Still the only English-language guide to the Faroe Islands, covering everything from succulent fish suppers to remote hideaways, the Bradt guide is the definitive source of information for visitors wishing to discover the 18 islands of this North Atlantic archipelago. Covering hands-on information about where to stay and eat, how to get around - be it by mailboat, helicopter or hire car - and what to see and do, this new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes details of the amazing birdlife, where to walk some of Europe's least-known hiking trails, and how to make the most of village life among the turf-roofed houses. Also included are details of how to reach even the remotest corners by bus using a travelcard, the latest information on falling seabird numbers in the North Atlantic, and details of where to go sea angling, rapelling and horse riding. Suggestions for using the island of Suduroy are detailed, plus updated reviews of all accommodation, eating and drinking options. Fourteen clear and easy-to-use maps are also featured.
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography and climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People and culture
Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Faroese highlights, The weather, Information and maps, Tour operators, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health and safety, What to take, Money and costs, Getting around the islands, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Customs and tax-free goods, Media, communications and time, Interacting with local people, Giving something back
PART TWO THE GUIDE
Chapter 3 Torshavn
Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist and weather information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Other practicalities, What to see and do
Chapter 4 Around Torshavn
Kirkjubour, Nolsoy, Hestur, Koltur, North to Kaldbak
Chapter 5 Streymoy and the Western Islands 75
Where to go, Getting around, Kollafjordur and around, Tjornuvik, West to Kvivik and Vestmanna, The western islands: Vagar and Mykines
Chapter 6 Eysturoy
Where to go, Getting around, Northern Eysturoy, Southern Eysturoy
Chapter 7 The Northern Islands
Where to go, Getting around, Bordoy, Vidoy, Kunoy, Kalsoy, Northern outposts: Svinoy and Fugloy
Chapter 8 The Southern Islands
Where to go, Getting around, Sandoy, Skugvoy, Stora Dimun, Litla Dimun, Suduroy
Appendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary of Faroese geographical terms
Appendix 3 Further Information
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James Proctor first travelled to the Faroe Islands in 1992 and has been back and forth over the past 20-odd years ever since. Specialising in the Nordic countries, he has written a total of six guidebooks, including one to neighbouring Iceland, and has worked on many more. He has appeared on Faroese television and radio and is known in the islands as the author of the Bradt guide – the only English-language guide to the islands. James speaks several Scandinavian languages and is currently learning Faroese to add to his portfolio.