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Archive for Faroe Islands

Viðareiði

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Viðareiði on the island Viðoy is the northernmost village in the Faroe Islands

Skansin

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Tórshavn, Faroe Islands (July 2021)

The Skansin fort was built in 1580. The lighthouse was added in 1888, and the gun is British and dates to the second world war.

Why a fort in the Faroe Islands in 1580? Pirates! Today is “Talk Like A Pirate Day”.

Magnus Cathedral ruins

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Kirkjubømúrurin in Kirkjubøur (Streymoy, Faroe Islands – July 2021)

Happy Sunday!

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Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands

A typical Faroese wooden church from 1837.

Tjørnuvík graveyard

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Tjørnuvík, Faroe Islands

Unbeknownst to me at the time I was taking this photo of a lovely cemetery in the surfing town (population 54) of Tjørnuvík, there is also a Viking cemetery (discovered in 1956 and dating to about 950) in town. I had no internet in the Faroe Islands so it’s a shame that I couldn’t look things up as I journeyed from town to town. Had I known in advance that I wouldn’t have internet, I would have done more research before reaching the place.

Faroese sheep

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Faroese ram (July 2021)

Fær is the word for sheep in Old Norse. Færøerne means Faroe Islands in Danish. There are a little over 50,000 people on the Faroe Islands and more than 70,000 sheep. Coincidence?