The Faroe Islands are a true hidden gem, if you are a lover of all things natural, real and pure - and being at one with the earth, then this location will call to your soul on a different level. The landscape is still unscathed, and there is an ethereal pure calming simplicity in the air and surrounding you.
It is self governing, 200 miles north of Scotland, and halfway between Norway and Iceland, the terrain is rugged, and the views are breathtaking. Legend has it that Iceland was so jealous of the beauty of the Faroe Islands, they sent two giants to swim and move the Islands to Iceland, but the Giants could not, the sun rose - and they turned to stone.
The Faroe Islands are made up of 18 main volcanic Islands between Scotland, Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean which are all joined and connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways and bridges.
Hikers and bird-watchers are drawn to the islands’ mountains, valleys and grassy heathland, and steep coastal cliffs that harbor thousands of seabirds. Anyone who loves being close to nature and enjoying a simple, pure, clean, laid back life surrounded by the best that the earth has to offer should come to Faroe Islands - it is spiritually a place of great positive energy.
The air is clean and fresh, life moves at a calm pace, people are warm and caring, and there is lots and lots of space and a feeling of freedom.
For your wedding adventure, it would start with your arrival into Vagar (Sorvagur on skyscanner) airport from either Edinburgh, Copenhagen, or Reykjavik, and there are flights daily. You would then either hire a car from the airport, or get a taxi from the airport to Torshavn where you wedding is held, and the taxi rate for 1 way to Torshavn is €30.
Many people like to hire a car though and explore the islands - although if you are a hiker you can spend weeks walking around the 1400 square km combined area of the Faroe Islands.
Torshavn is a beautiful coastal town, and is the capital of the Faroe Islands, and the largest Island. The Mayor himself holds the weddings, and they only have 2 days per month when they perform ceremonies.
Torshavn Town Hall is lovely, very quaint, intimate, and a lovely example of the Faroe architecture. The weddings are held in either English or Faroese, and the Marriage certificates are International ones which are Legally recognised worldwide and are in English, Danish, German, Spanish & French.
The town of Torshavn itself is one of the smallest capital cities in the world - has a really interesting history, which if you get a moment you should read about here. It was founded by Vikings, Celtic Monks, and Farmers. Back in 1598 there were only 101 inhabitants, which were split into 3 groups - Farmers, Government workers, and people who were neither! These days it has a large port, and is the main hub for trade within the Faroe Islands.
In WWII the Islands were the headquarters for the Royal Navy Command as they were at this time under British control. When you start reading about the Islands it is amazing how such a small area in the middle of the Nordic lands, that goes relatively un mentioned has stayed under the radar for so long!
Torshavn has a great network of buses if you do not want to hire a car but still explore! And you can also hire surf boards if you feel like braving the sea and catching some waves.
There is also a wide variety of lovely hotels, B&Bs, Guest Houses, Hostels - something for everyones taste and budget, and as everyone speaks English it is very very easy to make reservations!
There are a wide variety of international restaurants and bistros in and around Torshavn if you do not fancy the olden day traditional Faroese dishes of dried mutton, whale blubber, puffin and potatoes. The seafood is INCREDIBLE as you would imagine.
The Faroe Islands are also far enough north to see the Northern Lights or "Aurora Borealis" from November to February - so with a bit of luck if you are there at that time you may even see them.....How amazing a Faroe Nordic Wedding Adventure that would be?
When you are on the Faroe Islands you will see many houses with grass roofs... It is very pretty, and quaint, and serves to really blend the houses into nature - rather than being ugly, it is like architecture meets earth. Traditionally the grass was used for practical purposes of keeping the inside of homes warm as the daylight hours are short. But now they are aesthetic and a symbol of the Faroe Islands.
For a virtual tour of the Faroe Islands please take a look at this link.
A wedding on the Faroe Islands is magical, and its calm simplicity really does mean your wedding day is about the two of you. We work with wonderful local photographers who can capture the day and have a location wedding shoot in some beautiful spots, and we can organise you hair, make up and flowers if you require also. Everyone speaks English.
The weddings themselves are twice monthly, and you can present your documents the same day as your wedding. Witnesses are provided for you if you are travelling alone, and we can organise you extra marriage certificates if you need them at no extra cost.
We can book your wedding up to 4 months in advance and we just need 1 months notice. This venue does NOT come under the rule of the Danish Agency of Family law, and we will help you with all of the paperwork and documentation that is required.
Please do contact us for a free no obligation documents list and a chat and some advice. Absolutely everything for a Faroe Island wedding is only €645.
Have a look at our awesome YouTube channel for short information Vlogs on how easy it is to elope and get married abroad!
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