Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

The Faroes – a group of 18 islands located in the Norwegian Atlantic – are halfway between Scotland and Iceland. I’d heard of them, of course; I’m a Radio 4 listener, fan of the arcane Shipping Forecast (Westerly, veering northerly or northwesterly later, 7 to severe gale 9, increasing storm 10 for a time. Squally wintry showers. Moderate or poor) and a keen follower of Danish thriller ‘The Killing’ – so I knew that Detective Sarah Lund got her sole jumper from there, and the weather might be crap…

 

I visited many of the 18 islands, walking from Trøllanes to the lighthouse on Kalsoy, sailing from Tørshavn to Nólsoy, staying at 5* Hotel Førayer,  eating at its fabulous Koks restaurant, and shopping…

‘Designer friends Guðrun & Guðrun, whose ‘Sarah Lund’ jumpers are displayed along with other cool creations in their chic boutique, say the colours of their clothes replicate nature. The wool comes from Faroese sheep, and even the crazy fish-skin trainers give a nod to the industry that makes up half of the islands’ exports.’

Read about the trip in CSMA Club Magazine (Nov/Dec 2012 issue). If you’d like an article written, or a review of a particular hotel, restaurant, activity, please contact me.

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