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 mail boat, helicopter or hire car – and what to see and do, this new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes details of the amazing bird life, 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 travel card, the latest information on falling seabird numbers in the North Atlantic, and details of where to go sea angling, rappelling and horse riding. Suggestions for using the island of Suðuroy are detailed, plus updated reviews of all accommodation, eating and drinking options. Fourteen clear and easy-to-use maps are also featured.
|Publisher:||Bradt Publications UK|
|Edition description:||4th edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
James Proctor first traveled 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.
Table of Contents
IntroductionPART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION
Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography and climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People and cultureChapter 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 backPART 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 doChapter 4 Around Torshavn
Kirkjubour, Nolsoy, Hestur, Koltur, North to KaldbakChapter 5 Streymoy and the Western Islands
Where to go, Getting around, Kollafjordur and around, Tjornuvik, West to Kvivik and Vestmanna, The western islands: Vagar and MykinesChapter 6 Eysturoy
Where to go, Getting around, Northern Eysturoy, Southern EysturoyChapter 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, SuduroyAppendix 1 Language
Appendix 2 Glossary of Faroese geographical terms
Appendix 3 Further Information