Visit Faroe Islands and Visit Tórshavn
The Faroe Islands have a unique combination of modernity and originality. You can find yourself in 5-star conference facilities right next to a 60 million year old theme park called Mother Nature.
This setup gives everyone the opportunity to combine meetings and conferences with a long range of teambuilding activities like, sailing, rowing, rappelling, horseback riding and open air dinners.
If you aren’t familiar with the Faroe Islands, don’t worry – you’re not the only one. The Faroe Islands remain one of the world’s least explored destinations. Absorbing the unexplored natural world in the Faroe Islands encourages valuable introspection. Openness and creativity are qualities that are triggered by beautiful surroundings – unconventional ideas come naturally in the Faroe Islands.
The capital of the Faroe Islands is Tórshavn. We think you’re going to love Tórshavn! As one of the smallest capital cities in the world, everything in Tórshavn is easy. Forget traffic-clogged highways, forget crowds of people and forget fighting for a seat on the bus. Here, we live life as it should be lived. With plenty of space and clean, fresh air, there’s a real sense of well-being in the Faroese capital. This is the sort of place where people still have time for each other, where people are concerned about each other and where life moves at a civilised pace.
Top 5 reasons to visit the Faroe Islands:
- NATURE The Faroe Islands has unique scenery. A combination of volcanic rocks, velvety green grass, and dramatic waterfalls. A stunning picture painted in green and blue colors, where your eyes can stretch from the top of a mountain over the endless surrounding ocean at any one time.
- THE ISLAND CULTURE The Faroe Islands are remote and isolated, and so the ocean has served as a great defense against dilution of the islands’ original culture. There are many wonderful examples of the original culture. For instance the national costume and the language rooted in the Nordic languages – but a very unique language in its own right.
- THE AUTHENTICITY Many destinations seem to be getting more alike, the contrast to the Faroe Islands becomes even greater. There is no pre-determined route, no fence to stand behind and no plastic signs telling you what to see and feel. Absorbing reality, as it is in the Faroe Islands, almost forces you to look within yourself to discover who YOU really are.
- THE REMOTENESS The Faroe Islands may be close in distance but are far, far from everyday life. Far from stressful obligations. Far from traffic jams and crowds. Far from normality and everyday routines.
- THE INVOLVEMENT It is often said that the Faroe Islands have no tourists – only guests. People are welcoming and open, and nature invites everyone to participate. The nature is not just something you look at. It’s a place for being – for hiking, painting, angling, diving, sailing and absorbing.
The Faroe Islands are only 2-3 hours away by flight from continental Europe
- Reykjavik: Direct flight time 1 hour
- Copenhagen: Direct flight time 2 hours
- Barcelona: Direct flight time 3 hours
- Edinburgh: Direct flight time 1 hour
- Bergen: Direct flight time 1 hour
Visit Faroe Islands and Visit Tórshavn are the official coordinators of MICE related activities in the Faroe Islands and work with a large network of suppliers. Do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call if you have any questions concerning meetings and conferences in the Faroe Islands.
Speaker Bio: Rannvá Poulsen
I started my career with the local DMC ‘GreenGate Incoming’ where I have been for almost two years now and work as a project manager with focus on conferences, meetings and incentives. Before this I studied Tourism and Travel Management in Germany and made a 6-months internship at Cititravel DMC in Barcelona. At the M&IT Challenge, I will represent Visit Faroe Islands and look forward to introducing you to our beautiful and exotic destination.