I’M READY to bet that you’ve only heard of one thing about the Faroe Islands: the Grindadrap. It’s too bad that this place and its inhabitants are reduced to this one event — however controversial it is — because this group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic has a lot to offer to the travelers who come and visit with an open mind.
If you’re on the fence about traveling to the Faroe Islands, here are 5 reasons why exploring this amazing place is a decision you will not regret.
It’s incredibly green
The architecture is rad
The turfed-roof houses give a fairyland atmosphere to the islands.
The more modern homes add a touch of color to the mostly bi-chromed landscape.
It’s as peaceful as it gets
You won’t be bothered by the dense population.
EiðiskollurEiði, Faroe IslandsShort but incredible hike near Eiði to the top of this 300+ meter sea cliff. Once up you get amazing 360 degree views. Trail starts at the highest point of the town so just drive up the winding road. There is some parking there and the hike takes maybe 45 min up max. There are some old ruins of ww2 watchtowers, and loads of birds flying around. #views #photography #hiking