One of Europe’s best kept secrets, the Faroe Islands are a quiet retreat right in the middle of the north Atlantic ocean. If you really need any excuses to visit the Faroe Islands here are five!
5 Pictures that will make you want to visit the Faroe Islands
Yes that is a waterfall flowing into the sea. Sørvágsvatn lake is an optical illusion that looks higher than the cliffs around it and is over the sea.
Gásadalur is a village which, up to thirteen years ago, was only accessible by boat, meaning it’s as gorgeous and untouched as you would expect.
Eiði’s campsite is the old football pitch, which had to be abandoned due to the high winds, and where you will get the warmest welcome in the islands. The advantage of the fierce climate is these gorgeous weather-beaten coasts.
The Faroes are a bird watcher’s dream come true, particularly Mykines, where cute little puffins are everywhere. I mean everywhere. One flew under my arm.
Tórshavn’s old town is particularly picturesque with dotey little wooden houses and Faroese turf roofs.
Make sure you visit during Ólavsøka, the national day, where up to 60% of Faroe Islanders descend on the capital dressed in traditional clothing for song and celebration.
These images are also available to purchase as limited edition art prints (maximum 30 prints) from my online store.