Faroe Islands in Pictures

Ever since my trip to the Faroe Islands in May 2008, I have become a big fan of this pristine location in the North Atlantic Sea.

One of my facebook friends, Tollakur Hansen, is an awesome photographer and regularly publishes his photos on facebook.

Quoted from the Faroe Islands Tourist Guide 2011:

Take a deep breath ! Fill your lungs ! Let them open all their folds and leaves and cavities, and from all directions the clean air of the sea comes flowing towards you, into you and through you.
Suddenly the dusty continents of the earth are far away; right now it’s only the winds and the seas and you.

The Faroe Islands

Pristine Travel Destination

In 2007, National Geographic conducted a survey of 111 island communities throughout the world. The Faroe Islands ranked as the most unspoiled island destination on the planet.

I remember reading about this on board of a flight with Atlantic Airways, while heading for the Faroes in May 2008. I was reminded once again about its pristine condition while reading this article Tread carefully on the pristine landscape of the Faroe Islands on metronews.

The article also mentioned the town of Gjógv, 67 kms from the capital of Tórshavn. In Gjógv, traditional dishes, such as the ones made with pilot whale meat, will soon be history.

A bit of Faroese paradise in Gjógv

The Faroe Islands, only accessible by plane or ship, are the most untouched destination I have ever been to. 75,000 sheep grace the islands compared to a population of about 50,000 Faroese.

The capital city of Tórshavn around 8:30 p.m. in May

For more about life on the islands, I also conducted an interview with my longtime Faroese friend, Mariann, before my trip.

To see the complete list of destinations rated by National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations, which conducted this fourth annual Destination Scorecard survey (aided by George Washington University), visit National Geographic.

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