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The Faroe Islands are an untouched hiking paradise

By Ása Steinars

Photo: Getty . Photo: Åsa Steinar

Situated in the North Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland, the Faroe Islands isn’t at the top of many people’s dream destination lists. And that’s fine, because for hikers, the sparsely populated rocks are paradise

The Faroe Islands off Iceland consist of 18 rocky and volcanic islands, most of them connected by bridges, tunnels and ferries. From a distance they look dreamy, covered in lush green grass and featuring spectacularly steep cliffs. Up close, they offer incredible hiking routes. Those steep cliffs — many hundreds of metres high — the hiking is not for the faint hearted. But if you’re up for the challenge, you can access some amazing views without too much effort.


I visited the Faroes for a week to explore as much as possible of the territory and its nature. What stood out for me is how accessible the hikes are and the places you get to. The word “breathtaking” truly gets a new meaning in the Faroes.

Here’s a list of my favourite hikes when visiting the Faroe Islands: