Saturday, January 17, 2015

Faroe Islands

The Faroe or Faroe Islands are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000, and a language and culture of their own.

When visiting the Faroe you are never more than 5km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept.

Two levels by Jan Egil Kristiansen

'Home, sweet home' by Claus K

SCAN-0090 by Lars Plougmann

Eiði by Þórir Ingvarsson

Väg Färöarna.jpg by twoeyered

skúgvoy by Arild Berge

Ámafjørdur - Salmon Farming - Faroe Islands by Bill Schwab

Koltur in background, seen from Velbastadur by Theolde

The puffins on the Mykines island by Alex and Nastya

Tjørnuvík by tsiklonaut

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