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You'll finally be able to use points for a hotel stay in the Faroe Islands

Jan. 14, 2020
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Hilton Garden Inn Faroe Islands
You'll finally be able to use points for a hotel stay in the Faroe Islands
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Travelers will soon be able to use their Hilton Honors points on a breathtaking stay in the Faroe Islands.

Hilton is set to open a brand new Hilton Garden Inn in the capital of Tórshavn this coming summer. This opening makes Hilton the first international hotel brand in the northern archipelago. Currently, a majority of the accommodation available in the Faroe Islands is locally owned and operated. Hilton noted this and seems to be conscious of its impact on the local economy.

"The arrival of Hilton Garden Inn to the Faroe Islands is an important example of how careful tourism development can help create a sustainable destination which can be enjoyed by international visitors for generations to come." said Patrick Fitzgibbon, SVP of Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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The property itself offers endless sea views and its location allows for easy access to the harbor and Tórshavn city center. The property is not yet bookable, but Hilton shared that the property is set to open during summer 2020.

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands, but it's not quite like any other capital in the world. In fact, it's probably one of the most quaint capitals you'll ever visit. And to me, that sounds amazing. Just take a look for yourself.

Further reading: Why you should visit the Faroe Islands

Bay of Tórshavn. (Photo by Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Getty Images)
Bay of Tórshavn. (Photo by Feifei Cui-Paoluzzo/Getty Images)

Beyond the city limits, the islands offer unbelievable views and landscapes. To me, the Faroe Islands seem like the perfect combination of Iceland and Norway. Many of those who have visited for themselves have said that the island is incredibly easy to get around on as long as you rent a car.

 

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Why is this opening such exciting news? Well, it makes a vacation to the Faroe Islands both more affordable as well as rewarding. Though many people assume the islands are super remote and hard to get to, they're not that remote.

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The 18 islands are located about halfway between Iceland and Norway, and just 200 miles north of Scotland. There's only a handful of direct routes from destinations including Copenhagen, Paris, Reykjavik, Edinburgh and Bergen. Though seasonally, you can snag direct flights from Barcelona, the Canary Islands, Mallorca, Crete and Malta. Either way, you can typically get to the Faroe Islands from North America with just one stopover.

Based on Google Flights data, those traveling from New York City area airports can generally snag a round-trip ticket for $600 or less. There's also a lot of options to take an extended layover in destinations such as Reykjavik and Copenhagen.

Featured image by Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels and Resorts

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The Capital One Venture X card is one of the best all-round travel credit cards ever launched. Not only is it offering a tremendous welcome bonus, but cardholders can earn tons of miles on everyday spending and receive a 10,000-mile anniversary bonus to boot. Its annual fee is $395, but cardholders can count on up to $300 in statement credits toward travel booked through Capital One Travel each year and other valuable benefits like access to Priority Pass lounges and Capital One’s own growing family of airport lounges.

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  • Excellent welcome offer worth 75,000 miles after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first three months.
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  • 10,000 bonus miles (worth $100 toward travel) each account anniversary.

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  • The $395 annual fee might be expensive for some, but this card’s benefits provide much more value than that.
  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive up to $300 back annually as statement credits for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Named editors' choice for "Best New Credit Card of 2021" by The Points Guy
  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023