Faroe Islands

The tourist season is short on the Faroe Islands, running only between June and August. They are remote, sitting in the Atlantic Ocean halfway between Iceland and Scotland but with political ties (and a ferry) to Denmark. The rugged landscape turns a lush green in the summer and no part of it is more than 3miles (5 kilometres) from the sea.

The Vestmanna cliffs are a highlight of most people's visit and are 500m high. Obviously, this far north, the weather can be poor at any time of year but if you are lucky you will get sunny weather, and if there is a little mist, it will just add to the feeling of remoteness.

Country

Faroe Islands flag

Why you should go:

Norway is too mainstream for you.

Why you shouldn't:

You hate the rain.

Map of Faroe Islands