In 2020, Faroe Island will remain closed for the tourists

Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2019

After being closed for close to a year, the well-known Faroe Islands will be shut down for tourists in the year 2020 too. Nevertheless, volunteers worldwide will get an opportunity to work on different repair works and one of the key projects include mending of hiking trail at the top of Slættaratindur, which is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. This autonomous archipelago is an important part of the Kingdom of Denmark.

 

The Faroe Islands are famous for being the home to thousands of sheep than humans however in the last five years tourist number in this island has increased by 10 percent a year over the last five years. So, the government at present is quite worried about the over tourism and how to battle the situation.

 

To fight the circumstances, the government of Faroe Islands has taken a decision to close some of its main attractions from April 16 to 17, 2020. This decision was taken to finish numerous maintenance works going all over the island to make travel sustainable.

 

It was determined after the success of Closed for Maintenance, Open for Voluntourism project in April 2019 that the government of the island will let another 100 volunteers who would be all whole-heartedly prepared to help the projects.

 

So, if you too wish to be a part of this amazing thing, here’s all the details:

1) The 100 volunteers will be given a room to stay.
2) They will get a celebratory dinner on Friday night with locals.
3) Transportation around the island for volunteers would be free.
Nevertheless remember, the trip is not a completely free one.

 

Here’s how you can apply and terms and conditions:

1) Firstly, you’ll have to register yourself at visitfaroeislands.com and pay for your flight tickets to the Faroe Islands.
2) Volunteers will have to be available for two entire days of work on April 16 and 17, 2020, so reach before April 15.
3) Volunteers are free to travel around the country (on their own) before and after the official completion dates.

 

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