In June, we took a trip to a place that few others go — the Faroe Islands. After last year’s trip to Iceland, I was looking for something similar, but with fewer people…a place that had a lot of natural beauty, but not huge tour buses. The Faroes seemed like the ideal place.
We flew from Chicago to Copenhagen, spending a day and a half in Denmark. Then, Copenhagen to the island of Vagar. Why go through Denmark? The Faroes are a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, so there are good flights between the two countries.
The Faroes are pretty remote — sitting in the North Atlantic between Iceland and Scotland. They are sparsely populated, with a population of just 50,000 people. There are residents on most islands, with many of the islands connected by a network of undersea tunnels. A few of the islands can only be reached by boat or car ferry.
Our first stop on our trip was the town of Gasadalur, a short drive from the airport and accessed through a short tunnel bored through the mountainside. The reason for stopping was to see the waterfall Múlafossur, which plunges from below the town into the sea.
I ended up visiting Múlafossur three times, and I think this is my favorite photo:
As you can see, it was rather cloudy and rainy that day — most of our days were like that in the Faroes. This view is from below, on the rocks near the ocean. Most photographers shoot the waterfall from above. I have a few other nice shots of Múlafossur from the upper viewpoint, and I’ll probably share them in future posts.