Why should you travel to the Faroe Islands

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Why should you travel to the Faroe Islands

Several good reasons to travel

In the deep North Atlantic lie 18 beautiful islands just waiting to be discovered. The Faroes are synonymous with unspoilt beauty and untouched nature, new Nordic cuisine, preserved architecture, the world’s cleanest air and freshest water. An exciting and unique combination of nature and culture at their best. 

This is why Lonely Planet chose the Faroes Islands as one of the planet’s top travel destinations and National Geographic Traveller named the Faroe Islands the world’s most unspoilt islands. This is where you can immerse yourself in scenery most people recognise from The Lord of the Rings films. 

Nowhere in the Faroe Islands will you be further than 5 km from the ocean and from everywhere you can enjoy breath-taking views of its more than 340 mountaintops. The large swathes of untouched landscapes are also easy to access. Of the 18 islands, 17 are accessible and 6 are interconnected by bridge or tunnel. And this is part of what makes the Faroe Islands so special; while you are surrounded by incredible untamed landscapes in the middle of the North Atlantic, every modern comfort is available to you.


You simply have to experience the green cliff islands, which the Vikings fell in love with over 1000 years ago when they settled down and started building the society of hospitable people, who are so eager to welcome today’s visitors.  


On our website you will find our selection of self-drive holiday packages. You can choose between spending your nights at a hotel in Tórshavn, out in the countryside at a guesthouse or more privately in a holiday home. Or perhaps you choose to go island hopping, perhaps the best way to experience the Faroes. 


Our holiday packages have been carefully designed to let your holiday begin as soon as you board the MS Norröna, which will whisk you across the incredible North Atlantic. First you head out along the Norwegian mountainsides, then onwards close past the Shetland Islands and finally dropping anchor in Tórshavn in the Faroes. You get to take your own car along and on board we will have a cabin for two ready for you.  In the Faroes you have a choice between staying at a hotel, guesthouse or holiday home. 


Our travel consultants live in the Faroes and would be very happy to help you book your dream holiday. Just call them on +298 345900 or write to booking@smyrilline.com 

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We are proud to be announced on Forbes list "15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018"

We are proud to be announced on Forbes list "15 Coolest Places to Go in 2018"

“These cultural offerings are front and center on the global stage at the moment, but swarms of tourists haven’t yet descended.”


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