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Soak-in the Faroe Is­lands

Lonely Planet (UK) - - 52 Best Weekends Away -

Layer-cake moun­tains, cliffs plung­ing into the frothy At­lantic, green pas­tures in­ter­rupted only by hob­bit-house-like, grass-roofed cot­tages – no won­der Den­mark’s Faroe Is­lands are loved by hik­ers. But af­ter a week­end out­side, buf­feted by wild winds (there’s a rea­son those moor­lands are tree­less) you’re go­ing to crave warmth. If the cud­dly em­brace of a newly pur­chased 20 "'2'-, * 0-#1# (3+.#0 5-,ư2 13$̭!#Ơ con­sider rent­ing your own mini Scan­di­na­vian spa. Rib 62 brings trail­ers with oak bar­rel hot tubs and saunas to any­where on the is­lands that’s driv­able from Tór­shavn, the Faroese cap­i­tal (up to 16 peo­ple; £330 for the day, £450 if you’re more than 12 miles from Tór­shavn; rib62.com), so you can en­joy your cho­sen bay or hill­top vista in steamy com­fort. As the name sug­gests, the com­pany also runs boat tours around the isles (from £47). AR­RIVE At­lantic Air ways flies from UK cities via Copen­hagen to Vá­gar ( from £475; at­lanti­cair­ways.com). STAY A 30 -minute stroll from Tór­shavn, Ho­tel Føro­yar merges a tra­di­tional grass roof with mod­ern glass walls look­ing out to the har­bour be­low (from £215; hotelforo­yar.fo).

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