Explore the pristine beauty of the Faroe Islands and immerse yourself in its landscape and culture. Aptly, it was named “The Most Appealing Destination” on a survey conducted by National Geographic in 2007. The Islands came on top of a rating based on the most unspoiled. An extract from the panel of expert’s survey reads:
“Superb glaciated landscape with incredibly steep slopes. Only a small amount of flat land. A unified local community, resolutely Faroese not Danish, with its own language. It has a unique architectural heritage, right down to the grass roofs, quite rightly preserved and cherished. Tourists are adventurous and well informed.”
Faroe Islands have much to offer visitors. It has delectable gourmet specials, eclectic musical identity and beautiful architectural heritage to name a few.
Praised by leading chefs, the quality of produce from the Faroe Islands are of high caliber. The traditional Faroese cuisine has wind dried, salted and hung meat, fish and birds. These are eaten with boiled potatoes and turnips spiced with wild herbs and grasses. Try the skerpikjøt, a Faroese delicacy of organic dried meat best enjoyed by Islanders themselves. If you prefer fresh catch, there are cods, angler fish, cultivated salmon, shellfish and Norwegian lobsters to tickle your palate.
The Faroese culture is filled with music. Ancient singing traditions include the chain dance ballads, which are rhythmic tales about heroes and legends. Contemporary Faroese music includes elements from their ancient singing traditions which makes a rare modern interpretation to folk music. On summer months, the Islands play host to a wide variety of music festivals where everyone’s musical desires can be fulfilled.
Grass roofs are one of the unique quality of Faroese houses. It has been a feature since the island was first settled. A Faroese home is called a sethús (seat house), a name that originated from the Viking age. A classic Faroese house can be described as a low and small longhouse, tarred brown or black with white painted mullioned windows, blending into the terrain under a large grass roof. Churches were built the same way, with a distinctive difference: white bell tower, placed parallel or diagonally over the ridge of the roof. Aside from nostalgic grass roofs, another unique quality of modern houses in Faroe Island is that they have colorful roofs that give it individual identity. This painted roofs have been respected throughout the years and supported by authorities.
There is so much more to discover in the Faroe Islands. Take part in this adventure yourself and book the cheapest airfares on Vágar Airport FAE through Sky-tours.com today.
photos from faroeislands.com