Fun in the Faroe Islands

May 22, 2018

Client: Trail Magazine

Camera: Pentax K-1

Okay, so this post is a little late, but I was lucky enough to visit the amazing paradise that is The Faroe Islands. If you’re unfamiliar with this tiny collection of islands, they’re about half-way between Scotland and Iceland - slap bang in the middle of the north Atlantic. Other Nordic countries like Norway and Iceland have experienced a huge boom in popularity in recent years, but the Faroes...well, they remain an unspoilt gem, which made me want to visit even more.

The weather on the Faroes is always pretty sketchy - that’s part of its appeal and you can get snow, sun and rain all in one hour, let alone one day. Although I was shooting all around the islands, my big task was to climb the Faores’ tallest mountain, which is called Slaetarratindur. The usual route is marked out by a well worn track, but some unseasonal and heavy snowfall meant that Plan A went out the window.

Instead, a long, grind slog straight up the slopes was in order. It was all worth it though to shoot from the summit and see the images in the pages of Trail magazine.

If you get the opportunity, definitely visit the Faroes. It’s boasts some of the tallest sea cliffs in the world, has waterfalls that drop straight into the ocean, yet boasts one of the lowest crime rates on earth.


 

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