*August 2014* Faroe Islands 11 Nights Return Flights £204.66pp (not sure if this is an error as similar flights are £900? @ ( 14th - 25th August 2014) @ Opodo
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*August 2014* Faroe Islands 11 Nights Return Flights £204.66pp (not sure if this is an error as similar flights are £900? @ ( 14th - 25th August 2014) @ Opodo

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Found 19th Feb 2014
Hmm not sure about this - but compared to other flights it seems rather cheap especially for August if this is what you are after then it seems a bargain.

Here is some information I have found on the net:

Why go?

For something completely different, a world away from the standard bucket-and-spade break on the beaches of the Mediterranean. Few places are more splendid in their isolation than this windswept 18-island archipelago, hewn from volcanic basalt and flung into the far reaches of the North Atlantic.

Familiar to most only from the shipping forecast, the Faroe Islands – an autonomous province of Denmark – are at the mercy of the Gulf Stream with a climate that is changeable at best, and sometimes tempestuous. Head elsewhere if you prefer your sunshine guaranteed. Yet, this unpredictability can also be an asset. An extraordinary light plays on the islands, as forms take shape, ebb, fade and change character in tandem with the mist, wind, rain and sunshine.

Towering sea cliffs front the northern islands, where human life would seem implausible were it not for the brightly coloured timber houses that dot the landscape. Starkly beautiful mountainous interiors stretch for mile upon mile, often with nary another soul to disturb the solitude of hikers. The gentler southern islands are also prime territory for summer walks, punctuated at every turn by waterfalls, or the call of an oyster-catcher or curlew. Indeed, these islands are a haven for bird life; cliff-face vantage points are staked out by puffin, guillemot, Arctic terns and many other species, which all number among the millions of winged visitors each summer.
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Don’t dismiss Tórshavn either. The islands’ low-key capital (population about 19,000) on the main island of Streymoy is a surprisingly quirky place, with a distinct sense of style. It is also a veritable metropolis compared to most of the islands’ other settlements, which largely rely on fishing for sustenance, and, occasionally, a traditional, controversial, pilot whale hunt.

To see island life at its most exuberant, consider a visit on July 28 and 29, when many Faroese cram into Tórshavn for the Ólavsøka Festival, a two-day celebration, with the focal point a traditional Viking rowing race.

Get there by

Plane. Atlantic Airways (00 298 34 10 00; atlantic.fo) operates a twice-weekly service from London Stansted to the main airport on Vágar during summer (until September 1). A return flight costs from about £300. The tour operator Sunvil Discovery (020 8568 4499; www.sunvil.co.uk) also operates package holidays to the islands.

Stay at
Hotel Føroyar (00 298 317500; www.hotelforoyar.com), one of the islands’ most comfortable hotels. Don’t be put off by its location, a 20-minute walk up the slope above Tórshavn. This is a boon as its rooms – minimalist with Nordic designer furnishings and grass roofs – all have a fine view over the city's harbour and beyond to the island of Nólsoy. A double room, including breakfast, costs from 1700 kroner (£200) when booked online. It also has an excellent restaurant (see ‘Have dinner at’ below).

Kerjalon Hostel is run by the same people as the Hotel Føroyar (see above), and has the same location and views with basic lodging from 205 kroner (£25) per person for a double room.

The Gjáargarður Hotel (00 298 42 31 71; www.gjaargardur.fo) in Gjógv, about an hour from Tórshavn, is perhaps the ideal place for a taste of the rugged, remote beauty of the Faroe Islands in a comfortable setting. This cosy, welcoming guest house – also with a grass roof – has spectacular views across to the island of Kalsoy. Sandwiched by dramatic mountains, it is understandably popular, so book as far in advance as you can. A double room with breakfast costs from 700 kroner (£85).

Spend the morning

Getting your bearings in Tórshavn, one the world’s smallest capital cities, amid the grass roofs and restored timber houses – including the president’s office – of Tinganes, the tiny historical old town. Then hike out to Kirkjubøur, an easy walk leading to a ruined stone cathedral, and an ancient farm house that has been in the same family for 17 generations (visits cost 30 kroner/ £3.50). The number 101 bus also runs here from Tórshavn.

Have lunch

On the hills, with a pre-prepared picnic. If the weather keeps you in Tórshavn, head a block north of the main tourist office to Fish & Chips, a fast-food legacy of British military stationed here in the Second World War.

Spend the afternoon

If you have your own transport (recommended if you want to get to far reaches of the islands), drive beyond the airport to the tiny, cliff-top village of Gásadalur, a good starting point for walks. En route, stop at Bøur, a delightful, sleepy fishing village, with a small black sand beach.

Have dinner at

Koks restaurant at the Hotel Føroyar (see above), which has the islands’ finest dining. Using Faroese ingredients, the chef prepares a deliciously inventive, mostly seafood-based, dinner. The restaurant's setting, overlooking the harbour, is outstanding. A three-course meal costs 390 kroner (£45), not including wine. Closed Sundays. Áarstova (00 298 333000; www.aarstova.fo) in an historic timber house in central Tórshavn also does excellent seafood dishes (mains from £25). Hvonn Brasserie (00 298 350035; www.hvonn.fo) on the harbour is more affordable but less exciting, with mains from about £15.

