The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic just in between Norway and Iceland. They are part of the Kingdom of Denmark, but are today a self-governed society. The island group consists of 18 individual but connected islands with a population of around 50'000.
The capital of the Faroe islands is Torshavn where approx. 40% of the population is concentrated. The islands are connected via a system of subsea tunnels, making road trips quite unique and enjoyable.
The Faroe islands offer an unparalleled beauty of nature. The volcanic islands offer a picturesque view, with their iconic shore lines and the famous waterfall Mulafossur. The waterfall streams over the cliffs of Vagar Island right into the ocean. The island Mykines is a paradise for Puffins and other birdlife, as they are rarely disturbed by the mere 14 people living there.
The islands offer excellent hiking opportunities and beautiful panoramic views. From the higher viewpoints you might spot the grass-covered turf roofs, which characterize the Faroe Islands with its own charm. The largest lake on the island Sørvágsvatn offers a spectacular view, as it is approx. 30 meters (90feet) above sea level, allowing for spectacular pictures.
Did you know that the population of the Faroe Islands is outnumbered by the amount of sheep on the island? The actual ratio is about 2 to 1. It is also a destination from where you can see the Northern Lights (potentially together with sheep)!