly illustrates the dramatic relief of this territory.

Unpredictable but fascinating weather

With its 260 days of rain annually, the Faroe Islands could discourage the less adventurous. However, this unpredictable weather contributes to the mystical atmosphere of the archipelago. Chasing the rays of the sun, sometimes you just have to jump in a car to discover a luminous and enchanting landscape.

Sheep breeding: cultural and economic pillar

The history of the Faroe Islands is closely linked to sheep farming, introduced by the Vikings in the 9th century. The sheep, for which the islands are named, graze on the hills and cliffs, the latter often inaccessible without rope. Their meat has a unique flavor, fertilized by seabird guano.

Spectacular landscapes and magical waterfalls

Nature is king in the Faroe Islands. Take Gásadalur, for example, nestled in a natural cirque and famous for its waterfall that flows directly into the ocean. While exploring the islands, it is not uncommon to encounter breathtaking vistas and natural wonders that defy the laws of gravity.

A charming micro-capital: Tórshavn

Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, combines historical charm and modernity. Stroll through the streets of the Reyn district, among the wooden houses painted in bright colors, and discover a city where past and present come together harmoniously.

Unmissable excursions

  • Vagar and the village of Gásadalur with its waterfall.
  • Mykines, a bird paradise, where you can observe puffins and gannets.
  • Vestmanna on Streymoy, from where boat excursions depart to the dizzying cliffs.
  • Callur on Kalsoy for breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

A rich and musically diverse culture

The Faroe Islands have developed a rich culture, particularly marked by music. The Tutl boutique, run by Kristian Blak, exhibits the musical diversity of the archipelago, ranging from ethnic to experimental. Traditional songs, the Kvæ.i, also bear witness to this with their numerous verses.

A booming local gastronomy

Tórshavn’s culinary scene is thriving. Restaurant Koks, with a Michelin star since 2017, embodies the gastronomic revival of the Faroe Islands. Other establishments like Roks And Katrina Christiansen continue to impress the palates of visitors with refined and typically local dishes.

Practical and useful for your stay

  • Go
    Atlantic Airways operates direct flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Vágar. Website : atlantic.fo
  • Best season
    May to August, although warm clothing is required.
  • Roads
    The Faroes’ roads are in excellent condition, with several islands connected by bridges and underwater tunnels.
  • Visit the tourist office website for more information: visitfaroeislands.com