Faroe Islands Cruises

A trip to the Faroe Islands reveals a wild, rugged and unspoilt landscape that feels hidden away from the rest of the world. 

As part of the kingdom of Denmark, the Faroe Islands have an envious location between Iceland and Norway, in the North Atlantic Ocean. There are 18 volcanic islands around this archipelago, all connected by a variety of roads, bridges and ports.   

A Faroe Islands cruise is a nature lovers’ dream, with bird watching, coastal cliffs, seabirds and rugged coastline to enjoy in abundance. Photography here is an absolute dream – you’d be hard-pressed to take a bad photo.  

Fish and lamb are the most common components of Faroese cuisine, thanks to the ready supply of both. Whale meat, blubber and potatoes are also very popular here. All best served with a fresh beer from one of the two local breweries, Føroya Bjór or Okkara. 

Top 5 interesting facts

  • Torshavn is one of the smallest capitals in the world.
  • The Faroe Islands are volcanic in origin.
  • The islands belong to Denmark.
  • Streymin Bridge is the only bridge to cross the Atlantic. 
  • There are only three traffic lights on the islands.


Smallest in the world

Faroe Islands cruises arrive into Torshavn, one of the smallest capital cities in the world. It’s a quaint and beautiful city, with plenty to explore beyond the picturesque waterfront and harbour, packed with colourful boats and yachts. The buildings hark back to a former time – Nordic House is a fantastic example of the traditionally colourful, wooden architecture so indicative of this part of the world.  

Of course, this is still a city, and there’s much shopping to enjoy, including homemade craft shops and larger, more mainstream, stores. You can choose to head out of the town on a boat trip to the beautiful island of Vágar, or around the islands themselves, all leaving from the capital. 


The incredible nature here is what the Faroe Islands are so well known for. Bird watching is a hugely popular pastime, as well as walking and hiking in the woodlands. Over 300 different bird species are found in the Faroe Islands, among them 200 migrating bird species. It’s the puffin that’s the star of the show here though.

The Faroe Islands are all volcanic in origin, which gives them their rugged appearance. As well as countless examples of different flora and fauna, flocks of sheep line the mountains and hillsides all year round. Just off the coast, whales are a common sight, as they visit the region regularly throughout the year. 

Sailing, rowing, horse riding, walking, bird watching, rock climbing and simply enjoying the scenery are all very popular activities to enjoy in this stunning part of the world, with an unspoilt, and untamed feel on every island, including the city of Torshavn itself.


Stunning views


Torshavn Cathedral is a must-see, as is the beautiful area of Nólsoy, where you can hike up to the lighthouse and take in the stunning views.

 Listasavn Føroya is a great art museum to fill a few hours if the weather is a little chilly, as is Niels Finsens Gota, the main shopping area. The Historical Museum is also a great place to learn about the region and its history. The Faroe Islands once belonged to the Vikings – their rule is embedded in the history, as you’ll see as you explore this magical place.


Ports in the country


Cruises visiting Faroe Islands

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