The Faroe Islands to ‘close for maintenance’ in 2020

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Housing a colony of puffins and remarkable landscapes, this island is about to close to tourists for a little while – but it’s for a good cause.

A popular string of islands will be closed down to tourists for a portion of 2020 in a bid to preserve its ecosystem from the droves of visitors who venture to the region each year.

Located between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands will be closed for tourism – but there is still a way people can reach the islands during the shutdown period.Basically, if you plan on visiting between April 15-17 2020, you’ll need to volunteer your time to step foot on the islands.

During the maintenance phase of the closure, 14 tourist sites will be closed to the public, including Slættaratindur – the highest mountain in the Faroes.

To be part of the volunteer group that will stay on the island for free during the maintenance period, Guðrið Højgaard, Director at Visit Faroe Islands, said successful applicants will need to apply quickly as the 2019 program saw thousands reach out to offer their assistance.

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