2nd Edition. Bradt Publications. 168 pages. The Faroes are eighteen North Atlantic islands located northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. Since 1948 they have been an autonomous region of Denmark with their own parliament, flag and official national language. Known for their towering cliffs and mountainous terrain, these islands offer a unique opportunity to hike through some of Europe's most unspoilt landscapes, explore traditional fjordside villages, cycle around remote valleys or watch the 300 or so species of birds. Despite their remote location, the Faroe Islands are easily accessible by sea and air. Luxury ferry service operates from Scotland and Europe and there are direct flights from Stansted, Aberdeen and Copenhagen. ? Getting to the Faroes, by air and sea, including specialist tour operators; plus getting around the islands ? Comprehensive guide to the capital, T?rshavn ? Suggested hiking routes across the islands, complete with maps ? Natural history and wildlife in depth, with a guide to bird watching.
1st Edition. Bradt Publications. 176 pages. The latest edition of Tony Soper's succesful wildlife series, North Atlantic: A Guide to the Wildlife, is beautifully illustrated throughout with watercolour paintings by renowned wildlife artist Dan Powell. This full-colour guide covers the surface wildlife that inhabits the waters of the North Atlantic. As a practical guide, it's an ideal companion for anyone at sea or exploring the coast between Brittany and the British Isles, Norway, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and Maine. Sail the region and experience the company of gannets, fulmars, pigeons, leaping dolphins and sociable seals. As a souvenir, it is the perfect book to bring back memories of the birds, whales and other marine life to whom these waters are home. ? Invertebrates, molluscs, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals ? Migratory birds and racing pigeons ? History, discovery and exploitation, illustrated with original engravings ? Fishing vessel shapes and day/night signals ? Scientific and common names in English, French, German and Dutch