Day three was a long day of driving, all the way from Switzerland through Germany and into Austria. On our way we made a stop in Füssen to see the famous castle of Neuschwanstein. It is a very touristy area so it was extremely crowded. We had expected this, of course, but we still thought it was worth visiting since it wasn’t too long of a detour for us.
This whole road trip was dominated by breathtaking moments. We had put together an itinerary with a mix of big cities and country side gems. On the second day of our trip we really went out of the way to get to where we wanted to spend the night, Berggasthaus Aescher. It’s a hotel in the middle of the Swiss alps. To get to it you have to park your car and get in a cable car that takes you up the mountain.
After coming up with the cable car you had to go on a 15-20 min walk down to get to the hotel. Alongside the path was a church built into the mountain. Apparently they still hold regular services there.
The rest of the day was spent roaming around the area, hanging out in the beautiful restaurant area, talking to interesting travellers and just taking in the fact that we were actually there!
We arrived home from the Faroe Islands on a Saturday, only to repack and leave for Italy on the following Sunday. We flew in to Milan, picked up our rental car and directly headed north. About two hours north of Milan, close to the Swiss border, was the quaint town of Chiavenna. We spent the night in an amazing tower that we had found on Airbnb. The owners were also wine producers, so the tower was surrounded by grapes.
If living in a tower on the Italian countryside surrounded by grapes wasn’t enough, we also had this dreamy view.
The only way to access the island of Mykines is by ferry from Sørvágur, Vágar. Most people go for a day trip but we decided to spend the night on Mykines. This meant that after the ferry had left to take the tourists back, we felt like we were on our own private island.
At the hostel we stayed at, we spoke with a girl who worked there for three months over the summer. According to her we had arrived on the first sunny day she had seen during her 2 months there. Needless to say, we couldn’t have been any luckier!
This post will conclude our amazing time in the Faroe Islands, and next up will be our road trip through Europe!