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Back Up for any expedition: Thule style

Ford Mondeo Iceland

Back up for your expedition -Thule style As kids grow and adventures get more ambitious sooner or later you’ll start to wonder how you fit it all in. Not into your budget; challenging as that is. And not into your diary, although we know how absurd that can be. No, how do you fit all […]

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Discover the Faroe Islands Music Scene

Tutl Records Torshavn

Discover the Faroe Islands Music Scene You can really get to know a country by its music. And just like the islands themselves, Faroese music is surprisingly varied and eclectic. After a morning with Faroese textile artist Astrid Andreasen, we visited the legendary Tutl Records to get some insider insights into the diverse pleasures of […]

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How do you cut a grass roof?

Mowing the lawn at the Nordic Centre, Torshavn

One of the distinguishing features of The Faroe Islands is the traditional turf roofs. You’ll find these environmentally friendly lids everywhere on the 18 inhabited islands. And you’d be a hard hearted tourist if you didn’t fall in love with them. But while we marvel at the beauty of this place and the quaintness of these […]

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Ultimate adventure day out – on Mykines, Faroe Islands

Helicopter over the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands managed to lay on one of the best days out we have ever had as a family. It began with a  helicopter ride, continued with a walk to a far flung lighthouse down a sheer, puffin studded cliff and ended with an adrenaline filled spin on the waves. The sun shone throughout, […]

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The seagull has landed: bird watching in The Faroes

Mykines, Faroe Islands

Are you a bird spotter? Ever considered bird watching? I wasn’t and hadn’t until I stopped off at The Faroes. I thought birds were just playthings for cats until I visited Mykines; home to several huge colonies of… well birds. Well you don’t expect me to know what they’re called do you? The only wren I […]

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Faroese art & creativity with Astrid Andreasen

Astrid Andreasen shows us her work

 Faroese art & creativity with Astrid Andreasen The Faroe Islands are a breeding ground for creatives. Whether it’s music, textiles, pottery, poetry or pod-casting, people like to express themselves artistically. We found a similar creative energy in Iceland. But why? What is it about these islands? Is it the influence of the landscape or the sea? […]

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The adventure of getting around the Faroe Islands

The adventure that is getting around the Faroe Islands Getting around the Faroe Islands is all part of the fun of visiting. From subsidised helicopters to speed boats, ferries and free buses around the capital, public transport is cheap and varied. Connecting up communities is seen as important here and the way they’ve been connected […]

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Unspoilt Beauty of the Faroe Islands

Statue and church, Gjogv, Esturoy, Faroes

  The Faroe Islands are an eclectic assortment of 18 volcanic rocks hundreds of miles from anywhere in the middle of the North Atlantic. Many people haven’t heard of them. Others think they’re in Egypt. So what are the Faroe Islands? And why should you go there? We spent a week finding out and over […]

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Living with lava – family life under a volcano

Eyafjallajokull Visitor Centre

Family life in the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull How do you feel about volcanoes? Would you give your right arm to see one blow, or run as fast as you could in the other direction? Iceland’s Eyjafjalljokull Erupts Visitor Centre at Thorvaldseyri may change your mind about moulten magma. It offers tourists a personal, emotive film show, following one […]

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Ice Age TV – the drama of Jökulsárlón

Throwing Ice into Glacial Lagoon

Even if you are expecting it, your first sight of the glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón, is still a shock. Visitors to Iceland beware; one minute you are driving around the ring road listening to Bjork on the radio, and the next you are slamming on your brakes to avoid crashing into the ice age. After so […]

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