Faroe Islands

by James Proctor

Faroe Islands

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  • ISBN: 9781784770136
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About this book

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 mailboat, helicopter or hire car - and what to see and do, this new fourth edition has been thoroughly updated and includes details of the amazing birdlife, 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 travelcard, the latest information on falling seabird numbers in the North Atlantic, and details of where to go sea angling, rapelling 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.

About the author

James Proctor first travelled 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.

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Contents

Introduction

PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography and climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People and culture

Chapter 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 back

PART 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 do

Chapter 4 Around Torshavn
Kirkjubour, Nolsoy, Hestur, Koltur, North to Kaldbak

Chapter 5 Streymoy and the Western Islands 75
Where to go, Getting around, Kollafjordur and around, Tjornuvik, West to Kvivik and Vestmanna, The western islands: Vagar and Mykines

Chapter 6 Eysturoy
Where to go, Getting around, Northern Eysturoy, Southern Eysturoy

Chapter 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, Suduroy

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Glossary of Faroese geographical terms

Appendix 3 Further Information
Index