Scout Your Next Faroe Islands Trip With a Virtual Visit
Have your travel plans to the Faroe Islands have been recently thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Don’t worry, because Visit Faroe Islands has made it possible for you to take a virtual trip around their pristine islands.
Using your computer or mobile device, you can log in to Visit Faroe Islands and view a local’s trip around their homeland. Not only that, but you can control where they go as well. This takes location-scouting to a whole new level for photographers, who are normally restricted to the use of Google Maps, other photographers’ pictures, or guides before they visit their destination.
Not sure what all the fuss about the Faroe Islands is? Here’s what Visit Faroe Islands has to say:
Located in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands is welcoming virtual travelers from around the globe via mobile devices, tablets, and PCs. The new site will allow virtual visitors to explore the Faroes’ rugged mountains and see its cascading waterfalls and traditional grass-roofed houses close-up by interacting — live — with a local Faroese, who will act as their eyes, ears, and body on a virtual exploratory tour of the destination.
The Faroese locals will be equipped with a live video camera, allowing virtual visitors not only to see the views from an on-the-spot perspective, but also control where and how they explore by using their computer or phone keypad to turn, walk, run, and even jump. Just like a real-life computer game, the main player will control the moves of the Faroese islander/s, who will not only explore locations on foot, but also take to the skies by helicopter, giving the virtual visitors a bird’s eye perspective on this beautiful island nation’s steep grassy slopes, its 80,000 sheep, and its unspoilt, wild, and natural countryside.
Virtual tours started April 15, 2020 for 10 days and will run once or twice daily. The Visit Faroe Islands tourist board team will be online in real-time on Instagram and Facebook Live to answer any questions that you may have, providing both inspirations and expert knowledge about places to visit and things to see once the islands have reopened to visitors.
Images used with permission by Visit Faroe Islands.