The Faroe Islands may seem like an unexpected spot to vacation to some, but the tiny islands are exactly where members of Dubai’s royal family are currently choosing to holiday. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, who is more commonly known as Fazza to his 6.4 million Instagram followers, posted a series of snaps on the social media platform this week, as he explored the volcanic islands. Based on one picture he shared of his father,HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, behind a barbecue, it appears that the young royal is in Scandinavia with his family to celebrate the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s 69th birthday. And with its postcard-worthy landscape, isolated location, and never-ending Instagrammable material, it’s no surprise that Dubai’s royal family would choose to head to the islands for a refreshing break from bustling city life.
Made up of 18 small islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, located roughly between Iceland and Norway, the isolated crops of land aren’t exactly the easiest place to get to due to their remote location, however, the location’s unrivaled natural beauty, ultra-friendly locals, and plethora of activities makes it even harder to leave. A forager’s dream (we’re looking at you Fazza), visitors will find dramatic waterfalls, hotels with grass roofs, and grazing sheep in every corner (there are reportedly twice as many sheep as humans here). It’s also an amazing destination to view the Northern Lights, which occur mostly during the winter.
During his stay, Fazza enjoyed a hike along the rugged coastline, which grants panoramic views of the picturesque island, visited the Faroese fishing villages, and snapped selfies against the backdrop of the Gásadalur waterfall, one of the most emblematic locations in the Faroe Islands. Consider your next holiday sorted. In the gallery above, a look at what the Crown Prince got up to in the rugged islands of the Faroe archipelago.