THE FAROE ISLANDS: DAY 6

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!

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This post will conclude our amazing time in the Faroe Islands, and next up will be our road trip through Europe!

THE FAROE ISLANDS: DAY 5

Gasadalur is a small town on the island of Vagar, famous for it’s beautiful waterfall. Looking at these pictures you can really get an idea of how the weather conditions change so dramatically.
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After our visit to Gasadalur we headed to Lake Sørvágsvatn, the largest lake on the Faroe Islands. You park your car by the road and hike along the lake out until it meets the open sea.
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FAROE ISLANDS: DAY 4

In Torshavn we visited the Nordic House, which is a culture house for Nordic art. On display was one of the best exhibits I have ever seen. It focused on fashion in the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland. The best part was a movie where designers got to tell their stories, mostly about how the quietness and loneliness in these isolated countries inspires creativity.
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After we felt like we had seen all of Torshavn we got back on the roads. Only in the Faroes can you pull over by the side of the road and cuddle up with some horses…
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Our destination for the day was Saksun. The town is so picturesque with its grass roofed houses. It’s located in between two mountain walls that are separated by a lake. At low tide you can even walk out on the lake to reach the open sea.
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FAROE ISLANDS: DAY 3

This day we decided to visit the town of Gjógv. I have no idea how to pronounce the name of the town, we asked a local to say it, and it made no sense whatsoever. Apparently it’s also pronounced differently on different islands…

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In Gjógv we embarked on a short hike. As the weather worsened we decided to go back down and head towards the capital, Torshavn, instead. It’s a very cute capital and with it’s 20 000 inhabitants it has the feel of a small town.
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FAROE ISLANDS: DAY 2

On our second day in the Faroe Islands we got up early to catch the ferry to Kalsoy. We wanted to go to the northern part of the island to hike up to the Kallur lighthouse.

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On our way we had a quick stop in the town Mikladalur.
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Trollanes is the northernmost town on the island and this is where we parked and headed out on the hike. Luckily enough the weather changed just in time for us to have the perfect experience. I wouldn’t recommend anyone doing this hike in bad weather as the trail isn’t marked at all. We had to ask a local where to go and he just pointed “go straight up there”.
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