Laptop, air route and vacation planner handy. You flirt with taking a trip to the Faroe Islands? Could be a good idea – or rather not. You there: Qualified or not qualified? In order to add clarity, take the My Faroe Islands Test below. You repeatedly displayed one of the following behavioral characteristics or mindsets in the past? You might want to reconsider your traveling plans.
1 Hair Style Addict. You favor artful pinned updos, have a violent aversion to woolen caps and cannot go one day without hairspray? Forget about coming to the Faroes. Or simply accept that stepping outside might whip your hair into a wind-blown frenzy. Looking like a drowned rat? The new black!
2 Couch Potato. You tend to avoid all kinds of outdoor activities, experience adventures solely via large-screen TV and complain about being cold all the time? Grab another blanket and cancel your booking. The documentary about the Faroe Islands airs at 8 p.m on Stay-At-Home Channel.
3 Food Coward. So you made up your mind. Honestly! You’ll refuse to have a taste of fermented lamb and cod, leave your chocolate algae dessert untouched and declare that food and culture are not inherently interconnected? Unpack your suitcase, call your local pizza delivery and get what you deserve: lost opportunities.
4 Know-It-All. Clothing, equipment, guide, ask the locals. All kids’ stuff. When it comes to hiking, you consider yourself superior to everyone else? Anytime soon, you’ll end up sitting on top of a cliff for hours, wrapped in fog and misery. Now, why don't you do yourself a favor and miss your flight?
5 Sheep Phobic. The scheme you worked out in advance: Explore villages and nature, avoid encounters with weird-eyed walking balls of wool? Nice try. In the Faroes, you bump into sheep everywhere. Menu. Grass roof. History. Designer shop. Way out: snorkeling. Too cold? Gee! What about Bermuda?
6 Camera Maniac. Hillside belly crawl, fence climbing, sneaking around people’s quaint cabins. Capturing the perfect photograph: That’s all you care about. Diagnosis: You lost sight of the big picture. Urgent need for action. Prescription: One-week camera confiscation. Glad you already feel better.
7 Stick With The Plan Pedant. You call yourself the uncrowned king of meticulous scheduling? Around here, it’s better to take things as they come. Changes in the weather, unannounced visits, spontaneous trips and cancelled helicopter flights. Are you ready? Welcome to the Faroe Islands!
Scenery close to the village of Gásadalur, Tindhólmur within sight (teaser picture), and discovering Við Gjógv