Tourism in Faroe Islands, Denmark

The Faroe Islands are one of the most beautiful places in the North Atlantic. They attract tourists with their landscapes and nature, as well as large bird colonies. This is a great place for hiking and fishing.

The Faroe Islands are best visited during the summer months when rainfall is unlikely and the weather is warm and comfortable.

The official language of the islands is Faroese (a modified version of the Old Norse language), almost all residents understand Danish, and English is widely spoken.

Geography in Faroe Islands, Denmark

According to PSYKNOWHOW.COM, the Faroe Islands include 18 islands with a total area of 1399 sq. km, which are located in the North Atlantic in the Norwegian Sea between the Shetland Islands and Iceland.

The surface of the islands is a volcanic plateau, the average heights are 300 m above sea level, the highest point is the peak of Slaettaratindur on the island of Osteroy (882 m). The coastline is heavily indented and is mainly represented by fjords. All islands are inhabited, except for the small island of Little Dimun.

The largest island is Stremoy, on which the capital is located – Torshavn.

Climate in Faroe Islands, Denmark

The Faroe Islands have a temperate maritime type of climate. The warm Gulf Stream passes along their shores, which softens the harsh weather conditions characteristic of such high latitudes – winter here proceeds without severe frosts, and summers are cool. Throughout the year, strong winds blow in the Faroe Islands, fogs are very frequent. The coldest month is January. The daytime temperature in January is about 4..6 degrees Celsius, and at night it drops to 0 degrees. The hottest month is July, during the daytime the air warms up to +13..+15 degrees, and at night it is about 8..10 degrees of heat.

During the year, up to 2000 mm of precipitation falls on the Faroe Islands (mostly in the form of rain). Most of the precipitation falls in autumn and winter. The maximum amount of precipitation is observed in December – up to 200 mm, and the minimum – in June (50-60 mm).

The temperature of coastal waters does not fall below 10 degrees Celsius all year round due to the warm current.

Best time to visit: The
Faroe Islands are best visited during the summer months when rainfall is unlikely and the weather is warm and comfortable.

Types of Tourism in Faroe Islands, Denmark

ECOTOURISM

Numerous colonies of birds have settled on the Faroe Islands, so the main excursions offered to tourists are visiting bird habitats. Island walking tours are very popular. There are even eight-day walking tours with local guides that start from the southernmost point of the Faroe Islands – Arkaberg, and end with the northernmost – Cape Enniberg.

DIVING

The waters around the Faroe Islands are among the cleanest in the world. The water temperature changes little during the year, from +10 degrees in summer to +7 degrees in winter. Visibility is 10-15m depending on weather conditions, the best conditions for diving are in winter when visibility is at its highest. Mostly divers come to Faroe Islands to go wreck diving, because you can find several shipwrecks in the coastal waters, and near the island of Nolsoy you can watch the behavior of seals underwater.

FISHING

In the coastal waters of the Faroe Islands, cod and eel are found, and sometimes halibut is found. Here you can rent all the necessary equipment and take a boat ride to the most popular places – the islands of Nolsoy (ideal for cod fishing) or the islands of Litla and Stora Dimun.

EXCURSIONS

Excursion program in the Faroe Islands includes visiting the capital of the islands, small villages, bird colonies, and boat trips in coastal waters.

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Country directory Faroe Islands, Denmark

To travel to the Faroe Islands, you need to apply for a tourist visa at the Danish Embassy. Denmark is one of the countries of the Schengen agreement, therefore, to travel to the islands, you need to apply for a Schengen visa. To do this, the Embassy of Denmark is provided with:

– a signed invitation from Denmark, which indicates the full name of the applicant, passport number, a clearly stated purpose of the visit and its financing, time of stay in Denmark (number of days),

– a valid foreign passport, valid for at least 3 months from the expiry date of the visa,

– copies of previous visas of the Schengen Union,

– a completed application form in 2 copies,

– 3 color photographs,

– a certificate from the place of work, which should indicate the date of receipt of the workplace, position held, salary, expected vacation period,

– medical insurance policy and its copy.

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 50 grams of tobacco can be entered duty-free into the Faroe Islands; 1 liter of spirits or 2 liters of fortified wine; 2 liters of table wines; 50 ml perfume.

The import of drugs, weapons, poisons, psychotropic substances is prohibited. Import of national and foreign currency is not limited.

The export of foreign currency, with the exception of gold coins, is not limited, and the national currency – if the amount exceeds 50 thousand Danish crowns, you can export if there is confirmation that it was imported or purchased in foreign currency.

Faroe Islands, Denmark, embassy website: http://www.ambmoskva.um.dk/ru/

Embassy in Country directory Faroe Islands, Denmark

Faroe Islands, Denmark, embassy in Moscow
Prechistensky lane, 9.

Tel.: 775-01-90.

Fax: 775-01-91.

Faroe Islands, Denmark, embassy website: http://www.ambmoskva.um.dk/ru/

Faroe Islands, Denmark, Russian Embassy in the country:
Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in the Faroe Islands:

T├│rshavn, Eystara Bryggja, Postbox 47, FO-110

Tel.: (298) 31-70-85

Fax: (298) 31-44-99

Tourism in Faroe Islands, Denmark