10 Absolutely Spectacular Photographs Of The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a small archipelago situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. They are an autonomous territory of the Danish Realm since 1948 with the capital city of Tórshavn on the Streymoy island, the country’s most populous one.

The isles were firstly settled by hermit Gaelic-speaking monks from Ireland and Scotland during the Dark Ages, being subsequently followed throughout the Viking Age by the Norsemen (these settlers were mainly of Norwegian descent but there were also Danish Vikings to a smaller extent).

The history of the Faroese Vikings is documented in the Icelandic sagas, most notably the ‘Færeyjar Saga’ and the ‘Færeyinga Saga’. These two sagas document the Norse settlement of the Faroe Islands and how the Faroese people were eventually converted to Christianity.

With respect to geography, the Faroese archipelago consists of eighteen major islands covering an area of 1,399 square kilometres which are located approximately halfway between Iceland and Norway.

Below you can admire a selection of 10 absolutely spectacular photographs depicting the Faroe Islands:

Waterfall near the village of Saksun, Streymoy island.

Waterfall near the village of Saksun, Streymoy island

Photograph from Eggjarnar, south of the town of Vágur on the island of Suðuroy. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Photograph from Eggjarnar, south of the village of Vágur on the island of Suðuroy. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Elevated view of the village of Vágur, the second most populated settlement on Suðuroy island. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Elevated view of the village of Vágur, the second most populated settlement on Suðuroy island. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Elevated view of Tinganes, Tórshavn's old town

Elevated view of Tinganes, Tórshavn’s old town

Froðbiarnípa on Suðuroy island, situated east of the village Froðba. Lítla Dímun, the smallest of the archipelago's islands, can be seen in the background. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Froðbiarnípa on Suðuroy island, situated east of the village Froðba. Lítla Dímun, the smallest of the archipelago’s islands, can be seen in the background. The island in the background was never inhabited. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Photograph depicting the northern coast of the Suðuroy island. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

Photograph depicting the northern coast of the Suðuroy island. Image source: www.commons.wikimedia.org

A rainy day in the Faroe Islands

A rainy day in the Faroe Islands

Colourful houses in a village from the Faroe Islands

Colourful houses of a village in the Faroe Islands

Panoramic view of Tórshavn

Panoramic view of Tórshavn

Wooden cabin near a road in the Faroe Islands

Green cabin near a road in the Faroe Islands

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