CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE, OPEN FOR VOLUNTOURISM
For one weekend in April, eleven popular tourist sites and attractions in the Faroe Islands will be closed to tourists. Why? Because we are keen to keep our green islands unspoiled.
In the village of Gjógv, a path from the village to one of the scenic viewpoints will be mended, and a fence erected to keep hikers safe
The campaign will work with local villagers to identify several areas where a little TLC will help to preserve the infrastructure
THIS MESSAGE WAS POSTED IN FEBRUARY 2019
JOIN US IN MAINTAINING THE BEAUTIFUL FAROE ISLANDS
Over the weekend of 26-27 April, eleven popular tourist sites in the Faroe Islands will be closed for regular tourists but open for everyone who wishes to help maintain them. In return for a helping hand, volunteers will be gifted both accommodation and food over the three-night maintenance period by the Faroese nation.
The Faroe Islands is one of the most unspoiled and unpolluted places on earth and we are keen to ensure that our green islands remain so. Therefore, we have invited volunteers to come and join us in maintaining the Faroe Islands.
Projects will include creating walking paths in well-trodden areas, constructing viewpoints that help preserve nature and birdlife sanctuaries and erecting signs that help with wayfinding.
On the Saturday night, there will be a celebratory meal for all those who have helped. You are also very welcome to extend your trip to the Faroe Islands if you wish to do so.
All you need to do to participate is to sign up below and buy your plane ticket to the Faroe Islands (note that you must pay for your flights to/from the Faroes through our partner, 62N, in our registration process). We will take care of the rest, including accommodation, food and transport during the maintenance period.
We hope you will come and help us maintain the Faroe Islands in April.