Start:Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Finish:Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Almost all the islands of the archipelago are connected by bridges or special underground tunnels. There are no factories that pollute the atmosphere. Most of the working-age population specializes in raising sheep, producing milk and dairy products. In the local dialect, the name of the islands is translated as “Sheep Islands”.
The rest of the population works in the fishing industry. Local money has watercolor landscapes on it and is rightly considered the most beautiful in the world. Local residents keep the doors of their houses open around the clock because in their small and very cozy country, prisons don't work because there is no crime.
We will go to find out how people live in one of the most prosperous corners of the world, cut off from the mainland - the Faroe Islands!
from €1,320 / 8(8) days / 1pers.
Our sea voyage starts in the city of Torshavn, which translates as "Thor's Harbor". Here we will have a short briefing on safety on the water, purchase food, meet the crew and check in on the yacht - in short, we will lay a foundation for a successful sailing.
The Faroese consider their capital to be the center of all the most significant and interesting. In Torshavn, all 4 traffic lights of this country are located. The residence of the prime minister of the islands does not stand out among the colorful houses, but you definitely need to look at the unusual local church. We will take a walk around the most cloudy city in the world and feel the atmosphere of the coming week.
Tórshavn - Klaksvík.
Today we will have the first sea crossing to the second most important city of the Faroe Islands. Klaksvik was once formed by the confluence of four villages and sheltered from the wind in Boroy Bay. The streets are so quiet and calm that it is embarrassing to break the local harmony with loud conversations. You can take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque place with the complicated name Úti í Grøv all day long, enjoy the fresh mountain air, and not meet a single soul. Here it is easy to feel like a hero of a Scandinavian epic or a character of an old fairy tale. The church in the city center is definitely worth a visit. It was built in memory of the lost sailors.
Klaksvík - Funnigur.
Today's point of our route is the small village of Funningur with a population of only 70 people. As in almost every island settlement, there is a completely unique atmosphere here. During the crossing, we will feel like sailors of the distant past thanks to the amazing landscapes. The power of the shores torn by someone's huge hand, high cliffs covered with a cloak of fog, the roar of the waves licking the sides of the yacht ... Above all this natural splendor, a peacefully sleeping dragon rises - Mount Slættaratindur, the highest point of the archipelago.
Funnigur - Eiði.
The cities of Aii, Chodnuvuik, and Saksun are waiting for us. On the way, we will look at gorges and grottoes, stunning with their harsh beauty, because the best views open from the water. Today our program includes stone buildings, high mountains, straits, fjords, a snow-white church, herds of shaggy sheep, an old farm and a coast overhanging our heads, as well as an incredibly picturesque football stadium! Get the cameras ready, there is something to capture here!
Eiði - Vestmanna.
The city of Vestmanna is not the largest in the Faroe Islands, but it is definitely one of the most picturesque. Small rivers meandering down the slopes of the mountains. Colonies of seals have found shelter on the banks, and the air is shaken by the cries of birds. Skerries protruding from the water reach a height of 500 m and provide safe nesting places for puffins, auk and many other bird species - such a “bird market” is rarely seen anywhere else! First, the ancient Celts, then the treacherous pirates considered these lands their home. It will be curious to look at the locals now!
Today we will make a sharp turn and reach Sandavoavur Island. The purpose of our crossing is the "hanging" lake Sorvagsvatn. Perhaps this is one of the most unusual places on the planet! Contrary to all the laws of physics, the edge of the lake is so close to the ocean that it literally hangs over it. Breaking off from the very edge, the lake waters fall directly into the ocean, forming the Bossdalsfossur waterfall hidden from prying eyes. The most colorful church of the Faroe Islands is also located on Sandavoavur. Built by some jolly carpenter, it is visible from afar. You can go inside the church and look at the organ with square wooden pipes.
Sandavágur - Tórshavn.
Today we will return to Thor Harbor - Torshavn. An ideal opportunity to do everything that you didn't manage to do on the very first day of our trip! For example, visit an art gallery or history museum, eat whale jerky, visit the Vesturkirkjan church, try on a woolen jacket and shop for souvenirs. Or just wander around, admiring the black houses with grass roofs, traditional for island countries. Previously, the walls of houses were covered with tar to keep warm. Today the black color, like the grass on the roofs, is rather a tribute to tradition.
There are at least 2 sheep for every inhabitant here. The house walls are black, the windows are red, and the doors are green. It has warm winters and cool summers. The concept of time is lost here. It seems that the world originates from this place. It seems that a film based on some Scandinavian saga was filmed here and they forgot to remove the scenery. It seems that this is where the strong northern spirit was chained. It is difficult to find a place in the world with a more powerful energy than the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe islands