Faroe Islands Offer A Virtual Game Experience You Just Can't Miss
Virtual tours have yet again come to the rescue of your loneliness and distancing from society. Since Wednesday, i.e., 15th April 2020, the Islands of Faroe have been assisting gallivanters to explore and discover the fabled beauties and facts that have remained untainted over the years.
The Islands of Faroe are tucked carefully between Norway and Iceland. They comprise 18 volcanic islands, around 80000 sheep, thousands of adorable birds and 50,000 people.
Torshavn, the largest capital city in the islands, is one of the cosiest places in the world. The 66.8 sq. mile city is populated by a little over 20,000 people, a couple of museums, a tiny quaint town and rows of houses, very vividly painted to be true. Turf-roofed houses are symbolic of the islands and you will see it everywhere from the capital city to hamlets set at the seaside.
You should definitely not ignore the hamlet of Saksun. The shire-like hamlet sits in tranquil environs, overlooking a lagoon and iconic views of mountains stretched in all directions.
It's a dramatic and mind-boggling fact that the westernmost island, which is home to thousands of birds, is habituated by only 14 people.
If the sky is clear, you can hike up to the Kallur Lighthouse for panoramic views of 5 other islands. And if the weather permits, you can see the Northern Lights from Gjogv or Klaksvik, some pretty good spots to catch glimpses of the lights.
The virtual tour that the Faroe Islands is offering is not the run of the mill type, where all you can do is watch, gaze and wonder because the tour that we are talking about comes with different keys - walk, turn, run and jump; keys to control every step of the tour. You will have the liberty to take control of the whole expedition, because the tour comes with a local Faroese guide at the other end, equipped with a live video camera, ready to explain each and every destination. You can actually interact with the guide and ask anything related to the group of islands and enjoy the scapes and beauties up-close as if you are just a few metres away from it.
In a nutshell, Faroe Islands is assisting travel enthusiasts to grand tours via electronic devices like PCs, tablets and mobile phones.
The guides are most happy to be of service to you once or twice daily, which will carry on for around 10 days. You just have to check their Instagram and Facebook pages for live streaming.
On top of the local guides, the tourist board team of Faroe islands will also be online to get back to you, if you want to know more about the islands on a deeper level.
Grab your device, get comfortable on your couch and start on the expedition because good days are here again.