Múlafossur Waterfall

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.

Faroe Islands
Faroe Islands

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:

Múlafossur Waterfall, Faroe Islands
Múlafossur Waterfall, Faroe Islands

 

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.

 

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