The famous harbour of Gjogv is located in the island of Eysturoy, forming a beautiful gorge that is a sight to behold. This gorge attracts many as it is serves as a photographer's delight, and is loved for hiking by the ocean and known for witnessing the Northern Lights! Yes, you read it right.
Distance: Located only an hour's drive from Vágar.
Best Time To Visit the Island:
July-August is the best time to visit Faroe Islands as this is the time when monsoon is over, so the ocean is roaring and the islands are lush with greenery. The end of July observes Ólavsøka, a local festival that is celebrated with traditional music and dance which will help you get in touch with local culture.
How To Get Here:
The only way to reach the islands is by air. Although you can take a flight from New Delhi straight up to Faroese: Vága Floghavn which is the airport at Vágar, these flight are extremely expensive, and can cost you more than ₹1.5 lakh, one way! Here is the cheapest way to reach the Faroe Islands:
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi–Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen: ₹22,000 (approximately). There are numerous flights like Air India and Jet Airways that fly between these two airports on a daily basis. You can then take Scandinavian Airlines from Copenhagen Airport, Copenhagen–Faroese: Vága Floghavn, Vágar which will cost you only about ₹12,000. Total cost of travel New Delhi-Faroe Islands will roughly cost you about ₹44,000, one way.
So if you believe that you've discovered Europe enough, it's time to think again and plan a trip to this wonderland called Faroe Islands!
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