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4 THINGS TO DO IN FAROE ISLANDS (JUNE 03 - JUNE 12)

Tradition or Savagery? Grindadráp!

Tradition or Savagery? Grindadráp!

June–October • activity

The national hunting and eating of the pilot whales for many people may seem an oddity, but for Faroese this has been a long time tradition

Lake Sørvágsvatn

Lake Sørvágsvatn

April–September • nature

The optical illusion makes it look like the lake is just hanging above the ocean. What could be a better setting for the largest lake of the Faroe Islands?

New Nordic Cuisine

New Nordic Cuisine

late May–late August • food

Summer brings new seafood flavours: langoustines, crabs and whales

Migrant Birds

Migrant Birds

May–mid-August • nature

Go see the most amazing birds in the world and surround yourself with the very distinct sounds of their songs

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

late September–early March • nature

We advise to see them on Faroes in the gloomy winter days to omit touristic seasons and witness the best views

New Year Celebrations in Vágur

New Year Celebrations in Vágur

December 31–January 01 • event

The New Year celebration in Vágur, a town on the island of Suðuroy, is one of the most stunning celebrations in the world. It involves throwing torches on the wooden boats, carrying flags, putting up the gates and singing

Olavsoka

Olavsoka

June 27–June 29 • event

Olavsoka is a traditional festival that cherishes unity and connectedness of everyone living on the same ground: no matter who you are and where you are you can't miss the feeling of togetherness with this​ little nation!

Rowing Competitions or Kappróður

Rowing Competitions or Kappróður

June 02–July 28, 2018 • event

Wooden boat racing competition—a little bit of sporting excitment

The Taste of the Fat Bird

The Taste of the Fat Bird

late August  • food

Too fat to fly, but tasty to fry

Seaman's Day or Sjómannadagur

Seaman's Day or Sjómannadagur

August 18–19, 2018 • event

Since fishing industry on the Faroe Islands is its main business, it actually takes a whole weekend to show and tell about the seaman's life in Klaksvík

Grækarismessa: The Arrival of the Oyster-Catchers

Grækarismessa: The Arrival of the Oyster-Catchers

March 12 • event

Welcome the arrival of the Oystercatcher and perhaps you will find your fortune! The welcoming festivities for the national bird symbol​ are far from ordinary and include the whole range of traditional activities that will not leave anyone indifferent

Diving

Diving

late November –early March • activity

The Faroe Islands have their own underwater wonders. The plentitude of sea flora and fauna is an amazing sight, with the cleanest waters around