The islands are a paradise for birds. Mykines attracts thousands of puffins during the breeding seasons and Nolsoy is probably the biggest colony of European storm-petrels. Overall, the islands are home to over 300 species and you can experience a variety of guided tours during which birds are often netted and ringed to assist with monitoring.
Nature is never far away in the Faroe Islands making it a perfect destination for hiking, cycling and sailing. The traditional Faroese boats, with their Viking heritage, offer a unique way to explore the islands. Fishing has sustained these islands for thousands of years and there are plenty of opportunities to experience deep sea and fly fishing.
The capital city of Tórshavn is home to black tarred wooden houses with grass roofs, the architecturally impressive Nordic House cultural centre and the historic fort of Skansin, which was used as a British military base during the second world war. Head south to the historic town of Kirkjubøur to discover the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral and St Olavs Church, and the Viking age Kirkjubøur rhinestone.