Stay out late at

Café Natur on the harbour, one of the first places to open when the Faroe Islands relaxed draconian restrictions on alcohol in 1992. There is often live music, and it serves the islands’ Black Sheep beer, a lovely, dark lager.

Spend the next day

On Mykines, the most westerly of the Faroe Islands. This remote, wild island is a great place to spot puffins. You can book helicopter flights (135 kroner/£16) at the Atlantic Airways desk at the airport. It’s always best to have a plan B on the Faroes, and if weather scuppers your plans (a risk for Mykines), arrange a trip on the Norðlýsið (www.nordlysid.com; excursions from 300 kroner/ £35), a two-mast schooner that sails from Tórshavn harbour around Nólsoy island. On Tuesday afternoons, the voyage includes a stop for a haunting saxophone and horn concert in sea caves (this trip costs 450 kroner/ £54).

Shop at

The Guðrun & Guðrun (www.gudrungudrun.com) knitwear shop in Tórshavn, which sells the woollen sweater worn by the protagonist of The Killing television series on BBC 4. Sirri (www.sirri.fo) is another option in town, with knitwear made exclusively from Faroese wool. Fashion does not come cheaply, even at source – expect to play at least 1,000 kroner (£120) for a designer jumper.

What to avoid

Buying the real puffin beak ear-rings on sale in the main Tórshavn tourist office. Recycling, perhaps, but these will just seem wrong to many visitors.

More information: visitfaroeislands.com, atlantic.fo

61 Comments

Original Poster

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Edited by: "SunshineStacey" 19th Feb 2014

Nice stacey but what is there to do there

Original Poster

archer1204

Nice stacey but what is there to do there



read that blurb I put in the original post

SunshineStacey

read that blurb I put in the original post


I read it but 11 nights there

Fascinating as always SS, might be more my thing than some of the 'sunny' destinations. Think the nine year old will disagree.

Original Poster

archer1204

I read it but 11 nights there



I really dont know to be honest but though if this is what a certain person is looking for, I know there is at least one as they asked me about it somewhere here once?

I just spotted that it was hugely lower priced than any of the others so would be fair and share

archer1204

I read it but 11 nights there



Are you kidding? She's written the most info you could possibly hope an OP to write about a deal. If you want more than that, try this link:

google.co.uk

Maybe for a couple of days, but 11 nights, think I'll go crazy with that much puffin spotting

Original Poster

Henvig

Fascinating as always SS, might be more my thing than some of the 'sunny' … Fascinating as always SS, might be more my thing than some of the 'sunny' destinations. Think the nine year old will disagree.



Glad to hear that Hen, I have a cousin who is into this type of holiday as well, she has two young boys and they love going walking etc, so would be grand for the school holidays xxx

SunshineStacey

I really dont know to be honest but though if this is what a certain … I really dont know to be honest but though if this is what a certain person is looking for, I know there is at least one as they asked me about it somewhere here once?I just spotted that it was hugely lower priced than any of the others so would be fair and share



Well my last tour on the falklands was 6 months and theres pleny of things to do there

Well Archer, explore, walk, paint, meet the locals, fish, sail, investigate the geology, eat, sleep, stargaze, relax, switch off the mobile, twitch, just for starters.

Canoe, cycle, hill climb, drive, sketch...perhaps even drink, socialise, avoid the crowds, enjoy.

Is there a McDonalds?

backinstock

Is there a McDonalds?



I refer you to once upon a tynes post.

There is a burger king!

Follow this link and it shows you what you can do in the Faroes.
digitaljournal.com/art…455

Im sure they`ll lend you some sharp harpoons and butchering knives if you ask nicely.

Should it not say 409.32pp?

deallady

Things to do in the Faroe Island can be found @ Lonely Planet, Trip … Things to do in the Faroe Island can be found @ Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor and VisitFaroeIslands.com



Wondered when you would turn up, is it just me DL or is there no pleasing some peeps?

once_upon_a_tyne

Are you kidding? She's written the most info you could possibly hope an … Are you kidding? She's written the most info you could possibly hope an OP to write about a deal. If you want more than that, try this link:www.google.co.uk



Lol

Henvig

Wondered when you would turn up, is it just me DL or is there no pleasing … Wondered when you would turn up, is it just me DL or is there no pleasing some peeps?



Took me a little longer than expected lol, as much as I would like to disagree with you I can not, if you post a deal for an infant, they want it for children, if you post it for children they want it in the school holidays, if you get in the school holidays they don't want it to be cold and so on lol.

archer1204

Nice stacey but what is there to do there



I'd stick to Benidorm,you'll be amongst friends.

ooh maybe you could take part in a whale murdering.

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jamesdew

ooh maybe you could take part in a whale murdering.



why would you do that if you can afford to go holiday you wouldnt have to take part in the locals fully regulated hunting season to ensure your family can eat for the next 12 months!!!

