Vágar: The Art of Gathering Sheep and How I Got Lost on a Mountain

After our hike at Lake Leitisvatn, on the way to Vestmanna, we decided to pay a visit to our friend Andras’ parents in Sandavágur, who we’d stayed with for two days and borrowed the house in Tórshavn from back in August. His mum was home and didn’t mind us showing up without notice (A very Faroese thing!), and even made us coffee, tea and biscuits.…

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…

My Favourite Travel Photos of 2016

2016 has been a glorious travel year. I’ve visited 24 countries, 16 of them new ones, and everywhere I’ve been, I’ve brought my trusty Sony camera with me. Even here in Copenhagen, I can’t live without it. I’ve taken thousands of pictures this year, more than ever before, and choosing my favourites hasn’t been an easy job. It took me a while, but here they…

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.…

An Unforgettable 18 Days on the Faroe Islands

Two days ago, I arrived home from one of the best trips in my life; my fourth trip to the Faroe Islands. My friend Katrine and I had been planning this trip for a long time, and had a full itinerary for our 18 days on the islands. We wanted to go camping and hiking for two weeks and then spend 4 days in the…

Mykines: The Pearl of the North Atlantic

On my first full day on the Faroe Islands, I decided to go to the popular bird island, Mykines, which is the westernmost island and one of the hardest to get to. When I travelled for three weeks on Faroe Islands in March, I was unable to go there, as the ferries only sail during the summer and the helicopers from Atlantic Airways are always…

Four Islands in Three Days

Ever since my trip to Sandoy, I’ve been eager to see more of the outer regions of Faroe Islands. Originally, I had planned on visiting Vágar, Fugloy, Svinoy and Suðuroy, but I only visited one of these places – Vágar. Elien and Liam had to leave Faroe Islands on Thursday, so Wednesday I thought I would go to Rigmors and Jens’ place to pick them…