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the faroe nas This isolated archipelago made up of 18 small islands, halfway between Norway and Iceland, is beloved not only for its grass-covered roofs (yes, they get mowed regularly), its towering sea cliffs and its fun foodie scene, but also for the fact that it's relatively undiscovered. In fact, there are many maps that don't even include the Faroe Islands. As for the weather, sometimes it's sunny and other times it's "like living in a glass of milk," says Marni Simonsen, a local langoustine fisherman. The maritime climate can certainly get foggy, but it only adds to the dreamlike ambiance of the island. must dos: -Take a hike on Mykinesholmur, where you will be surround¬ ed by hundred of birds. -Go sightseeing in the cheerful harbor town of Torshavn, the old part of Reyni and Tinganes. -Visit the brilliant designers at Gu9run & Gu9run (www.gu-drungudrun. com) where you'll find gorgeous knitted sweat¬ ers, salmon-skin sneakers and stylish dresses popular with glitterati like Helena Christensen and Naomi Campbell. -Pop into the record store, Tutl, to purchase some local tunes. -Dine on fabulous Faroese seafood on board Nor6lysi6, an adorable wooden sailboat. -Visit the farm at Kirkjubo, home of the Paturssons, a 17th-generation family. -Dine at Koks (www.hotelforoyar.com), a fine-dining eatery at Hotel Foroyar, where chef Leif Sorensen will serve you creative dishes using local raw materials. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 77


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