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Faroe Islands

Eighteen volcanic islands of mystical natural beauty, the Faroe Islands are a raw, untamed paradise. Discover bird colonies, turf-covered houses and spine-tingling legends.

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  • 51,999

    Population

  • 1,399

    LAND AREA (KM²)

  • 882m

    Highest peak (Slættaratindur)

  • 274,000

    Marine AREA (KM²)

Scientific Tourism in the Faroe Islands

A WONDER SEEKERS trip will enthuse and inspire you to learn about the real Faroe Islands: their magnificent geographical features, wild bird colonies, underwater grottos and Viking heritage.

Our immersive travel adventures will take you beyond the superficial for a unique, immersive experience. From the giant Trøllkonufingur monolith to the underwater kelp forests, the Kirkjubøur rhinestone to the seemingly floating Lake Sørvágsvatn, the Faroe Islands offer a wealth of opportunities for discovery and learning. And that’s before we even touch on the legend of the Nix. 

WONDER SEEKERS experiences are founded on the principles of sustainable travel and eco-tourism. The Faroe Islands has been breaking new ground in this area with the annual ‘Closed for Maintenance, Open for Voluntourism’ initiative. This sees the islands close to tourists and open only for 100 carefully selected volunteers who work to preserve the islands.

Birds

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

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.

Discover the Faroe Islands

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.

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