Faroe Islands

The forgotten Faroes – adrift in the frothing swells of the north Atlantic, this mysterious 18-piece jigsaw puzzle of islands is at once ancient and very modern. Multicoloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches add focus to the grandly stark, treeless moorlands. Timeless networks of cairn-marked footpaths crisscross craggy layer-cake mountains. But even the tiniest once-inaccessible hamlets are now linked by a remarkable series of road-tunnels. And even as you bob around the dramatic fjords on a 70-year-old wooden sloop, your mobile phone is never likely to lose its signal.

THE SOUTH

After morning walk around Saksun we drove scenic road 54 to Tjørnuvík and then through Vágar Island to Gásadalur on scenic road 45. The village sits tucked away between lush green fields and soaring mountains to all sides, there we found beautiful waterfall Múlafossur. It was inaccessible...

SAKSUN

We made it through very narrow scenic road to Saksun. It is splendidly set in a natural circular amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon. It is really a wonderfully remote hillside village so we have decided to overnight here. It is well known for its tranquil atmosphere and amazing views...

THE NORTH

The weather was so bad last two days that we just parked above the Eiði. There were low clouds with typical Faroese fog and rain. Today we got bit better weather, so we have started our exploration of the North. Our first stop was Gjógv. It is the most northern village on the island of...

TÓRSHAVN

Our sailing to Iceland has started on May 11 from Hirtshals in Denmark. We took the only ferry connection from Europe to Iceland with Smiryl Lines around Shetland Islands (British territory with last European roaming signal) and we have arrived on May 13 to Faroe Islands. We had a break...