NOW TRY THE FAROE ISLANDS
Elemental, bleak and breathtakingly beautiful, the 18 treeless islands that comprise the Faroes stand jagged and tall as one of Europe’s most intriguing wildernesses. This land of 50,000 people (and 70,000 sheep) is a bluster of unexpected wonders: viewed from a nearby hilltop, an optical illusion makes seaside lake Sorvagsvatn seemingly float above the ocean.
Five nights cost from £5,995pp including flights, private tours and accommodation (blacktomato.com).
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