faroe islands in photos

i wrote about my time in the faroe islands here,
(and for examiner here)
but i wanted to share a few more photos today!

*ps, i can’t believe that i still didn’t have my real camera
for this … (it was stolen last month), and i just ordered a
new one from the states that gets here in a few weeks. until
then i was borrowing one, but there was an SD card issue and
i ended up with just iphone pictures. luckily they ended up okay
with the help of some VSCO editing. so here are just a few snapshots! 
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset the gásadalur waterfall is a must-see. it’s right near
the vágar airport so it is easy to stop off and see it. park
right off the road and walk down until you get this view!
faroe islands in photos4but first : landing in the faroe islands was one of my most memorable flight
arrivals. it’s hard to see because i didn’t have a window seat, but we truly
landed coming right through the snow-capped mountains. it looked like we
were landing on another planet, with just about no other buildings in sight.

faroe islands in photos3a few of my friends told me they thought i was crazy for going on this
trip completely solo (and i did miss chase), but there was something
so fun and freeing about hitting the road of a place like this on my own.
i have one more solo press trip coming up this weekend which i’m excited
for, but of course i love traveling with chase + other friends/family the most!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetfaroe islands in photos8 honestly, these roads ^^

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset coming up to towns like this is what made exploring here so magical ^^
faroe islands in photos10green doors  to match the green moss ^^
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthe colors!! ^^

faroe islands in photos5on the right is a stone that the locals believe is inhabited by one
of the “hidden people” (a troll perhaps?) and since the locals are
superstitious about this, they built the road in a curve around it. ^^
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 preseti couldn’t get over the little cottages in the middle of absolute nowhere ^^faroe islands in photos9 two of the best parts of driving here: roadside waterfalls, and the sub-sea tunnels
which gave me a bit of anxiety but connect the islands so well. the end of the long
one gave me a new appreciation for the phrase “light at the end of the tunnel,” ha!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preseti’ll move into the yellow one, thanks! ^^
faroe islands in photos14this is right where i would head back to if i returned to the faroe islands ^^
the quaint guesthouse at the very north in the town of gjógv was a dream!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetbreakfast with a view before taking on the day of sightseeing ^^
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetcharming towns in the rearview mirror ^^Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset i’m still dreaming of those open roads after
living in crowded cities with no car for so long ^^
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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetalso, that coastline … it felt like it was the edge of the entire earth ^^
i’ve been on lots of coasts, but there’s something mystical & special about this one.
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetbaby bump shot in the canyon! ^^
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthis pretty view represents one of the (many) faroese legends.
apparently there was a giant + his wife who tried to drag the
islands over to greenland, but they couldn’t be outside when
the sun came out. the islands were heavier than they thought
and it took them all night to try to move the rock, so when
dawn came the sun rose and froze them right there ^^
(the giant’s wife on the left, and him on the right :)
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetone of many lamb traffic jams ^^Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetand, one of many waterfalls we blurred by on the road ^^Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset^^ it was fun to try to program my GPS with town names like this ;) 

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthe roads truly do not look real. it is a treat even just to drive here.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthis is the best photo i could get with the waterfall in the back.
i wish i could transport you to the insane wind and sideways storm
that was hitting us at this moment. the wind literally almost blew me
over, and the guide grabbed me so i didn’t fall! ha– i’ve never felt
weather like that (hence the blurry photo). glad we survived!

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset  pretty sure we made it into the north pole on this drive ^^
(and pretty sure i almost ripped my side of the car off gripping
it so tightly as i wound down these snowy roads with my guide)!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthe very northern tip of the islands ^^

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetand later, back to civilization ^^

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetthis unique and pretty church sits right in old town tórshavn  ^^Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetmy mom’s maiden name on a building in the capital! ^^
our scandinavian (danish) roots come through once again.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetalmost every home here had a grass roof. it’s so charming, and
i can only imagine them bright green during the summertime.
each home/cottage also traditionally has a name… i loved that. 

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset exploring the old town of tórshavn by the harbor ^^
faroe islands in photos13 ps yes, this was freezing! i was with a local guide walking
around and she was dressed much smarter than i was.

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each night i cozied up at hotel foroyar which
overlooks the whole city and harbor of tórshavn. ^^
it’s a lovely place to stay, but it is a bit outdated in the rooms.
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preseti did venture out for some amazing meals while on the islands.
restaurant aarstova was definitely the favorite for me, a modern twist
on faroese/scandinavian fare. the warm bread with creme fraiche was
life-changing to begin with, the lobster bisque was rich and warming,
and the monkfish + hollandaise sauce was near perfection. delicious.
IMG_2061faroe islands in photos1the sister restaurant barbara fish house is another special spot that you
definitely won’t want to miss while here. it’s new and right next door!
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetall of the bread i had here was amazing. the faroese know how to bake!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetit was monkfish for me once again, this time with salsa verde,
hazelnut, and root vegetables… a much more unique and modern take! 
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetgood thing i allowed time for yet another lamb delay on my last drive to the airport ;)
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preseti had to screenshot where i was in the world on my map before flying out ^^faroe islands in photos15haha – and loved the reactions from my friends when
they saw my location on find my friends app ^^
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetgoodbye, faroe islands!!

if i ever return, i’m definitely doing a hiking trip from town to town, going
whale watching, and taking part in their local home stay program: heimablídni.
until then, faroe!


'faroe islands in photos' has 6 comments

  1. March 7, 2016 @ 10:04 am Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki

    Looks so beautiful, and reminds me so much of Iceland:) The winds up here, they are no joke!


  2. March 7, 2016 @ 12:41 pm Kari

    What a unique place to visit! I love the colored houses, the sheep in the road, and the bleak beauty of it all!


  3. March 7, 2016 @ 1:04 pm Pauline

    Just amazing. Your friends are so cute in those messages.. :-) What a great place and photos look great even with iphone!


  4. March 7, 2016 @ 1:05 pm Mindy

    What. A. Dream. Way impressed you navigated everywhere alone!


  5. March 7, 2016 @ 2:31 pm Pam

    Giving me such wanderlust !


  6. March 8, 2016 @ 2:40 pm katie arruda

    What an insanely gorgeous place. I have never heard of it but I am instantly in love! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!
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