The Faroe Islands are a destination worth considering for the meetings industry: modern conference facilities, easy accessibility, well developed infrastructure and a unique nature make the Islands a top MICE destination in Scandinavia.
Veitshöchheim, 2 September 2015 – The Faroe Islands, a small country consisting of 18 tiny islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean is situated between Iceland and Norway and counts just 48,000 inhabitants. This country convinces as it offers many possibilities for tourists as well as for business travellers. In 2007, National Geographic Traveler selected the Faroe Islands 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 magazine Business Destination the country is one of the 10 Top Destinations you should visit in 2015.
Despite its remote location, the Faroe Islands are easy accessible. The national airline Atlantic Airways flies from different European destinations such as the UK, Norway and Denmark. From Copenhagen for instance there are several daily flights – the national Airport Vágar, which is located only 45 minutes away from the capital Tórshavn, can be reached in just two hours. Moreover, the infrastructure is well developed: the islands have an excellent network of highways, tunnels and mountain roads. Bus and car rental, taxi drivers and ferries operating between the islands facilitate travel.
Holding a meeting or conference at the Faroe Islands is advisable. There are different 5-star conference facilities such as the Nordic House which has space for up to 600 sitting guests. Another example is the Hotel Føroyar which has plenty of well-equipped conference rooms suitable for small and large meetings. It offers conference rooms from 2 to 400 guests and 106 bed rooms. There are also several 3- star hotels and other venues available, like the Gjáargarður which is surrounded by beautiful nature.
The scenery is magnificent: a combination of hard rocks, grass and waterfalls. This set up allows the combination of meetings with different kinds of activities like hiking in the Faroese mountains and forests, sailing, rowing, speed boating, fishing, rappelling, horseback riding, flying in helicopter and much more.
Hosting a meeting or conference at the Faroe Islands therefore provides a unique opportunity for businesses to produce some exceptional, innovative new ideas. Kaj Leo Holm Johannesen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, states:
“In our tiny island country you are far away from the buzz and stress of everday life. The peace and quiet here will unleash you from the clock and from your calendar. Here the open horizons will feed your mind with new and fresh ideas and thoughts.”
Visit Faroe Islands and Visit Tórshavn are the official coordinators of MICE related activities and work with a large network of suppliers.
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