“More and more companies are looking for unconventional places when it comes to meetings, incentives, conferences and events! – Places like the Faroe Islands”
This excerpt from the MICE business video of Visit Faroe Islands puts it in a nutshell: If you are looking for a unique destination for your next meeting or conference, for a place which completely differs from other countries, then you definitely should consider the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands are a small country consisting of 18 tiny islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, situated between Iceland and Norway. The islands only count 48,000 inhabitants and are a wonderful destination, both for tourists as well as for business travellers. In 2007, National Geographic Traveler selected the Faroe Islands as the world’s most attractive islands to visit, in 2013 the Lonely Planet Guide described the islands as one of the world’s best travel destinations and, according to the Business Destination magazine, the country is one of the 10 Top Destinations you should visit in 2015.
Holding a meeting or conference at the Faroe Islands is really a great idea. You can book different five-star conference facilities such as the 5-star Nordic House which has space for up to 600 sitting guests. Or decide for the Hotel Føroyar, with its many well-equipped conference rooms suitable for small and large meetings. It offers conference rooms from 2 to 400 guests and 106 bedrooms. There are also different 3- star hotels and other venues, like the Gjáargarður which is surrounded by beautiful nature.
The scenery is magnificent: a combination of hard rocks, velvety green grass and dramatic waterfalls. A stunning picture painted in green and blue colours, where your eyes can stretch from the top of a mountain and over the endless surrounding ocean all at once. This set up allows planners to combine meetings with different kinds of activities in the unexplored and unspoiled nature! Look forward to activities like hiking in the Faroese mountains and forests, sailing, rowing, speed boating, fishing, rappelling, horseback riding, flying with a helicopter and much more.
As far away from big city life as it may seem, getting to the Faroe Islands is actually easier than you think: just a two or three hour flight from continental Europe. You can fly with the national airline Atlantic Airways from different European destinations such as the UK, Iceland, Norway and Denmark. From Copenhagen for example there are several daily flights – in just two hours you reach the national Airport Vágar which is located only 45 minutes away from the capital Tórshavn. There is also nothing to complain about the infrastructure: the islands have an excellent network of highways, tunnels and mountain roads. Bus and car rentals, taxi drivers and ferries operating between the islands facilitate travel.
Visit Faroe Islands and Visit Tórshavn are the official coordinators of MICE related activities and work with a large network of suppliers. You can meet the team at ibtm in Barcelona, November 17-19.
More information on www.visitfaroeislands.com/meetings.
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