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The Great Adventures of Alex the Dog from Vestmanna

Alex is the coolest dog I’ve ever known – and also the weirdest. I’ve known him since March 2015. He lives with one of my beloved Faroese families in Vestmanna. I’ve visited him and his family 5 times before, and this November, I spent all of my 11 days in the country in Vestmanna living with him and his family. That meant that Alex and I…

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A Walk along Frozen Lake Toftavatn and to the top of Mount Húsklond

After three days of perfect weather in November on the Faroe Islands, I felt like my luck had to be up soon. But we continued getting lucky with sunny days and a few moments of snow, making it all the more magical. Solveig and I wanted to take advantage of every sunlight moment in this incredible winter weather, so on my fourth day there, we were off…

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Discovering Vestmannasund: A Frozen Black Sand Beach and a Snow Storm in Skælingur

Since Solveig and I stayed in Vestmanna here in November, we thought it would be the perfect time to check out the local area. I’ve been to Vestmanna a few times before to visit Rigmor, Jens and the boys, and I’ve explored the mountains above the village and the neighbouring village of Kvivik. But I’ve never set foot in Leynar, located just 15 km from Vestmanna,…

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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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Vestmanna and Kvívik: Family Time, Mountain Roads and a Viking Settlement

Back in March 2015, I stayed with Rigmor and Jens and their beautiful family for three days in Skála on Eysturoy after getting rescued from a storm while sleeping in my tent on the side of a mountain. I’ve since visited them every time I’ve returned to the Faroe Islands in their new home in Vestmanna, but I hadn’t stayed with them since. This time…

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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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The Picturesque Village of Vestmanna

Vestmanna is a town situated on the west of the island of Streymoy. It has a population of 1200 people and is well known for one of the most popular tourist attractions on Faroe Islands, the Vestmannabjørgini bird cliffs. When I went to Faroe Islands in August, Regin and I went to Vestmanna – not to see the bird cliffs, I’ll have to to that…