I've never heard of it?! Where is it?! What is the point?!
The type of questions we faced when we explained we were going on a little trip to the Faroe Islands. Our rationale, coupled with Stadium Hoppers was very plausible, although not many saw it like that.
Extreme weather, no population, loads of sheep. The reviews weren't wrong. However, they also weren't wrong when it described the islands as beautiful, tranquil and the 'Land of the Gods'.
Flights were only on a Thursday or Sunday. Therefore we flew from London Stansted to Edinburgh, then a 1 hour flight to Vagar Airport, Faroe Islands via Atlantic Airways. We had the reverse trip booked for Sunday afternoon.
We booked a small log cabin (on a cliffs edge) through Airbnb in Boar and hired a Toyota Auris to take us around the islands. Having hunted high and low on Thursday evening for a meal (no chance of a pub), we set about planning our trip and the reasoning behind it.
With only a population of 50,000, the Faroe Islands has one of the highest percentage of football participation in Europe. With an ever improving national team and a 10-team Premier Division, basically every settlement had a football pitch at the heart of it. Some of them the most beautiful stadiums in the world.
Friday, we visited as many of the stadiums as we could, driving up and down mountains, through tunnels and water. We even took the opportunity to play at the national stadium and took penalties surrounded by the Atlantic ocean. It was generally a fantastic day.
Saturday, we decided to take in the opening rounds of the Domestic Cup.