The Faroe Islands
“Like your moody aunt, the Faroe Islands display characteristics of cranky, wind-blown isolation in the most endearing manner, tempting visitors to chip away at her mysterious beauty”
Top Sight: Lake Sørvágsvatn, or as it is sometimes called Lake Leitisvatn, is the largest lake on the Faroe Islands. The lake curves like a scythe. At its tip, a section of rocky bluff tips upwards and separates the lake from the wild sea.
Transport: Bus schedules can be found at ssl.fo/en
Accommodation: Hotel Vágar
Visitor Information: visitfaroeislands.com/
During the first four days of hiking from Eyjabakkar to the Jökulsá river valley, we were alone. We did not meet a single human being except for the caretaker at our last night’s hut, the Múlaskáli hut. Imagine walking for hours and seeing nothing but nature’s expanse—no buildings, no infrastructure, no roads and not even a trail for much of the walk.
Trekking Tour Operator: Icelandic Mountain Guides
Domestic Airline: Air Iceland Connect
Accommodation in Reykjavik: Guesthouse Galtafell
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Nancy O'Hare has lived and worked across five continents and travelled to over eighty countries. Her writing shares insights from her travels and musings about the world around us.