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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

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The Faroe Islands are gorgeous islands, posited in between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, are under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark. A group of 18 islands fascinate with amazing nature. Despite the sovereignty, 50,000 residents have preserved their language and culture. Cities are clean and charm with the colorful houses, that add up to the landscape. And the photographers have depicted a rare phenomena – a cloud hanging above Lítla Dímu island.

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The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

The 18-island archipelago is located between Iceland, Norway and Scotland and has been a self-governing territory of Denmark since 1948. The Vikings had a lasting impact on the islands. The grass-roofed houses in the capital city of Torshavn are remnants of the Vikings that arrived in the 9th century, and the Faroese language is the closest Scandinavian language to Old Norse.

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

The volcanic landscapes on the Faroe Islands add to the sense of stepping back into the past. The rock forest on the island of Mykines features jagged, geometric cliffs, and the sea is a constant presence, never far away. Despite being located north of the United Kingdom, the Faroe Islands have a mild climate due to the Gulf Stream, and the summer days last for up to 19 hours.

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

To learn more about the Faroe Islands and plan a trip to a unique destination, visit the Faroe Islands website. For those armchair travellers who would rather experience the Danish archipelago from the comfort of home, check out the slideshow above.

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands

The Dramatic Landscapes of the Faroe Islands
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