Faroe Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • Soltuvik from road end.
    Soltuvik from road end.
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  • Sandoy west coast from Soltuvik
    Sandoy west coast from Soltuvik
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  • Anchors - see text
    Anchors - see text
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Faroe Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • Route 10 from Tórshavn

    If you have your own transport this is a must. This route is teh old route to Tórshavn before the tunnel was build. It takes slightly longer but is worth it at least once. It is a most beautiful drive. Along this route there is a single track road which will lead you up to the NATO listening post. Up here you can park and admire the views across...

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  • Unlit Tunnels between the Northern...

    If you have access to your own transportation you must drive through some of the tunnels that connect the northern islands. These tunnels are mostly single track unlit with passing places. One way of the traffic has piority (usually stated just beofre the entrance to the tunnel) and the other way has to give way and use the passing places. When...

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  • Soltuvik, Sandoy

    We found the Faroes remarkably uncrowded and to that extent it's hard to say for most places that they are NOT off the beaten path. However some are more off than others and the one we reached was Soltuvik. This is on the west side of Sandoy and can be reached by walking from Sandur or by following an unclassified (very) road through beautiful...

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  • hidden mountain lake near Midvagur

    There is a very little lake (maybe I should call it a "puddle") in the hills above Midvagur (some locals do not even know about its existence) I was told (by Johan, who is extremely nice and knowlegeable and works for the info-point at the airport) that this is an artificial lake, started by someone in the 1930s who had some plans of using...

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  • hike to see the "trollsfinger" near...

    this is how to walk to the point above the village of Sandavagur, from where you can get a beautiful view at the "Trollsfinger" and at the entire bay between the two towns (of course you can see the youthhostel from up there as well). You walk on the mainroad into Sandavagur. Just a few meters past the "FK-grocery-store" (which will be on your...

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  • Enniberg Cliffs

    The Enniberg headland is located at the northernmost point of the Faroe Islands on the island of Viðoy. They are within easy walking distance of the most northely Faroese village of Viðareiði. It is however a bit of a slog up to the top and great care should be taken if there is low cloud as the cliff edge is not fenced off.The Enniberg cliffs are...

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  • The Saksun ruin

    There is an ruin Saksun that is near the lake of Pourin. You can walk to ruin by the path way from the church.

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  • No comment !

    Or may be some comment ! This cat is taking advantage of every minute of sunshine ! As the weather is changing so rapidly, it has better not waste any moment ! Don't disturb ! Why is it black ? Because black is the color that adsorbs the most the heat of the sun, then it gets a few more calories than a white cat would do !!

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  • An orchid here ?

    In the mind of most peoples, orchids are associated with tropical countries. However, orchids grow wild in the Feroes, at sea level. They are small species of the same type than those found in the Alps between 1,000 and 1,500 m elevation.

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  • Potatoes

    In order to protect the young potato plants from the strong winds, the tubercles are planted underneath thin slabs of peat. When the plant grows and goes out of its protection, it is strong enough to resist to the wind.

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  • French here ?

    It is unexpected to find here a shop with a French name, André (with an accent on the e !). They must have been here for at least two generations, perhaps more, as the shop manager is called André Andrésen (André, son of André)!

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  • Gjógv

    I have to say, whoever it was who said that all of the Faroe Islands is off the beaten path is totally right. That is the beauty of the place. It is so untouched, and so beautiful. But Gjógv, among many other spots, is a sight to behold. Definitely check it out.

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  • Hiking on Eysturoy. I spent...

    Hiking on Eysturoy. I spent six days here alone, with my tent. I was looking for a perfectly safe place, where I could choose my routes, where aren’t the hordes of tourists. And I found it. I’ve hardly ever met another human being here. It was great time, full of peace and relaxation. There’s no way to get lost on Eysturoy, the mountains are not...

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  • If you want you can always...

    If you want you can always find a place where there´s local folk-dancing going on..here are some of my friends trying it with the locals..

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  • We bought a trip with an old...

    We bought a trip with an old ship..i thought it was old anyway...in the habour of the capital that would sail us out to one of the smaller islands and into the caves that we had heard of. It is really recommendable.. just be prepared for the fact that it takes about 4 hours to get there...and the view over that islands and the sea can´t keep...

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