During the past year, it’s been impossible to read a travel magazine or blog without being told that the Faroe Islands is the next in place to visit for travelers who want to get off of the tourist trail. Of course, this has resulted in a rush to visit and the beginnings of the annoying over-tourism that we’ve seen—and experienced—elsewhere in Europe. In order to avoid some of the issues that places like Iceland have been coping with in recent years, the Faroe Islands will be having a temporary moratorium on tourists this April. The little video explains the plan and gives a peek at the beautiful country, which will paradoxically encourage more of us to visit.
h/t to Alda Sigmundsdóttir for the link to the story. If you’re considering a trip to Iceland, be sure to check out her blog and buy her fascinating books on Iceland. I highly recommend “The Little Book of Tourists in Iceland” and not because I’m mentioned in the dedications.