With Hero Traveler & Explorer @kayvanhuisseling
Rugged. Beautiful. Wild.
Oh, and somewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean.
In many ways, arriving with little to no knowledge of Faroese land or culture was brilliant, because it allowed us to see everything with fresh, unprejudiced eyes. The forgotten Faroes are just a short flight from the UK, yet they’re way off radar for most travelers. The Faroe Islands are made up of 18 massive volcanic basalt rocks thrusting skyward, halfway between Norway and Iceland.
Both ancient and historical this place is scattered with multicoloured cottages and grass-roofed wooden churches and spectacular moutains, the Faroe Islands resemble a postcard.
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.
There are 80,000 sheep here!, compared with just 50,000 human residents.