It was like we stepped back in time. A cross between The Hobbit and Little House on the Prairie. This was a land unlike any other we had ever seen, and one that captured a small piece of our hearts. In one days time we drove through the densest fog we’ve ever seen, watched sheep grazing along the edges of towering cliffs, explored tiny villages set between valleys by the sea, rocky shores, lush green grass, and in the difference of a 1 hour drive we went from 50 degree temps to 75 degree temps. This is the Faroe Islands. A land that it virtually untouched, undiscovered…and unbelievable. It’s a place where life is slower, deeper, and more intentional. Where kids roam through the neighborhood freely and their parents always know that they can be found skipping rocks in the river or catching fish down at the sea. It’s a place where family is priority, where the men work had to provide and the women work hard to nurture.
We started our time in the Faroes with a boat ride to the island of Mykines. On Mykines we did some hiking and had fun watching the quirky birds called Puffins, which are a signature attractions of Mykines
On the island of Mykines we were introduced to another signature attraction of the Faroes: the grass roof. When building a house many Faroese put sod on their roof to retain heat throughout the winter months.
This guy. He made me laugh so much on this trip. He didn’t want his hair messed up, so he kept his hoodie on the whole time we hiked in Mykines
I spy with my little eye my favorite handsome guy….
Many houses on the islands had a little mock house in their yard that looked like the large house. We learned that they use these houses to dry their meat in.
How much is that doggy in the window…? ;D
Contrary to what you are thinking, Adam wasn’t breathing in the fresh air. He was getting tired of me taking a million pictures of him.
Crazy, crazy fog that we drove through….
Around every bend and turn in the Faroes was another stunning landscape
While driving through the islands, we drove along many cliffsides. My hubs isn’t much a fan of heights, so he preferred to stay in the car while I got out and took pictures cliffside.
This would be my husband mocking how I pose for pictures.
This was the view from our room in Torshavn
Boat trip to the bird cliffs in Vestmanna
Salmon farms off the harbor. 50% of all Faroese economy is through the selling of Salmon