Faroe Islands

'Voluntourists' clean up the Faroe Islands

Volunteers digging
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Some hundred volunteers from 25 countries descended on the remote Faroe Islands this weekend, to help with key maintenance projects on the archipelago.

According to the Visit Faroe Islands organisation, they helped create walking paths, construct viewpoints and protect birdlife sanctuaries.

With a population of just over 51,000, the Faroe Islands are nestled halfway between Iceland and Norway, and receive around 110,000 visitors each year.

Volunteers on tractor
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