You’ve probably only heard about Burma for its political problems. The country’s had plenty of those in its long and fascinating history. But the political isolation of this former British colony is, today, the reason you’ll find old-style travel adventure here.
Halfway between Iceland and Norway you’ll ﬁnd the Faroe Islands—an isolated North Atlantic haven of pristine natural landscapes, ancient traditions, and marine wildlife. Gaelic monks from Scotland and Ireland arrived here in the 6th century, but it was the Vikings who left a permanent mark. The Faroes still have a close cultural and political relationship with Denmark. Tiny and often uninhabited villages dot the 18 major islands, where you’ll also ﬁnd waterfalls ﬂowing over the sides of cliffs into the ocean below. Renting a car is the best way to travel and it gives you total freedom. Most of the islands are connected by car ferry, sub-sea tunnels, and two—Streymoy to Eysturoy—by a bridge.