Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Top 5 Sights in Torshavn

Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Top 6 Sights in Torshavn

Torshavn is the capital city of the Faroe Islands. This small nation consists of a group of 18 islands and it’s north of Scotland and west of Norway. While the country is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, you won’t see many Danish flags here. This is a proud and patriotic country, a beautiful one Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Top 6 Sights in Torshavn[…]

Watching Northern Ireland Bate The Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn and Go Top of the Group

“Teenage dreams so hard to bate” – The Undertones It wasn’t Fearghal Sharkey, Norman Whiteside or Colin Clarke that got me into supporting Northern Ireland. It was my Dad. My Dad, Joe Blair is a veteran of over 200 Northern Ireland matches down the years. He dare not count them, but in the past 50 Read more about Watching Northern Ireland Bate The Faroe Islands 3-1 in Torshavn and Go Top of the Group[…]

Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Day Hike to Traelanipa, Lake Sørvágsvatn, Vagar Island

After arriving into the Faroe Islands and exploring the village of Sorvagur while staying in the Guesthouse Hugo, it was decided that we would do the day hike to the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. This was one of two day hikes we did on Vagar island, the other being to the village of Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Day Hike to Traelanipa, Lake Sørvágsvatn, Vagar Island[…]

Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Saksun on Streymoy Island

The Faroe Islands are a sensational place for the avid backpacker. My journey through 7 of the 18 islands in a magical 6 days here will live long in my memory. I toured Gasadalur, Sorvagur, Midvagur, the north eastern islands, Lake Sorvagstvatn, Gjogv, Kirkjubour and the capital city of Torshavn, but an unexpected highlight was the Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Saksun on Streymoy Island[…]

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Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Gjogv on Eysturoy Island

My crazy time in the Faroe Islands took me to 7 of the 18 islands over an intense 6 day period in this often neglected country in the backpacking world. I used a mix of buses, boats, hiking and also a hired car to get around on 2 of those days. For the trip to the Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Gjogv on Eysturoy Island[…]

Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Historic Kirkjubour on Streymoy Island

The sublime Faroe Islands continued to shock. I had six quick days here and they were action packed to the core. I managed to visit 7 of the 18 islands in the country and one of the last villages we toured was Kirkjubour on Streymoy Island. Streymoy Island is the island where the capital city Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Exploring Historic Kirkjubour on Streymoy Island[…]

Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Hiking from Bour to Gasadalur on Vagar Island

Having based myself in the village of Sorvagur on Vagar Island to start with, I met up with a fellow backpacker from the USA – Katie from Boston. Katie was staying in the same place as me at Guesthouse Hugo and we decided to do some travelling and hiking together. We had already explored the Read more about Backpacking in the Faroe Islands: Hiking from Bour to Gasadalur on Vagar Island[…]

Staying at the Best Hotel in the Faroe Islands: The 4* Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn

The Faroe Islands are magical and you might have seen me raving about them on my Facebook Page or posting regularly on Instagram some epic photos from this tiny, often neglected country. My visit in 2015 saw me visit 7 of the 18 Faroe Islands as I hiked, toured, backpacked and watched football in this Read more about Staying at the Best Hotel in the Faroe Islands: The 4* Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn[…]

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