WATCH: Why the Faroe Islands are closing down for tourists

By on Thursday, November 21, 2019

The latest Faroe Islands’ “Closed for Maintenance” campaign has attracted 5,886 people to spend 15-17 April 2020 working on the islands.

Attractions in the Faroe Islands will be closed for regular visitors but open to volunteers – or voluntourists – who wish to help maintain them.

The Faroe Islands will be closed to visitors for one weekend in April ‘for maintenance’.

The initiative is led by Visit Faroe Islands and is part of a greater effort to preserve the Faroe Islands as one of the most unspoiled and unpolluted places on the planet.

This brilliant case study video tells the story.

In February 2019, the “Closed for Maintenance, Open for Voluntourism” campaign began through an announcement on Visit Faroe Islands’ website.


2 comments on WATCH: Why the Faroe Islands are closing down for tourists

  1. Avatar Dean Campbell says:

    Hi can you send me more info please I was in the Faroe islands for the first time this year as part of a football club playing in Europe what a beautiful place it is I said when I came home to my wife and family I would someday return this sounds like a great opportunity to do so having worked on building sites and from a farming back ground I think I could give something back can you pass on some advise with regards to travel and accommodation ect and prices I live in Northern Ireland I look forward to hearing from you many thanks Dean

  2. Avatar Helen says:


    How can i apply as a volunteer at faroe islands for April 2020?

    Best regards,


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