Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands

August 30, 2016

Leonard Fong is truly Well Travelled, having spent the past 15 years taking photographs while exploring the culture and geography of over 83 countries. Enjoy his words and photos from a recent journey to the Faroe Islands — an isolated scenic paradise…

Located in the Atlantic Ocean about 200 miles north of Great Britain, the Faroe Islands exist as an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. Seemingly frozen in time, it’s one the most breathtaking places on the planet. Navigating the landscape is best done by rental car, and considering there are almost no restaurants outside the main town of Tórshavn, preparing your own food for journeys is ideal. The mountainous Faroes are covered in lush grasslands with plenty of rocky cliffs, rivers and waterfalls to discover.

Elduvík is surrounded by the ocean, mountains and has a population of under 50 people
Elduvík is surrounded by the ocean, mountains and has a population of under 50 people
  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_DAY1_GASADALUR_NIKON_045

    Some of the Faroes' many sheep

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY2_SOVAGSVATN_008

    Traditional stone houses next to Sørvágsvatn lake

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY3_TORSHAVN_012

    Calm waters at Tórshavn port

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_DAY4_199

    Roaming sheep near Saksun village

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY1_GASADALUR_NIKON_022

    Powerful waves shaping the land

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY2_SOVAGSVATN_318

    A section of Sørvágsvatn lake sits high above the ocean

Located an hour from the roadside, this stretch of Sørvágsvatn lake near the North Atlantic is incredibly beautiful
Located an hour from the roadside, this stretch of Sørvágsvatn lake near the North Atlantic is incredibly beautiful

“Seemingly frozen in time, it’s one the most breathtaking places on the planet”

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_DAY2_SORVAGSVATN_NIKON_113

    A storming rainbow

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY2_KVIVIK_173

    Norðradalur village, nesteled in a stunning valley

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY1_GASADALUR_NIKON_070

    Atlantic outcrops

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY2_KVIVIK_084

    The moonlike landscape of Norðradalur

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY2_KVIVIK_105

    A Faroese traffic jam

  • HSC_Well-Travelled_Leonard-Fong_FAROE_-DAY3_ELDUVIK_NIKON_031

    Elduvík details

I could watch Gásadalur village's cascading waterfall forever
I could watch Gásadalur village's cascading waterfall forever
Well Travelled Archive