Wednesday Wanderlust: Faroe Islands
Where are the Faroe Islands?
The archipelago is made up of 18 islands that lie halfway between Iceland and Norway and northwest of Scotland. Part of the Kindom of Denmark now, the Faroe Islands have been inhabited by humans since the early 8th century which just blows my mind for some reason.
Here are just a few of the reasons why I want to visit the Faroe Islands and what I would like to see and do while there:
The capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn, is a great home base when visiting. While small relatively speaking, Torshavn is the largest community of the Faroe Islands.
The Nordic House
The Nordic House is where almost all the art exhibitions, concerts and national events happen on the Faroe Islands. The house is meant to promote the Nordic and Faroese cultures.
I would love to visit this northern village on the island of Eysturoy. Gjogv is also a good base to hike up Staeltratindur, the highest mountain on the islands.
Klaksvik is the second largest town of the Faroe Islands and is located on one of the northernmost islands. The first settlement in this town dates back to the Viking times which is enough motivation for me to want to visit.
I can’t think about going to a place without thinking about the wildlife and I would love to see puffins. These things are so damn cute they don’t even look real.
Are the Faroe Islands on your list? Any other ideas of things to see and do on these Scandinavian islands?