Checklist: The Faroe Islands

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Checklist: The Faroe Islands

They may just be 18 little specks in the North Atlantic Ocean, suspended midway between Iceland and Scotland, but the tiny Faroe Islands are fast gaining long overdue recognition as the new Nordic hot spot, as much for their music and cuisine as their breathtaking scenery. As Iceland, the archipelago’s close neighbor, becomes increasingly overwhelmed by tourism, the Faroe Islands offer comparable otherworldly landscapes and distinctive island culture, but on a smaller and (as yet) far less visited scale.

Karen is a Scottish freelance writer now based in New York City.