May 2018: The Faroe Islands is one of those special places on Earth that is just too good to be true. It has the green lush scenery of Ireland but the desolation of Iceland. It is technically a territory of Denmark and is closer to the Arctic than Europe. The people are descended from Viking settlers and even speak a language that still has more in common with the Vikings than modern day Denmark. To explore the Faroe Islands, my friend Frank and I arrived via Iceland and rented a car with a plan to camp for 4 days. This is the itinerary for our trip.

Day 1
Dep Reykavik domestic airport @0920am Atlantic airways and arrive 1140am FAE
Pickup rental car at Miðvágur 
Visit Gasadular Falls
Hike Leitisvatn(hike along lake), on return hike hike the most easterly trail to climb ridge overlooking lake an ocean to see lake spilling over into the ocean.
Camp Giljanes

Day 2
Drive to Kalsoy Island, car ferry across
Hike to Kallur lighthouse
Return via car ferry back and drive to Torshavn, explore old town
Homestay

Day 3
Drive to fishing village,Flesjarnar explore island, climb sea cliffs at Eidiskollur near village, Eioi.
Visit abandoned village of Saksun, Camp Giljanes

Day 4
Hike to Drangarnir Arch, Depart FAE 355pm arrive RKV420pm Atlantic

 

 

Location of the Faroe Islands

Driving down the lonely winding Roads

Most famoustoursit attraction in the Faroe islands-Gasadular Falls

A sheep posing in front of a grass roof house

Faroe island Sheep known for thick wool made into sweaters

Faroe island Sheep known for thick wool made into sweaters-sadly this one was calling for its lamb which we found out from a local had died a few days earlier but the mother refused to accept its death and continued to mourn it. 

Hike Leitisvatn(hike along lake), on return hike hike the most easterly trail to climb ridge overlooking lake an ocean to see lake spilling over into the ocean

Leitisvatn

Lamb-Leitisvatn

Leitisvatn

Frank posing on a cliff-Leitisvatn

Typical village

Girl waving to me from a wooden village house

Typical island architecture in a small village

Grass roof house-abandoned village of Saksun

Waterfall behind one of the oldest houses in faroe islands- abandoned village of Saksun

Hiking to Kallur lighthouse

The ruins of an old building staring out over the northern oceans-Hiking to Kallur lighthouse

Frank on a cliff-Hiking to Kallur lighthouse

Hiking to Kallur lighthouse

Hiking to the top of one of the tallest cliffs in the Faroe islands-sea cliffs at Eidiskollur

Frank on the top of one of the tallest cliffs in the Faroe islands-sea cliffs at Eidiskollur

View from sea cliffs at Eidiskollur

Waterfall viewed from sea cliffs at Eidiskollur

Nesting gulls on top of sea cliffs at Eidiskollur

Frank and I Drangarnir Arch

Drangarnir Arch

Frank on the Drangarnir Arch Hike

Me on the hike to the Drangarnir Arch

Drangarnir Arch

From the Faroe Islands, Frank and I flew to Iceland.

 

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