The incredible beauty of the Faroe Islands in photos
The Faroe Islands are best seen with your own eyes; so stark, and wild, and achingly beautiful that they're impossible to describe. We hope our Faroe Islands photo diary inspires you to visit this stunning country in the North Atlantic Ocean for yourself.
A tiny archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, stuck right between Scotland and Iceland, the Faroe Islands were never really on our travel bucket list until about three years ago, when they began to rise in popularity across Instagram.
We were taken aback by the barren landscapes, incredible waterfalls, rugged cliffs, wide open fjords, and isolated villages we were seeing in square format on our phones.
Although it seemed like a pipe dream, we committed ourselves to visiting one day.
Fast forward to July 2018, and that 'one day' occurred finally occured when we landed at Vágar airport ready for a week exploring the 'must see' attractions on the Faroe Islands.
We drove long and far, through deep-sea tunnels and windy one-way roads; we hiked high and low, through howling winds and torrential rain; and we spent a weekend delving deep into the Faroese culture during Olávsøka (the Faroese national celebration).
Somehow, the Islands that we'd fawned over on our phones were much more incredible in real life.
A photo can tell a thousand words, or so they say, but not in the Faroes.
No photo will ever do the howling winds that sweep off the North Atlantic justice. No lens, no matter how wide, will show the true scale of the mountains that tower straight from the sea. And no photoshop technique will show the true colours of these desolate islands. We do hope, however, that the photos below will give you some sense of the rugged beauty these islands are famous for, and help you decide to book that ticket and visit this natural paradise.