Faroe Islands by Magdalena W.

Faroe Islands by Magdalena W.

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It was a dream for a long time to visit the Faroe Islands. Even before the hype on Instagram began. However as more breathtaking pictures popped up from this beautiful place the more I wanted to go there. So, this year, August 2018, it was time to pack my bags. I took a summer break from Austria and headed to the Faroes. As the plane approached its destination we could not land. Due to the foggy and rainy conditions we made an extra round, landing on the second attempt. That’s what you have to expect when you visit this region, unpredictable moody weather conditions. The fog and rain continued for the duration of my weeks visit. However, to be fair, I did experience about seven hours of sunshine. Even the locals that I talked to shared that this particular August had presented worse weather than years past. You do not travel to the Faroes to soak up the sunshine, there are better locations for that. Despite the lack of sunshine, the inclement weather created an alive landscape. The rain created an island of waterfalls, thousands varying in shape and size. The wind made their water look as those it was flowing into the sky rather than the ocean. This landscape is ruled by water and vast green spaces void of tree life. Personally, the gift of the Faeroe Islands was the freedom I experienced to explore and take pictures in solitude. The Faroe Islands have yet to become overly touristy and crowded. However, I am not sure how long this will be the case. Without question it is understandable why this small island between Norway and Iceland will, over time, draw a crowd. The Faroe Islands is the home of an awe-inspiring landscape with something to offer anyone that is willing to go. 

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