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Faroe Islands

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Capital: Tórshavn . Population (2018): 50,800 (212th of 233 countries). Area: 1,399 km2 (unranked). Languages: Faroese, Danish. Currencies: DKK (Faroese króna), DKK (Danish krone).

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Klakkur

Klakkur

Klakkur is an oddly shaped mountain with a long narrow top plateau. When standing at the top, you have an excellent view of the surrounding islands, mountains and towns.

Kallur lighthouse on Kalsoy

Kallur lighthouse on Kalsoy

Kallur on the island of Kalsoy is arguably the most epic location in the Faroe Islands. Unsurprisingly, it is featured in National Geographic and a James Bond movie.

Múlafossur waterfall in Gásadalur

Múlafossur waterfall in Gásadalur

It's picturesque and easy to access, the Múlafossur waterfall in Gásadalur is a must-see when visiting the Faroe Islands.

Lake Sørvágsvatn

Lake Sørvágsvatn

Lake Sørvágsvatn is one of the stunning sights in the Faroe Islands you just have to see. This beautiful, dramatic and magic place is only a short hike away.

Vestmanna bird cliffs

Vestmanna bird cliffs

You don't have to be a bird-watcher to enjoy the boat tour to Vestmannabjørgini, the mighty sea cliffs and grottoes north of Vestmanna.

Trøllkonufingur

Trøllkonufingur

Trøllkonufingur is an imposing rock pillar rising from the sea at the coast of Vágar. The viewpoint on the outskirts of Sandavágur is easily accessible.

Mykines - hike the puffin trail

Mykines - hike the puffin trail

Puffins are the main attraction of Mykines. Make a day trip to the island and walk close to the incredibly cute birds during the scenic hike to a lighthouse.

Drangarnir hike

Drangarnir hike

The view of the Drangarnir sea stacks and the Tindhólmur islet is one of the best in the Faroe Islands. A hike from Sørvágur takes you to the viewpoint.