Third Time Lucky: The Iconic View of Koltur over Norðradalur

On one of our last days in the Faroe Islands in April, Katrine, Poul and I decided to spend a sunny day driving to beautiful spots on Streymoy. One of these was an insta-famous spot on the Oyggjarvegur mountain road with an iconic view of Koltur and the holm Trøllhøvdi, which almost looks like a mini-version of Koltur, framed in by the mountains surrounding the…

Night on Hestur: A 30 Kilometer and 8,5-Hour Hike Around the Entire Island

After spending two nights in Vestmanna with Rigmor, Jens and their family, it was time to head back to Hoyvík and Poul and his family. We had arranged to go on a 1-night trip to the island of Hestur the next day, as Poul’s family owns a house there. Hestur was one of four islands in the Faroe Islands that I had yet to visit,…

Wintery Days in the Northerly City of Tabriz

At 2 PM on January 25th, we caught a night bus from Shiraz, and 20 hours later, at 10 AM on January 26th, we arrived in Tabriz, a city in the far northwest corner of Iran. Tabriz is a long way out of the loop of Iran that we had been doing, but we wanted to experience a completely different part of the country as…

Roadtrip: The Spectacular Fjords of East Iceland

When my family and I went on the Viking Cruise on the North Atlantic back in October, we spent two full days in the beautiful, vast and unexplored eastern part of Iceland. On day one of our adventures in Iceland, I had planned a roadtrip that would take us through five small villages, starting in Seyðisfjörður where the ferry was docked, and ending in Neskaupstaður…

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…

A Night on Koltur: The Island of Two People

After spending 8 days in Tórshavn with day trips out to exciting locations such as  Saksun/Tjørnuvík, Vestmanna, Kirkjubøur and Gjógv, it was finally time to go camping again! After our little misadventure in Klaksvík, where our tent got drenched in a storm, we were both nervous about trying out the tent again, but the weather for the next few days looked promising, so we decided…

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…

Vágar: The Legend of Trøllkonufingur

Faroe Islands is a country of many legends and myths. More often than not, the wild and mysterious nature plays a role in those stories – sometimes they are even the reason that the story occurs. I have made it a goal of mine to see all of these places on the Faroe Islands and learn about their history and the stories connected to them.…