All I know is that I’ve always enjoyed traveling and taking pictures. I even used the camera phone for many years, but then everything changed when I got my first proper camera a couple of years ago.
The Faroe Islands was a place I instantly found fascinating upon seeing its photos. It’s certainly not the typical vacation spot for Icelanders, but it managed to stay high on my bucket-list for a long time.
My first visit here was to coach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for my friend Torshavn BJJ. I travelled around the islands for a few days and took some stunning pictures. I was compelled to come back again after that trip.
This time around I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Although, I greatly underestimated just how many incredible destinations and natural landmarks the country has to offer.
The more I researched and explored, the more places I wanted to visit. This trip took me to the following islands: Vágar, Streymoy, Eysturoy, Sandoy, Suðuroy, Kalsoy, Mykines, Bordoy and Vidoy.
I think mentioning all the specific places I went to on each island would get boring pretty quickly! But all the islands have something amazing to offer and I still feel as though I’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg.
One great moment from this trip was my failed hike from Tjørnuvík to Mýlingur. I say failed because I wasn’t able to finish the hike due to bad weather a few hours in. But it was still an awesome day and it left me hungry to complete the hike one day.
The Faroe Islands are packed with epic cliff sides all over the islands that, when combined with the crashing waves and bad weather, makes for some epic scenery and incredible photographic opportunities.
No matter what you’re into, there is something for everyone in the Faroe Islands! Except for raves…I don’t think the rave scene has taken off here! For first-time visitors who are short on time, I would recommend a trip to Mykines, Drangarnir and Trælanípa.
In my experience the people of the Faroe Islands are friendly, laid-back and easy going. Not too formal, which I liked. You will love this archipelago!