How we did it

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TRAVEL

Di­rect flights to the Faroe Is­lands are via At­lantic Air­ways, which flies to Vá­gar Air­port from a num­ber of des­ti­na­tions, al­though only from Ed­in­burgh in the UK. Flights to and from Ed­in­burgh are cur­rently only avail­able a cou­ple of days each week, so a con­nec­tion from Copen­hagen is po­ten­tially a more vi­able op­tion, from which flights are much more fre­quent. Prices start from around 750 Dan­ish Krone (£90) each way.

WHERE WE STAYED

We stayed at Ho­tel Ru­navik (hotel­runavik.fo) in Ru­navík, which was ex­tremely oblig­ing to­wards all our needs in prepa­ra­tion for this ride. Its restau­rant comes highly rec­om­mended, with a su­perb se­lec­tion of tra­di­tional and lo­cal fish dishes. Postride we stayed in the Hos­tel Ker­jalon on the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal city, Tør­shavn, which was ba­sic, but clean and well priced. For a touch more lux­ury, try the ad­ja­cent four-star Ho­tel Føro­yar (hotelforo­yar.fo). The main ho­tel is re­garded as the best in the Faroe Is­lands, and it’s where Toto stayed.

THANKS

Many thanks to Súsanna Sørensen and Levi Hanssen from the Visit Faroe Is­lands tourist of­fice (vis­it­faroeis­lands.com) for be­ing in­stru­men­tal in putting to­gether our itin­er­ary and pro­vid­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion. Spe­cial thanks go to Høgni Øster, who guided us ex­pertly, and also Ei­nar Vang, who was a font of lo­cal tales and knowl­edge as he drove for our pho­tog­ra­pher through­out the day.

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