A visit to the turf-roofed church of Funningur is a highlight of any trip to the Faroes.
Until recently, Gásadalur was the only Faroese settlement not accessible by road.
Named after the Norse god of war, the beguiling Faroese capital of Tórshavn (‘Thor’s Harbour’) is dotted with brightly coloured wooden houses and bursting with Faroese charm.
Barely 30 people today live in Saksun, a wonderfully remote hillside village strung out along the banks of the Dalá river close to Streymoy’s northwestern tip.
Justifiably famous for their record-setting heights, sea cliffs such as Enniberg in northern Viðoy and Beinisvørð (shown here) in southern Suðuroy play host to dozens of species of seabirds.
A cliff face populated with hundreds of thousands of seabirds, including the iconic puffin, is an audio-visual delight.
Koltur boasts one of the most beautiful and unusually shaped mountains in the country.
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The views from Viðareiði are truly wonderful – across the isthmus to the east you can clearly see Fugloy, whereas, in the opposite direction, beyond the church, framed by the sea and the hills of Borðoy, there’s now-abandoned Múli.
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Dating from the 11th century and formerly used as the bishop’s residence, the turf-roofed Roykstovan is the oldest inhabited wooden house in Europe.
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It’s the highly unusual octagonal church, the only one in the country, that grabs your eye as you pass through the Haldarsvík.
Travel to the Faroes at any time of year and you’ll discover a different world – a world of austere beauty (pictured: Gjógv in winter).
Sunset at Húsavík, a beautiful town located on the east side of the island of Sandoy.