Banned

Seems to be cheaper here £170.66 return
Edited by: "Lyrrad" 20th Feb 2014

archer1204

Nice stacey but what is there to do there



read that blurb I put in the original post
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Not sure it would take 11 days to read

skyscanner shows prices around the £200 mark for lots of dates throughout several months, £900 for a 2 hour flight is obviously inflated.

This is the sort of holiday I'd love, but I couldn't put up with the kids moaning for 11 days that they are bored

You could always watch them murder all those whales!! Barbaric people !

woosterwoo

You could always watch them murder all those whales!! Barbaric people !



Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate, but if you've never been in a slaughterhouse yes you may see it as barbaric. We're very detached from our food sources in this country, hell I used to know a veggie that had no idea cows had to get killed to make milk! The idea of humane slaughter is just thrown around to make people feel better about what they eat, its anything but.

I'm not sure I'd want to purposely watch a whale get killed anymore than watch another cow get killed, but I can hardly hold it against them when I'm a carnivore!

how bizarre some peoples comments are!! a deal is posted, nobody is trying to sell u this holiday)trip, so of its not ur thing why bother worrying what u mite do when u get there???;-)

I wouldn't set foot on the Faroe Islands.... Before you consider going Google "Faroe Islands whaling" and make your own decision

I have been to Denmark in the summer and its very hot, so I suppose this would have a similar climate.

tek-monkey

Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate, but if you've never been … Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate, but if you've never been in a slaughterhouse yes you may see it as barbaric. We're very detached from our food sources in this country, hell I used to know a veggie that had no idea cows had to get killed to make milk! The idea of humane slaughter is just thrown around to make people feel better about what they eat, its anything but.I'm not sure I'd want to purposely watch a whale get killed anymore than watch another cow get killed, but I can hardly hold it against them when I'm a carnivore!


Who said I was a veggie??
I think you'll find the way that they kill the Whales is barbaric, they just go out in the shallows and stab them to death (a slow death) They do it as it's been a tradition for centuries but it is not their main food source anymore, there is no need to do this at all.

Even the Faroe Islands Chief Medical Officer Dr Høgni Debes Joensen issued a press statement with a recommendation that the meat and blubber of pilot whales was no longer fit for human consumption because of the high levels of mercury and other toxins that accumulate in the meat and organs of the whales and a comparatively high incidence of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and other serious health issues in the Faroes linked to these contaminants.



tek-monkey

Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate, but if you've never been … Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate, but if you've never been in a slaughterhouse yes you may see it as barbaric. We're very detached from our food sources in this country, hell I used to know a veggie that had no idea cows had to get killed to make milk! The idea of humane slaughter is just thrown around to make people feel better about what they eat, its anything but.I'm not sure I'd want to purposely watch a whale get killed anymore than watch another cow get killed, but I can hardly hold it against them when I'm a carnivore!



OH I also know where food comes from.. I'm not 4! :-)

SunshineStacey

why would you do that if you can afford to go holiday you wouldnt have to … why would you do that if you can afford to go holiday you wouldnt have to take part in the locals fully regulated hunting season to ensure your family can eat for the next 12 months!!!



Watch Whale wars and educate yourself a little bit better.

woosterwoo

Who said I was a veggie??I think you'll find the way that they kill the … Who said I was a veggie??I think you'll find the way that they kill the Whales is barbaric, they just go out in the shallows and stab them to death (a slow death) They do it as it's been a tradition for centuries but it is not their main food source anymore, there is no need to do this at all.Even the Faroe Islands Chief Medical Officer Dr Høgni Debes Joensen issued a press statement with a recommendation that the meat and blubber of pilot whales was no longer fit for human consumption because of the high levels of mercury and other toxins that accumulate in the meat and organs of the whales and a comparatively high incidence of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and other serious health issues in the Faroes linked to these contaminants.



I never said you were a veggie, I just said that people who eat meat shouldn't be so quick to judge others who kill animals.

Original Poster

woosterwoo

Watch Whale wars and educate yourself a little bit better.



I did not say I accept it, condone it or like what happens. I am fully educated on this subject however, my knowledge did not end at the tosh that circulates facebook!

Now back to the deal, sorry if it doesn't interest you perhaps you could try Fuerterventura or Menorca?

SunshineStacey

I did not say I accept it, condone it or like what happens. I am fully … I did not say I accept it, condone it or like what happens. I am fully educated on this subject however, my knowledge did not end at the tosh that circulates facebook!Now back to the deal, sorry if it doesn't interest you perhaps you could try Fuerterventura or Menorca?



Prefer Cuba deals :-)
tek-monkey

I never said you were a veggie, I just said that people who eat meat … I never said you were a veggie, I just said that people who eat meat shouldn't be so quick to judge others who kill animals.



I think you actually implied that I was a veggie by saying "Not wanting to turn this into a veggie debate" Kind of implies that you just assumed I was a veggie.

Anyway I won't harp on any more :-)

Wow. Thanks. I think I should give you my holiday requirements and see what you are able to find for me. you have posted many cracking deals :-)
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