VIDEO – Faroe Islands

Last modified 10.02.2023 | Published 05.07.2016Denmark, North and Central Europe, Videos

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In this video you will find views of the beautiful scenery on the Faroe Islands. The views are only interrupted by quaint villages set inside bays under towering cliffs and mountains.

This video takes you to a number of places throughout the islands: Tórshavn, Kyrkjubøur, Elduvík, Funningur, Gjógv, Eiði, Saksun, Leynar, Vestmanna, Kvívík, Bøur and Gåsadalur.

This video from the Faroe Islands is on YouTube. You may watch it here, or open it in a larger window on YouTube. 

The travelogue from my visit to the Faroes starts here. The opening paragraph: Join me on a visit to a group of remote islands veiled in clouds. A dramatic landscape of volcanic origin is accompanied by a proud history of human endeavour, distinct architecture and cuisine. And silence.

Here is an introduction to the Faroe Islands on Wikipedia:

The Faroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago located 320 kilometres north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway (580 kilometres away) and Iceland (430 kilometres away). Like Greenland, it is a constituent country of the Kingdom of Denmark. The islands have a total area of about 1,400 square kilometres with a population of 53,752.

The terrain is rugged. The subpolar oceanic climate is windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. The Gulf stream moderates the temperatures for such a northerly climate. They average above freezing throughout the year, and hovering around 12 °C in summer and 5 °C in winter. The northerly latitude also results in perpetual civil twilight during summer nights and very short winter days.