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Contents Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography and climate, Natural history, History, Government and politics, Economy, People and culture Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Suggested itineraries, The weather, Tour operators, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health and safety, Women travellers, LGBT Faroes, Electricity, Hiking: advice and information, Information and maps, Money and costs, Getting around the islands, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays, Shopping, Customs and taxfree goods, Arts and entertainment, Media, communications and time, Interacting with local people, Giving something back PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Torshavn Getting there and away, Getting around, Tourist and weather information, Where to stay, Where to eat and drink, Entertainment and nightlife, Other practicalities, What to see and do Chapter 4 Around Torshavn Kirkjubour, Nolsoy, Hestur, Koltur, North to Kaldbak Chapter 5 Streymoy and the Western Islands Where to go, Getting around, Kollafjordur and around, West to Kvivik and Vestmanna, Vagar, Mykines Chapter 6 Eysturoy Where to go, Getting around, Northern Eysturoy, Southern Eysturoy Chapter 7 The Northern Islands Where to go, Getting around, Bordoy, Vidoy, Kunoy, Kalsoy, Northern outposts: Svinoy and Fugloy Chapter 8 The Southern Islands Where to go, Getting around, Sandoy, Skugvoy, Stora Dimun, Litla Dimun, Suduroy Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Glossary of Faroese geographical terms Appendix 3 Further Information Index

About the Author

James Proctor first visited the Faroe Islands in 1992 on board the Smyril ferry sailing from Aberdeen and has been back and forth ever since. Accompanied half of the way by a pod of dolphins and buffeted by gale force winds and stormy seas during the rest of the journey, James's love affair with the North Atlantic got off to a flying start. Whilst working as the BBC's Scandinavia correspondent, he produced a series of television and radio reports about the islands, concentrating on the issues of independence and whaling. James now divides his time as a freelance travel writer between the south of France and his home in North Yorkshire. He has also written Bradt's Lapland and West Sweden guides and co-written other guides to Iceland, Reykjavik, Sweden and Finland.


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