THE FAROE ISLANDS is a rugged, windswept archipelago of 18 islands in the Atlantic that are so dramatic in their beauty, they seem to come straight out of the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Waterfalls plunge from huge, jagged cliffs straight into the frothing swells of the ocean, lakes sit atop sheer cliffs, surrounded by puffins and giant seagulls, and lush green fjords cut through the craggy islands. The Faroe Islands are still relatively undiscovered by tourism, but they are well set up for it and it won’t be long until the crowds flock to this unique world of unfathomable beauty.

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Lake Sorvagsvatn seems to teeter on an ocean cliff. It’s a 6-km trek from the road but well worth it.

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Gasadalur is probably one of the most famous views in the Faroe Islands. It’s only a 10-minute drive from the airport. I can’t think of many places in the world that you can watch huge waterfalls plunge into the ocean.

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These cute little things are all over the Faroe Islands. Often you have to take a boat trip to see them as they spend their time in the ocean and on sheer cliffs, but I got lucky and saw this guy in front of Gasadalur Waterfall.

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Most spots aren’t signposted in the Faroes, so I often stopped the car on the side of the road and went off exploring the waterfalls and views.

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Everywhere you go is dramatic, both of these shots were taken just off the side of the road.

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he small village of Gjogv is a really beautiful place. Most Faroese towns are in seriously scenic spots, usually wedged between mountains and the coastline, with small streams and rivers trickling through the center.

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The weather was certainly never boring. I found it went from crazy stormy to blue skies within minutes, and I saw some amazing sunsets.

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The fjords are impressive. You can almost imagine that glacial river carving its way through this valley.

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Another shot from Gasadalur at sunset.

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Can you imagine living in a place like this? You often find houses sitting on their own with the most incredible views. This one was right next to Gasadalur waterfall.

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I found most of the Faroese coastline incomparable.

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