In August 2016, Katrine and I went on our first trip to the Faroe Islands together. I had been there four times before, so I was excited to finally share my love for the islands with a good friend. Just as I had expected, Katrine fell in love with the islands as well. When the trip was over, we both knew that we had to go again. We’re so similar in the way that we travel and explore, and the Faroe Islands seems like the perfect place for us to share adventures.
We had originally planned to spend New Years 2016/17 on the Faroe Islands, but due to early January exams, we had to postpone the trip. Instead, we chose to book tickets for the Easter Holiday 2017, and the day of our departure has now finally come. We’re leaving tomorrow morning for our second visit together and my 6th visit to my favourite country, the incredible Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean.
We’re staying in Hoyvík with our friend Poul, who we met there in August. Unlike last time, we haven’t planned a day-to-day itinerary, but plan on simply seeing what adventures the day brings us. We do have some places that we hope to visit (and revisit) though, including the island of Hestur, where Poul’s family has a house; the beautiful village of Gjógv; Slætteratindur, the highest mountain in the country; the famous Lake Leitisvatn and the nearby majestic cliffs of Trælanípa; and the islands of Fugloy and Svínoy, which are so remote that getting to them still hasn’t been possible for me!
There are also plenty of other things that we hope to do. We want to visit Rigmor, Jens and their family in Vestmanna; we want to visit Ása and Erling in Tórshavn; we want to meet up with my Instagram-friends Sheena and Michelle from shinimichi.com; we want to party the night away at Glitnir in the center of Tórshavn; we want to buy more Faroese knits; and we want to go hiking! No trip to the Faroe Islands is complete without at least one good hike! I’m also extremely excited to practise my Faroese that I’ve been learning here in Copenhagen since October.
Unfortunately, I have to cut the trip short because of my new job, so I’m only going for 10 days instead of the planned 13, but Katrine will stay for 13 days. I’m sure that the trip will still be just as amazing, and I’m actually really excited to go to the Faroe Islands without any set plans for once!
Next time I write a post, I’ll be in the place that I belong – see you there!