I've never been anywhere quite like the scenic and serene Faroe Islands. Getting a taste for the place during an early August visit, I can say this tiny island nation was one of most fascinating places for food I've even been to. Not entirely sure where I'm talking about? Don't worry. You're certainly not alone. When telling people that I was heading to the Faroes, something along the lines of ‘Now where's that again?’ proved to be a typical response.
Here's a quick introduction to the Faroes, compliments of Wikipedia:
‘An archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, at about 320 kilometres north-north-west of mainland Scotland. The total area is approximately 1,400 sq km with a population of almost 50,000 people.’
An informative blurb to be sure, but what the above description doesn't mention is that this super green and craggily surreal set of islands is only about a two-hour flight from London. For foodies seeking somewhere deliciously different that feels beyond remote but is surprisingly accessible, this tiny scattering of rocks in the middle of nowhere offers an ideal getaway. The name Faroes is derived from the Old Norse word meaning sheep, and without question it's an apt moniker for these islands. I certainly saw lots more sheep than humans on my travels.