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A Day on the Ocean: Sailing from Fuglafjørður to Nólsoy

Second day on my November trip to the Faroe Islands, and we were off on an epic adventure sailing the fjords and open ocean between some of the 18 islands. Jens had recently bought a new sailboat in Fuglafjørður, the 6th largest village in the country located 70 km from Vestmanna, and Solveig and I were invited to pick it up and sail it home…

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A Hike up to the King’s Cairns

In 1914, three men walked up a mountain overlooking Tórshavn and its suburbs. They had one mission; to look for the king’s ship in the horizon, so they could send the message down to Tórshavn in order for the city to be ready to greet him. The king took a while to reach the city, so the three men started getting bored. They decided to…

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Hiking to Borðan on Nólsoy

On my fourth day in the Faroe Islands, I felt a sudden urge to return to one of my favourite islands – Nólsoy. Originally, my plan was to see as many new islands as possible during the 7 days that I had available, but I had started to miss Nólsoy and after hiking to Mykineshólmur on Mykines three days ealier, I had become eager to…

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Nólsoy: The Island Across the Fjord

Since I’ve already been to Tórshavn before, I decided that one day was enough for sightseeing this time around. On the day of arrival to Faroe Islands, I spent the afternoon walking around the city, studying the beautiful churches, visiting shops, but buying absolutely nothing (for the first time in my life) and spent most of the time in Vidarlundin, which is my favourite place in…