Travellers to the Faroe Islands can now choose among over 100 local tours and activities on the recently launched travel booking platform Guide to Faroe Islands — the largest gathering of the tourism industry on the small islands with grand ambitions for sustainable tourism.
Faroe Islands may still be one of the most remote destinations in the world and most people would struggle to locate the islands on a map of the world. But local guides and tour operators are preparing to receive a projected growing number of visitors in an authentic and sustainable manner.
On the joint booking platform for all Faroese tour operators, Guide to Faroe Islands (http://www.guidetofaroeislands.fo), visitors can now find and book over 100 locally organised activities and tours. Many of the tours and operators are new and include everything from birdwatching tours to the puffin island, Mykines, private hiking tours to Instagram favourites Múlafossur and Trælanípan, and ocean kayaking underneath the majestic sea stacks Drangarnir.
The multi-vendor platform has received a warm welcome by the Faroese travel industry with most travel companies and individual tour guides in the Faroe Islands now included on the platform.
The Faroe Islands have no plans for mass tourism, but are taking a more sustainable route to growth. Guide to Faroe Islands has been endorsed by government body Visit Faroe Islands as a welcomed enabler of sustainable tourism promoting geographically dispersed activities from providers across the small country.
Guide to Faroe Islands has announced that the platform will work closely together with local authorities, land owners and interest groups and is adapting the trips and activities on offer to local needs and restrictions to support the foundations of sustainable tourism in the Faroe Islands.
In addition to providing a seamless way for travellers to book tours in the Faroe Islands, Guide to Faroe Islands also acts as an aggregator for travel agencies around the world who can distribute and sell tours via the site’s partner portal