Before moving back to the United States, I wanted to do an adventurous and unique trip, and so the Faroe Islands seemed like the appropriate choice. For five wonderful days we got to see all the natural wonder and warm hospitality that the Faroes have to offer. We experienced stunning scenery, quaint towns, Viking history, and delicious Faroese gastronomy. Where else can you spend a day with puffins, or find extraordinary beauty in a landscape completely devoid of trees? The Faroes are a wonderful off-the-beaten-path destination that adventure and nature lovers will enjoy.
Though we captured several hundred images on our cameras, we also snapped away on our i-Phones, and here are our top 27 Instagram photos that we wanted to share with you. The Faroe Islands are a photographer’s dream come true, but truth be told, when the subject is so gorgeous, it’s hard to take a bad photo.
Arriving to the island of Vagar with Atlantic Airways
Beautiful harbor of the capital of Torshavn
View of Torshavn from our hotel room at Hotel Foroyar
Enormous gorge in the village of Gjogv, Eysturoy Island
A ram protecting his territory!
Sørvágur town, Vagar Island
Shetland cow in the village of Kirkjubøur, Streymoy Island
Overlooking the village of Gjogv, Eysturoy Island
Stone houses in Sørvágsvatn, the largest lake in the Faroese islands
Traditional sandwiches at cafe Ostrom in Torshavn Harbor
Sørvágsvatn in Vagar Island
Turf roof houses in Gasadalur, Vagar Island
View over the westernmost island of Mykines
A church in Tórshavn
Typical house in the village of Kirkjubøur, Streymoy Island
A family of Faroese geese soaking up the sun
One of the handful of villages of the island of Kalsoy with Kunoy Island in the rear
Salmon rolls at Etika, the only sushi restaurant on the Faroe Islands
Scenic village in the northern islands
Klaksvík from the ferry on the way to Kalsoy Island
Tjornuvik, the northernmost village on Streymoy Island
A colony of Puffins on Mykines Island
Puffins aka the “parrots of the sea” – Mykines Island
Incredible view of Kalsoy and Kunoy Island from Vidareidi the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands
Sheep outnumber Faroes people 2 to 1!
Arriving on the island of Mykines by helicopter
I hope these photos inspire you to head out to the Faroe Islands some time soon before more people discover this incredible island nation. Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable!
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