Far away in the Faroe Islands…
I tried hard not to check too many photos on the Internet before booking our stay in the Faroe Islands. I read quite a lot of articles (including the inevitable Wikipedia page) but I only clicked on a few pictures to get an idea of where we were going. For two reasons: first of all, because I wanted to be surprised, and, second, because photos can be misleading. You can say the same thing about my photos, but then again, my photos are the representation of how I see the world.
Most people know so little about this far-flung archipelago. To tell you the truth, I myself was one of them – and not that long ago.
We arrived here a week ago and we’ve already been on four hikes. This blog is about our hike from Klaksvik (the second largest town in the Faroe) to Mt.Klakkur. To get there, we took the bus 400 from the bus station in Tórshavn.
The views from the bus were absolutely extraordinary.
The weather was quite good when we arrived in Klaksvik so we immediately started the hike.
I saw many of these flowers along the way. I wouldn’t know their name but I found them very pretty.
The path was quite steep, and at times even difficult. But we made it.
The wind was merciless up there. At some point it was so strong that I had to sit down. And I was terribly cold! I could hardly manipulate my camera. Besides, the fog was so thick that it was hard to make out what was in front of us. But when it cleared up, the views were breathtaking! We must have spent about an hour on Mt.Klakkur. When our fingers got completely numb with cold, we decided that it was time to go back to Klaksvik. On the way down, we were treated to a superb panoramic view of the town.
And another picture of Klaksvik – with the trampoline this time (a very popular activity in the Faroe Islands!)
We also saw these chickens hiding from the wind.
Some houses were really neat and beautiful…
One of the main streets in Klaksvik…Check the sheep horns above the door…
Klaksvik in the evening hours…
And it was time to take the bus again. As you can imagine, I was happy to have a seat by the window…
Such stark beauty – the layers on the mountains with the green is lovely. I don’t think I would like to be that cold though!
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Hi Eliza. Luckily, it’s not so cold all the time. But it was really cold on the top of that mountain. We really suffered! But the views….
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