The Faroe Islands – 18 islands of various sizes connected by tunnels and ferries – is one of three autonomous territories in the Nordic Region. The landscape is rugged with steep cliffs, grassy ridges and a very few trees.
The Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are a remote, enticing archipelago of 18 massive volcanic basalt rocks thrusting skyward through the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between Norway and Iceland.
Originally settled by Norwegian Vikings in the ninth and 10th centuries and now an autonomous outpost of the Kingdom of Denmark, the destination is a paradise for hikers, mountain climbers, and sheep.
Photos by Sam Horine @samhorine .
Klaksvík, Faroe Islands
Klaksvík is the second largest town of the Faroe Islands behind Torshavn. The town is located on Borðoy, which is one of the northernmost islands (the Norðoyar). It is the administrative centre of Klaksvík municipality.
The 18 Faroe Islands have a total population of around 50,000—a drop in the bucket compared to Nordic neighbors Sweden and Norway or tourist-heavy Iceland, which saw 1.6 million visitors in 2016.
The Faroe Islands – 18 islands of various sizes connected by tunnels and ferries – is one of three autonomous territories in the Nordic Region.
The landscape is rugged with steep cliffs, grassy ridges and a very few trees.
The Faroe Islands is a self-governing archipelago, comprising 18 volcanic islands located between Iceland and Norway.
The forgotten Faroes are just a short flight from the UK, yet they’re way off the standard traveller’s radar. Adrift in the frothing swells of the north Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern.
The Faroe or Faeroe Islands are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, although they politically aim for higher independence. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000, and a language and culture of their own.