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Faroe Islands

Dramatically jutting from the depths of the North Atlantic, the remote Faroe Islands –about midway between Scotland and Iceland – hide a staggering collection of dazzling vistas.

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Reflections from Denmark

Discover the “Land of Everyday Wonder” from our experience makers and fellow escapists

The Kazakh eagle hunter
and his golden bird of prey

“On our last day in the Altai, we met an eagle hunter named Khairatkhan. There are around 250 eagle hunters left in the world practicing this vanishing art and most reside in the Mongolian Altai. Hunters ride their horses with their eagles perched on their arms up to the top of the hill for a better vantage point before releasing the birds to hunt foxes, rabbits and occasionally, wolves. He said that they raise and feed these golden eagles even before they can fly. But these eagles are born wild so once they’re released, they will never return.”

– Kay Lam

Nomadic migration
on horseback in the Altai

“We were the first outsiders to horse trek with two Mongolian Kazakh families migrating 100km across the Altai from their winter home to their summer home. We rode semi-wild horses and herded over 300 animals through gorgeous terrain over three days, which was nothing short of magical.

On day two, we set up camp by a glacial lake located across the Chinese border in Khorimdik Valley. None of our crew or guides had ever been to this remote and magical location before, and we had only come to know of it through our nomadic family.”

– Yohei Ueno

A Faroe Island Journey

Get inspired for your perfect escape with this journey previously crafted for a fellow traveller

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Immersive Faroe Island Experiences

Faroe Islands Travel Tips & Insights

Faroe Islands is an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Straddled halfway between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands consists of eighteen rugged and rocky islands, dotted with some of the highest sea cliffs in the world.

There are two currencies of equal value in the Faroe Islands: the Faroese króna and the Danish krone. While the Faroese government prints its own bank notes, only Danish coins are used. Danish notes are equally acceptable as Faroese notes throughout the country.

The series of banknotes comprise five denominations: 50 kroner, 100 kroner, 200 kroner, 500 kroner, and 1000 kroner. The coin (only Danish) series comprises six denominations: 50 øre (cents), and 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 kroner.

There may be a few places in the major towns that accept foreign currency, but this is more likely the exception than the rule, and, unsurprisingly, the exchange rate is rarely favorable. Exchange rates for the Faroese (Danish) króna as of August 2022 are roughly: DKK 100 = €13.4 / £11.4 / $13.6

Most shops, restaurants, petrol stations, hotels, and taxis accept credit cards, mainly VISA, but other credit cards, such as MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro, and JCB, are also accepted in large stores, shopping centers, and restaurants. Most places DO NOT accept American Express.

It is possible to withdraw money with Visa, Visa-Dankort, Eurocard, MasterCard, Maestro, and JCB from the many ATMs around the country. The ATMs are often found next to bank branches and can be used outside the banks’ normal opening hours.

As part of the Schengen region, visitors to Denmark will require a Schengen Visa, unless they have citizenship from a country without a visa requirement for entering the Schengen region. The specific type of visa will depend on the purpose of travel.

For visits less than 90 days, Singaporeans do not require a visa to visit theSchengen area.

Applications for Schengen visa (short-term stay of a max. of 90 days) can be submitted at the earliest 6 months before and at the latest 15 calendar days before traveling. Applicants need to submit a duly completed and signed visa application form and present the required supporting documents. In Singapore, application for a Schengen visa can be carried out at the VFS Global Visa Application Centre and usually takes 10 days, sometimes longer, to process, upon submission of complete documents. The processing fee for the visa is 80 Euros, 40 Euros for children, and a service fee of 34.13 Euro is payable to VFS as well.   

A Schengen visa grants you the right to stay in the entire Schengen region for a maximum of 90 days. The Schengen countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Getting Here
Vágar Airport are served by scheduled and seasonal flights from Copenhagen, Oslo and Reykjavik.

There's a saying that the Faroe Islands can experience all four seasons in one day at any time fo the year, so visitors need to be prepared for all eventuality. The summer month between May and August is the best time to visit Faroe Islands, when the weather is relatively brighter and milder.

Vágar Airport are served by scheduled and seasonal flights from Copenhagen, Oslo and Reykjavik.

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