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Travel Faroe Islands 'closed for maintenance' in April 2020

16:15  13 november  2019
16:15  13 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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For the second consecutive year, the Faroe Islands will close for maintenance in April 2020 . During this time, if you want to get into the Danish. They will partake in maintenance projects in the Faroese countryside, including rebuilding tunnels, repairing walkways and draining places that have flooded.

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The Danish archipelago has come up with a solution to the problem of mass tourism: closing access to visitors and only welcoming volunteers who take part in projects to preserve the environment. The initiative, which is set to last for two days, will take place on April 16 and 17, 2020.

Located between Iceland and northern Scotland, the Faroe Islands have yet to fall victim to mass tourism. However, the Faroese are well aware of the charms of their green and snowy landscapes. The tourist office of the Danish autonomous region reports that 111,000 people traveled to the archipelago last year, and the numbers of tourists visiting some of the Islands' attractions have risen by 10% in recent years.

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Sign up for 2020 . Maintenance work will be held again in April 2020 (final date to be confirmed soon). If you would like to be notified about when registration opens, please send an You will receive an e-mail about when registration for 2020 will open and about how the registration process will take place.

The Faroe Islands will be closed to visitors for one weekend in April ‘ for maintenance ’. From 26 to 28 April , locals on the 18- island archipelago will be working on conservation projects and, as the local tourism board Visit Faroe Islands explained on the campaign website, ‘delivering a touch of TLC to

a couple of people that are standing in the grass: The Danish archipelago has come up with a solution to the problem of mass tourism: closing access to visitors and only welcoming volunteers who take part in projects to preserve the environment.© pixdeluxe / IStock.com The Danish archipelago has come up with a solution to the problem of mass tourism: closing access to visitors and only welcoming volunteers who take part in projects to preserve the environment.

To tackle the consequences of a steep increase in tourism, the Faroese have decided to encourage visitors to roll up their sleeves and help set up structures that preserve the attractions of the islands. In 2019, only volunteers were allowed to travel to the archipelago over a period of two days when it was officially "closed for maintenance, [and] open for volontourism." One hundred people from 25 countries took part in the project, which consisted of marking out hiking trails in the busiest locations and setting up observatories for the most popular views.

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The Faroe Islands is in its infancy as a tourism destination and most areas have not felt any effects of tourism. 5. How many people from the Faroe Islands will participate? We expect a number of locals to take Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all volunteers during the maintenance period.

Closed for Maintenance , Open for Voluntourism. For one weekend in April , eleven popular tourist sites and attractions in the Faroe Islands will be closed to tourists. Why?

In the wake of the success of this initiative, the islands are set to close for maintenance a second time on April 16 and 17, 2020. Volunteers will not have to pay for food, accommodation or transport, but they will have to pay for return flights from their countries of origin. Virgin Atlantic is offering a special fare of €223 from Copenhagen on April 15. The volunteers will participate in 14 projects located all over the archipelago.

If you would like to join in, you have to register in advance at www.visitfaroeislands.com. If you do not want to take part, you can still travel to the Faroe Islands some other time, only not on April 16 and 17 of next year.

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