An idyllic escape in the North Atlantic Ocean

Lingering in the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Norway lies the relatively tiny archipelago of the Faroe Islands. A self-governed nation within the Kingdom of Denmark, this place is an untapped oasis of dramatic landscapes. Following a two-­hour flight from Copenhagen, rent a car from the airport and navigate your way to Tórshavn — one of the world’s smallest capital cities. On the way, passing by rolling cliffs of green and the occasional free­-roaming sheep, it’s easy to see why rumblings about the Faroes are growing.