Faroe Islands Warnings and Dangers

  • the tunnel I walked through
    the tunnel I walked through
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  • Tern in attack mode!
    Tern in attack mode!
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  • Steep cliffs...
    Steep cliffs...
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Faroe Islands Warnings and Dangers

  • Green Gate Incoming tour Company

    This is a great place to find out information and book some things, but beware that they put a commission on al things, so if you can book direct do so. We also found them not too helpful with any problems we did have but this might just be personal experience.

  • Not a place for young kids.

    If you come here and plan to trekk and you are family with kids. Dont do it. The nature here is wild and barren. You will only get problems. I suggest you to choose another destination and come back to this place. I dont mean it is not beautiful. I like this destination.

  • Paranoid black-back gull - Viðareiði

    A friend who is fitter than I am was walking on his own above Viðareiði and had to undergo a prolonged attack from a greater black-back. it seems most unlikely that its nest was anywhere near and it seems to have been a nutter.My friend is no wimp but he admitted he was shaking at the end of the attack - they're mighty big birds.

  • 62-North marketing: A Tourist Trap?

    Apparently, National Geographic Magazine made a visit here recently and wrote an article entitled "62 Degrees North." In some sort of tourist tie-in, a host of "62-North" themed activities and establishments have sprung up across the Faroes. I view marketing campaigns like this as something of a "warning flag" for tourist traps. I have not placed...

  • Take a guide...really.

    The grass on the sea cliffs is doubly slippery when wet -and the gulfs and chasms of the volcanic landscape mean that what looks like a nice walk in the sun can become truly treacherous in a sudden fog -Guides are suggested- and for anyone not perhaps a Scottish hill farmer or an Icelander a VERY good idea! They can also fill out info. on flora and...

  • Tunnels !!!

    The Faroe Islands have a lot of tunnels. The most recent ones have two lanes. Most older tunnels only have one lane, one no light. Make sure who gets to go first before you enter the tunnel. If you have to give way you can park your car in special places, but do not go in there too early as you can cause a line up of cars. Also always give way to...

  • ATMs after midnight

    Not a grave warning, but didn't see where else to really post...The ATMs in the Faroes don't operate between 12pm and 6am. I suspect this is to protect you from yourself, and buying too much to drink at the bar. It's not like there is any rampant problem with muggings. The good news is that some bars now appear to have debit card readers, though I...

  • Weather

    The weather in the Faroe Islands is extremely changeable and should be taken into account when making your travel plans. An extensive tunnel building programme has been ongoing in the Faroes for 30 years or more but some islands can only be reached by ferry. Unfavourable sea conditions can cause delayed or cancelled sailings. The Faroes...

  • Weather

    Great weather is not an everyday occurence in the Faroes, so when it happens, jump up and enjoy it! My fiance and I had really hoped to do the Vestmanna bird cliff tour among other things, but didn't go when the weather happened to be great one day. I wasn't worried about it, because I like soggy weather. However, bad weather can make for rough...


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