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The Bradt guide to the Faroes is still the only guide on the market dedicated to these unspoilt North Atlantic islands. Known for their towering cliffs and mountainous terrain, the islands offer a unique opportunity to experience nature in the raw. Hike through some of Europe’s most unspoilt landscapes, explore traditional villages complete with turf-roofed houses, cycle round fjords and valleys or watch over 300 species of bird attracted by the abundant fish stocks of the North Atlantic.
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Immediately familiar to anyone who has ever listened to the shipping forecast, the Faroe Islands remain relatively unknown. Wild, rugged and remote, these 18 windswept islands are home to over 300 species of bird and 87,000 sheep. Miles of mountainous terrain punctuated with traditional turf-roofed houses await the hiker, alongside dozens of vertical cliffs teeming with seabirds.
Author James Proctor brings his specialist knowledge of the islands to this in-depth guide, sharing his understanding of Faroese culture and making this the essential companion on a trip to one of Europe's undiscovered destinations.
This guide features:
* When to visit - and coping with the weather
* Faroese language and culture
* Island and inter-island transport - ferries, helicopters, buses
* The capital, Torshavn, with its lively bars and restaurants
* Numerous hikes around the islands
James Proctor is a travel writer and former journalist specializing in European affairs.
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Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1841622249
Book Description Bradt Travel Guides, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1841622249n