Far-Flung, Fog-Laced Beauty
Scattered like puzzle pieces in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland, the Faroe Islands are a stunning archipelago once referred to by an Irish monk as “the islands of sheep and the paradise of birds”. He wasn’t that far off—sheep do outnumber people here and flocks of beautiful birds make their home all around lakes and seaside cliffs.
On the south side of the Faroes’ isle of Eysturoy, Runavik is an important fishing port, and your basecamp for all kinds of outdoor adventure. As we pull into Kongshavn (King’s Harbor), charming homes dot rolling hills blanketed with swaths of heather. The town lies at the mouth of Skálafjørður—the largest fjord in the Faroe Islands—where sweeping mountain views and crashing waterfalls await.
Take a stroll around Lake Toftavatn where you’ll find tranquil scenes and a bounty of bird life, or set out on a kayak to explore Skálafjørður up close. In town, culinary adventures are on the menu. Much of Faroe Islands cuisine centers around the concept of ræst—drying and fermenting meat and fish. In Runavik, you’ll be awestruck by remote wonder, and touched by the warmth and resilience of its people. Experience it from your boutique hotel at sea on an Azamara cruise.