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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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Photo Diary: The City Waterfall of Svartifoss

In the middle of Hoyvík, a busy suburb in Tórshavn, flows a waterfall, which is probably the prettiest in all of the Faroe Islands. The waterfall is called Svartifoss (‘black falls’) because of the black stones behind it. There’s a famous waterfall in Iceland with the same name, but this one in Hoyvík has yet to be discovered. When you drive along the roads in…

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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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A Flight Mishap: Attempting to Get to the Faroe Islands in Thick Fog

Katrine and I have been planning our second trip to the Faroe Islands for a while now. We were going to leave in the morning of April 6th and arrive two hours later. But for some foggy reason, the weather gods didn’t want that to happen. We set off at 10.15 AM from Copenhagen in brilliant weather with a clear sky and a brightly shining…

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My Best Travel Moments of 2016

I love this time of year. It’s time to reflect on the year that has passed and remember all of the good times. This year, I’ve visited 24 countries and in every one of them, I’ve had beautiful and memorable moments. But some of those moments stand out more than others – they are the moments that I think back on with a huge smile…

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Viking Cruise on the North Atlantic: A Week in the Faroe Islands and Iceland

On October 15th, my family and I set off on a week-long adventure on the North Atlantic Ocean: The Viking Cruise with Smyril Line to the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Back in 2013, my mum and I went on the same cruise at the same time of the year, and this was when I fell in love with the Faroe Islands – and also East…

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Total Solar Eclipse ’15: Faroe Islands

I experienced the Total Solar Eclipse!! Just 5 hours ago, Regin and I were standing outside Hotel Føroyar in Tórshavn, waiting (impatiently) for the Total Solar Eclipse that would only be visible from Faroe Islands and Svalbard. Unfortunately, it was veeeeery cloudy, so we knew that the chances of seeing it were slim, so we weren’t too disappointed when the total eclipse came and we…

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Friday The 13th: Hiking to Kirkjubøur

Ever since Friday the 13th of October 1307, where countless Knights Templars were captured, tortured, burned at the stake and their treasures seized, many people have feared Friday the 13th. I was never one of them. Until now.. Elien, Liam, Ildi, Steve and I woke up early to go to Tórshavn, where we would hike 7 km. to Kirkjubøur, the most important historical site in…

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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…

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The Adventure Begins

The first part of my big adventure has begun: I’m currently in Torshavn, Faroe Islands. The journey to the ferry was good and I was on time despite the fact that I got very very lost, when I attempted to walk to the ferry from the train station in Hirtshals… Next time, I’ll just take the bus! But thankfully, a lovely local couple offered to…