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Faroe Islands: The Bradt Travel Guide
is the first country guide dedicated to these unspoilt North Atlantic islands. Known for their towering cliffs and mountainous terrain, these islands offer a unique opportunity to experience nature in the raw. Hike through some of Europe's most unspoilt landscapes, explore traditional villages complete with turf-roofed houses, cycle round fjords and valleys or watch over 300 species of birds attracted by the abundant fish stocks of the North Atlantic. The Faroese capital, Tórshavn, offers a surprising number of lively bars and excellent restaurants where the catch of the day has to be tasted to be believed.
This guide features:
* Getting to the Faroes, by air and sea, including specialist tour operators
* Comprehensive guide to the capital, Tórshavn
* Suggested hiking routes across the islands, complete with maps
* Natural history and wildlife in depth, with a guide to Faroese birdwatching
* Practical information, including transportation around the Faroese archipelago
The first dedicated travel guide to these Danish islands which are renowned for birdwatching.
Immediately familiar to anyone who has ever listened to the shipping forecast, the Faroe Islands remain relatively unknown. Wild, rugged and remote, these 18 windswept islands are home to over 300 species of bird and 87,000 sheep. Miles of mountainous terrain punctuated with traditional turf-roofed houses await the hiker, alongside dozens of vertical cliffs teeming with seabirds.
Author James Proctor brings his specialist knowledge of the islands to this in-depth guide, sharing his understanding of Faroese culture and making this the essential companion on a trip to one of Europe's undiscovered destinations.
This guide features:
* When to visit - and coping with the weather
* Faroese language and culture
* Island and inter-island transport - ferries, helicopters, buses
* The capital, Torshavn, with its lively bars and restaurants
* Numerous hikes around the islands
About the Author
is a travel writer and former BBC journalist specializing in European affairs. A frequent visitor to the Faroes, he is currently adding Faroese to his already multilingual repertoire.