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Hiking and Exploring the Faroe Islands and the Scottish Highlands (#2306)

Date and Time

Sunday, July 23, 2023 - Monday, July 31, 2023

Location

Faroe Islands,
International,
Scotland

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

The Faroes are like nowhere else on earth. Adrift in the north Atlantic, these 18 forgotten islands are thrashed by furious swells and subject to some of the most fickle weather on the planet; all of which is forgiven the moment you clap eyes on their primordial beauty. They may be little but nature works on a grand scale here and the elements are felt keenly. In traditional Scottish geography, the Highlands refers to that part of Scotland north-west of the Highland Boundary Fault, which crosses mainland Scotland in a near-straight line from Helensburgh to Stonehaven. The Highlands are often portrayed as a romantic part of Scotland. This is not at all strange given the stunning unspoiled nature with rugged mountains, deep blue lochs and empty glens where majestic Red Deer rule the hills and Eagles rule the skies. Due to the ever and fast changing weather, the Highlands have a mystical touch. One moment you see the hills, the next they are gone. Sunny spells and dark shadows move over the hills and the white snow capped mountains in winter give the Highlands a sparkling touch. Come join us as we hike and enjoy the beauty of both wonderlands for this 10 day journey.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $4,790 member / $4,890 non-member
*Trip includes 8 nights lodging (3*/4* hotels); all breakfasts, most lunches and 6 dinners; luggage transfers, fully guided local guides, entrance fees to listed activities, rd trip airfare from Edinburgh to the Faroe Islands and travel insurance.

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2306 Prospectus

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Faroe Islands

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Hiking 4 Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Jay, from Philadelphia, is a Delaware Valley hiking, biking, and backpacking leader and AMC Adventure Travel Assistant Leader. He has travelled throughout North & South America, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Western & Eastern Europe. Jay has lived in Israel, has had an extended stay in New Zealand. He has hiked, cycled, or backpacked in Patagonia, Croatia, in the Alps.

Leader



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Joe has an avid interest in health and fitness which has paved the way to adventure travel. He participated in bike trips through the Po Valley of Italy and the Camino de Santiago in Spain and recently co-led trips to Machu Picchu/ Easter Island and the Puglia area of Italy.