Eleven things you didn’t know about Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands
Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, all islands of the North Atlantic, are on every avid traveller’s bucket list. The rich history and dramatic cliffs of these ancient places invite you to dream about the past and truly experience the present away from the busy cities.
Here are a few fun facts you might not know about Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands which you can visit in eleven days on our newest expedition cruise itinerary:
Did you know that Scotland…?
• Is known as the birthplace of golf
• Is home to some of the largest wilderness areas in western Europe
• Can’t be talked about without considering history. From ancient cultures to Gaels and Vikings, Scotland is a fascinating place to explore more of Europe’s history.
• Has an incredible variety of tucked away bays that are hard to access. Travelling with a small expedition ship gives travellers the opportunity to visit this beautiful rugged part of the country.
Did you know that Iceland…?
• Has famous ancient settlers? Vikings are known to be the first settlers of Iceland.
• Had one of the first parliaments (Althing) and is now one of the most modern, progressive parliaments in the world.
• Takes elves very seriously.
• Is largely covered by glaciers.
Did you know that the Faroe Islands…?
• have 50,000 inhabitants – and 80,000 sheep.
• Have no point which is further than 5km (3 miles) from the sea.
• Are one of the best places to spot puffins? These cute ‘parrots of the North Atlantic’ nest in Mykines.
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