Faroe Island impressions


Here is a different format of impressions of our first leg of the trip – this time entirely by Urzula using her iPhone. It is a more story-telling approach as the images are much more lively and fast-paced which is very beautiful as well.

On the ferry the pure concept of having a hot-tub on board seemed very appealing.

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Main delights on the ferry buffet – after you got by the huge group of hungry German „Viking-Expedition“ tourists (there must have been a very recent huge famine in Germany – at least according to the behaviour those people had when it comes to buffet queues… ;-))

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The sea is nice and calm

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But the clouds show the change in weather

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It got much nippier and the warm exhaust was for sure pure bliss on a windy day…

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True Viking style

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Here we are – beware Faroese!

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Our first contact

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with the ground and the land… (still wearing shorts – a sight not to be had for the next 2 weeks)

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The coastline is amazing

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Just why do you live there…? No culture, very simple food, hard living – many jokes tell that those people where the ones who didn’t read the signs during the migrations indicating warm, nice weather and good food…

Icelandic people joke of the Faroese that they are descendents of vikings who were too sea sick on the way to Iceland… (so they stayed 2/3 way)

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Cloud cover

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and sunshine

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I definately have to convince Urzula to trim my beard (or would shearing be a better term?…)

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Impressive

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Dried fish – most fishing vessels have them tied to the reling. Nice snack for a drink – or anytime when you walk

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We just loved the design

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As we couldn’t buy fresh fish (a common problem in the Faroes and Iceland as most fish is directly frozen on board or processed in factories) we went to the harbour and luckily we got fish. Even for free as a gift – we paid back with good beer and so a deal was done!

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Again – dried fish

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Busy main street on the way to the harbour

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heading outwards

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into the cold and wild… (well, you don’t have to drive that far to be there…)

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nice little place to stay

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Those are the two fish we got – must be 3 kg each. Not easy to slice and filet them!

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Especially when you have limited space

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I think we had 8 fillets + loads of smaller pieces. Fish without end (and lovely). If you ever have a chance to get real fresh fish – try it. It is sweet in taste (really) and totally unlike any fish you might have tried

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One slot for each pre-dominant wind direction

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Sheep snowed in…

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