The Last Adventure: Hiking and Camping in Skúvoy

Our last helicopter trip to a remote island destination was Skúvoy, the fourth smallest island in the Faroe Islands. After visiting the two least populated islands, Koltur and Stóra Dímun, we were excited to finally visit an island with a population of more than 7 people. Skúvoy has a population of 52 people who all live in the only village on the island, which is…

An Hour on Stóra Dímun: Visiting the Island of One Family

After a great day on Koltur, an island with just two inhabitants, it was time for us to fly to another sparsely populated destination. We were going to Skúvoy, but first we had a 1-hour stopover on the tiny island of Stóra Dímun, where only one family of 7 people lives. Stóra Dímun is a feast for the eyes – and the landing was breathtaking.…

From One Beauty to Another: A Foggy Hike from Saksun to Tjørnuvík

After spending a few days sightseeing, shopping and chilling in the capital, we both felt that it was time for another hike – after all, that’s what the mountains are there for, and we wanted to do as many hikes as we could during our 18 days of travel in the Faroe Islands. The evening before, we had visited a friend of mine in Tórshavn,…

A Roadtrip on the Mythical Island of Kalsoy

After a night spent in the camp site kitchen in Klaksvík, we were feeling just as drowsy and dreary as the weather that had brought down our tent. We had arranged to go to Tórshavn in the evening to get the keys to our new temporary home, but we still had the entire day ahead of us on Norðoyggjar, so despite the gloomy weather and…

Cape Enniberg: A Challenging Hike to the Northernmost Point on the Faroe Islands

On our third day in Norðoyggjar, Katrine and I decided to do one of the most difficult hikes on the Faroe Islands – climbing the third highest mountain, Villingadalsfjall at 841 m., and from there onwards to Cape Enniberg at 754 m., which is one of the highest promontories in the entire world. Because of the difficulty of the hike, it’s recommended to hire a…

Climbing Mt. Klakkur: A Short Sunshine Hike in Klaksvík

After our dramatic rescue in Skálatoftir the day before, we needed a day to relax with no plans. I was actually looking forward to spending the day doing absolutely nothing at the camp site, but I was having a hard time facing the fact that we would be wasting a day. After all, we only had 18 days on the Faroe Islands. One would think…

Skálatoftir: The Village that the World Forgot – The Hike and the Rescue

On day four of our Faroese adventure, Katrine and I decided to head to Klaksvík, the second largest town on the Faroe Islands, to attend the festival Summarfestivalur over the weekend. We camped at a camp site just outside Klaksvík and spent four amazing days on the north islands (Norðoyggjar in Faroese), where the long summer evenings were spent hanging out at the festival and…

A Walk along Leitisvatn: The Most Beautiful Hike in the Faroe Islands

On our second day in Sandavágur, we decided to go to a place that I’ve wanted to see for ages. Ever since my friends Elien and Liam got engaged there in March 2015 and showed me pictures from this wonderful place, I’ve been dying to go there. The place that I’m talking about is Lake Leitisvatn – or Sørvágsvatn, depending on which side of the…

Mykines: A Hike through the Stone Forest to Mt. Knúkur

Last year in August, when I travelled through the Faroe Islands for a week, I took a trip to the island of Mykines, famous for its rich birdlife, including my favourite bird – the puffin. This year, I wanted to show Katrine this magical island, which in many ways differs from the other Faroese islands. Not only is the island perfect for birdwatching and a…

Mykines: Meeting the Crazy Bird Woman

Our first day in the Faroe Islands was an eventful one. I’ve never written a blog post about one specific encounter before, but I feel like our experience with the crazy bird woman of Mykines deserves its own post. Shortly after arriving at the airport in Vágar from Denmark, we walked to the village of Sørvágur, where we caught the ferry to Mykines. Mykines would…