The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Denmark. It comprises 18 rocky, volcanic islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways and bridges. Hikers and bird-watchers are drawn to the islands’ mountains, valleys and grassy heathland, and steep coastal cliffs that harbor thousands of seabirds.
Fiji, a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It’s famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons. Its major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, contain most of the population. Viti Levu is home to the capital, Suva, a port city with British colonial architecture. The Fiji Museum, in the Victorian-era Thurston Gardens, has ethnographic exhibits.
Finland is a Northern European nation that borders Sweden, Norway and Russia. The capital Helsinki extends over a peninsula and nearby islands in the Baltic Sea. Helsinki has the 18th-century Suomenlinna fortress, the trendy Design District and various museums. To observe the Northern Lights it is necessary to reach Lapland, the great Finnish province with national parks and ski resorts.
French Guyana is a French overseas region located on the northeastern coast of South America. Most of its territory is covered in tropical forest. The ruins of Fort Cépérou, dating back to the 17th century, dominate the capital, Cayenne, characterized by colorful Creole houses and open-air markets. Shops and cafes surround the main square, Place des Palmistes, decorated with rows of palm trees. The suburb of Rémire-Montjoly extends parallel to the beaches on the Atlantic coast.
French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France, comprises more than 100 islands in the South Pacific, stretching for more than 2,000km. Divided into the Austral, Gambier, Marquesas, Society and Tuamotu archipelagos, they’re known for their coral-fringed lagoons and over-the-water bungalow hotels. Island features include white- and black-sand beaches, mountains, rugged backcountry and towering waterfalls.
The French Antilles are some Caribbean islands belonging to the Antilles group. They consist of four main islands: Saint-Martin, Martinique and Saint-Barthélemy and Guadeloupe with its archipelago. Famous for the beauty of their sea.