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Nólsoy - A view from our expert author


Visit the Faroes’s most famous taxidermist to admire his stuffings as well as hike out through unspoilt nature to the stunningly located lighthouse on the island’s southern tip.

A day trip to the island of Nólsoy is one of the most enjoyable things to do whilst visiting Tórshavn. Not only do you get a superb view of the Faroese capital from the water as the tiny ferry which sails to the island steadily chugs out of the harbour, but it’s also a chance to explore the floating humpbacked finger of land that you’ll have become distantly familiar with whilst in Tórshavn since it’s an integral part of the view out to sea from all over town. Nólsoy also has the advantage of being just about the right size to tackle in a day: between ferries there’s enough time to explore the village, visit the Faroes’s most famous taxidermist to admire his stuffings as well as hike out through unspoilt nature to the stunningly located lighthouse on the island’s southern tip. However, should you choose to stay overnight, there’s also a chance to visit the largest colony of storm petrels anywhere in the world.

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