Faroe Islands, 3rd

Overview

Voted the world's most appealing islands in a survey by National Geographic Traveller magazine, the Faroe Islands are situated between Scotland and Iceland. They are wild, wet and windy, and remain one of the few places in the world where life moves at a sedate pace. This new edition of the only English-language guide devoted to the islands has been updated throughout. It includes details of new websites, transport links, weather reports, tour operators, hotels and restaurants throughout all 18 islands. It also ...

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Overview

Voted the world's most appealing islands in a survey by National Geographic Traveller magazine, the Faroe Islands are situated between Scotland and Iceland. They are wild, wet and windy, and remain one of the few places in the world where life moves at a sedate pace. This new edition of the only English-language guide devoted to the islands has been updated throughout. It includes details of new websites, transport links, weather reports, tour operators, hotels and restaurants throughout all 18 islands. It also gives advice on where to buy the distinctive famous knitwear.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841624563
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/20/2013
  • Series: Bradt Travel Guide Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 719,956
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James first travelled to the Faroe Islands in 1992 and has been back and forth ever since. Specializing in the Nordic countries, he has written a total of five guidebooks. 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 is currently learning Faroese.

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Undoubtedly one of the prettiest villages in the Faroes, the tiny settlement of Mykines is wonderfully photogenic: brightly painted wooden houses, interspersed with traditional tarred and turf-roofed structures, huddle together either side of a mountain stream which trickles down between them from the hillsides behind. There are no roads here, just a couple of footpaths, which wind among the houses and up to the 19th-century church at the top of the village, whose graveyard is overrun with shoulder-high wild angelica. Built of sturdy white stone walls and topped with an unruly grass roof, the church is still used for services by the islanders, though the priest from Vágar does manage to make it over to the island twice a year to a add a bit of authenticity.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Geography and climate, History, Government and politics, Economy, People and Culture, Natural history, Conservation.Chapter 2: When to visit and weather, Highlights, Suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Tourist information and maps, Embassies, consulates and representation, Getting there and away, Health and safety, What to take, Money and banking, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, customs and tax-free goods, Arts and entertainment, Sports and activities, Photography, Media and communications, Time, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively.Chapter 3: Tórshavn.Chapter 4: Around Tórshavn.Chapter 5: Stremoy and the Western Islands.Chapter 6: Eysturoy.Chapter 7: The Northern Islands.Chapter 8: The Southern Islands.Appendices and Index.

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