Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, Faroe Islands are a small heaven on Earth. Music lovers may already recognize the region for it hosts five live music festivals throughout the year, but it is also attracting adventurers and explorers for its steep cliffs, hiking trails, waterfalls, and rocky coastlines.
The 18 Faroe Islands have a total population of around 50,000. The capital of Tórshavn, is also the largest city on the Faroe Islands, is settled behind a busy harbor on the east coast of Streymoy Island. Within the cozy city, there are eighteenth-century churches, a handful of museums, a tiny Old Town, and rows of brightly painted houses.
Despite the remote location and rugged terrain, it's easier to road-trip and island-hop around the archipelago than you might expect. Thanks to relatively new infrastructure, like sub-sea tunnels connecting islands and paved roads cutting through mountains, getting to all of the country's best attractions is quite easy.
The recommended time to visit is in the summer as winter temperatures tend to be harsh, however there is always the upside of viewing the Northern Lights due to the location of the islands.