Faroe Islands

The forgotten Faroes – adrift in the frothing swells of the north Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern. Multicoloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches add focus to the grandly stark, treeless moorlands. Timeless networks of cairn-marked footpaths crisscross craggy layer-cake mountains. But even the tiniest once-inaccessible hamlets are now linked by a remarkable series of road-tunnels. And even as you bob around the dramatic fjords on a 70-year-old wooden sloop, your mobile phone is never likely to lose its signal.

TÓRSHAVN

Our sailing to Iceland has started on May 11 from Hirtshals in Denmark. We took the only ferry connection from Europe to Iceland with Smiryl Lines around Shetland Islands (British territory with last European roaming signal) and we have arrived on May 13 to Faroe Islands. We had a break...