July 13, 2014

Faroe Islands - AMAZING!!!

The next morning, we flew from Copenhagen to Faroe Islands!

Why Faroe Islands? I have been asked this by many many people in the last few months and most people looked at me oddly when I told them. It all started with this H&M ad

I was completely obsessed! Immediately after seeing this youtube clip (for several times), I watched as many videos about the Faroes as I could find. That was last August... Often I would say "one day, I want to visit this place...", with the Faroe Islands, I was determined to put it on the top of my 40th birthday trip list.

I was fascinated by its remoteness, the culture and the weird looking sheep...

Situated between Iceland and Danmark, it's not exactly on everyone's travel list and that's preciously the reason I was so intrigued.

We had 5 full days (5 nights) there so I decided to base ourselves in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands' capital city. It is also known as one of the world's smallest capital cities.

Day 1 - arrived at the Vágar where the airport is...

We hopped on a bus to head to Tórshavn




Our apartment in Tórshavn, it's called Berg Apartment, it is centrally located so very convenient. The only negative about this place is the lack of shower pressure but everything else were comfortable.


Day 2 - blue sky! We explored Tórshavn. We a balmy 9 degrees day, perfect for lots of walking. Met some very friendly locals who helped us get on the right bus to the historical museum. We had the whole place to ourselves!











Day 3 - need I say more... it was a rainy day so we hung out in Tórshavn... and visited the country's famous yarn shop Sirri.



More grass roofs, I can't seem to get enough of these roofs!



Day 4 - From the light house in Tórshavn to the Birdcliffs and Grottos off Vestmanna













Day 5 - our last full day on the Faroe Islands... it was so cold and rainy but we decided to venture out anyway. We took a bus to Klaksvik, a town in one of the northern islands. It's picturesque even in "arctic" condition! We promptly found a cute cafe to thaw out and took pictures from...





Faroe Islands didn't disappoint, in fact, I definitely want to go back since we were largely in the capital city. No words can describe it to do the place justice. It's a wonderful country with kind and talented people, amazing landscape and incredibly rich and interesting history!! 

I am already plotting the route for our next trip now that I have a better idea of what is where. 

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