The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean and is a part of the Kingdom of Denmark. Faroe Islands almost literally means sheep islands, which is not surprising since there are more sheep than people living on the islands. Besides the sheep, the islands also have some of the most unique landscapes you've ever seen, with vertical drop-offs and cliffs rising straight from the Atlantic Ocean.
1. Kallur Lighthouse - Kalsoy
Kallur Lighthouse is a lighthouse on the island Kalsoy. This islands has some amazing sheer cliffs and dramatic peaks. The lighthouse in the middle of this setting is one of the most famous images of the Faroe Islands. To reach the lighthouse, you’ll have to walk less than 1 hour while you can enjoy some breath-taking views along the way.
Interesting fact: This place was a filming location for the James Bond film: No Time to Die. You can actually find a tombstone of James Bond close to the lighthouse, on the ridge towards the peak behind it.
2. Tinganes - Tórshavn
We are usually not city dwellers, but the capital of Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, was a charm to us. Definitely this part of the city, called Tinganes.
It is a peninsula in Tórshavn, where the government of Faroe Islands is located. It is the oldest part of the city and has many alleys like the one in the pictures with the cute red houses. Also the cathedral of Tórshavn is located here.
3. Rituskor - Suðuroy
4. Lopranseiði - Suðuroy
On the west coast of Suðuroy islands, located to the west of Lopra you find Lopranseidi. It is a gorgeous place where you can enjoy the peace with a beautiful view towards the west coast of Suðuroy. During summer you can see many birds flying around this place. We got some real Jurrasic Park vibes in this place.
On the ridge line of the Hvíthamar mountain, above the village Funningur, you find this beautiful viewpoint. From here you get a stunning view over the fjord Funningsfjørður, Slættaratindur and the surrounding mountains. The best part? You only have to do a short uphill walk to reach the lookout point and enjoy the breathtaking views over the area.
Fossá is the tallest waterfall of the Faroe Islands. It is a two level drop waterfall on Stremoy Islands. This gorgeous waterfall is know for its impressive formation but also for its dark basalt wall. It is easily accessible and you can get really close to the spraying water.
Interesting fact: The word Fossa is the Faroese word for waterfall.
7. Vestmanna Sea Cliffs
The Vestmanna Sea Cliffs are gigantic cliffs that shoot over 600 meters straight out of the ocean. The cliffs have some impressive arches and big caves, carved by the waves through ages, arches. During summer huge colonies of seabirds have their home on the cliffs. You can take a boat tour to these cliffs, that will take you into the grottoes, along the sea arches and cliffs and you will see many seabirds and sheep on the steep edges of the cliffs.
Sørvágsvatn is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands. It is also known as ‘Lake above the Ocean’ and probably one of the most famous sights of the Faroe Islands. This stunning lake sits close to the edge of a cliff, about 30 meters above sea level. From the right perspective, this creates the optical illusion that the lake is floating above the ocean.
Mykines is the most western island of the Faroe Islands and it is thé place to be to see puffins from really close by. It is one of, if not the most beautiful and unique islands of all 18 islands with the most unspoiled landscapes. During summer it is the perfect place to go bird watching as it is home to thousands of puffins and many other sea and land birds. Also during the boat ride to the island itself you will get some magnificent views along the way. Maybe you can even see some puffins catching some fish out of the water.
Dunnesdrangar is the name of two sea stacks rising 70 meters out of the ocean. They are located on the west coast on Vágar island of the Faroe Islands. To reach this amazing scenery you have to walk 3 kilometer across the moor from the village Sørvágur. It will take you about 1 hour to reach this stunning viewpoint.
If you’ve ever seen a picture of the Faroe Islands before, it’ll probably have been a picture of Múlafossur. This waterfall is located in Gásadalur and it is probably the most famous attraction of the Faroe Islands. The small stream of the waterfall falling into the huge ocean creates this a gorgeous scenery, that you must have seen when you visit the Faroe Islands.
Gjógv is the literal translation of ‘rock gorge’. It is the northernmost village of the island of Eysturoy, located at the end of a deep valley. In this lovely village you find a 200 meter long gorge which has been used as a natural harbor. You can enjoy a beautiful hike next to the village to get a stunning view over the valley and the westside of Kalsoy island.