Vestmana birdcliffs Vestmanna Reviews
Fabulous scenery, fabulous bird life Jul 11, 2008
Unless you have your own boat, and a substantial one at that, in the Færoes, you can only see this by going with one of the two firms that run boat trips. I have talked to people who have done both and I don't think there is anything to choose between them, although I think the website I have provided only deals with one.
Some of the cliffs concerned are over 1500 feet high and sheer, with wonderful sea stacks, caves and arches. The boats ply, breathtakingly at times, into the caves, through the arches and round the stacks. It would be an exciting and scenic trip, if you did not see a single bird.
But you will, certainly if you go at the breeding season. Puffins, guillemots (common and black), razorbills, arctic and great skuas, several types of guls and tern, fulmars and kittiwakes are to be seen on their nesting sites on the cliffs and gannets join them overhead,
We also saw, to the concern of some, men climbing on the cliffs with nets in pursuit of puffins that are still a delicacy on the islands. Historically this dangerous acticity was a necessity of life.
Part of the Faroe Islands, 2008 travel blog
Part of the list Scandinavia - a favourite summer destination.
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