You likely know some of the islands in the Mediterranean, such as Majorca and Sicily, or Aegean superstars like Santorini and Crete, but Europe has plenty of praise-worthy islands with show-off scenery and cute little villages, including Portugal’s Azores and Ireland’s Aran Islands. Thinking of heading across the pond? Here are some of the most buzzworthy European islands to add to your list.
Faroe Islands — Denmark
For an off-the-beaten-path Nordic getaway, head to the Faroe Islands, an 18-island volcanic chain in the North Atlantic. You’ll be gobsmacked by scenery that includes Mulafossur Waterfall and the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs. Plus, there are puffin breeding grounds, lighthouses, grass-roofed houses, and chances to spot the elusive Northern Lights!