The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are 25 photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

30 Photos That Make you Fall in Love with the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with – here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it’s true!

You might think, the Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with – and you are right. And yet, I can’t wait to show you my photos of the Faroe Islands to convince you anyways! The Faroe Islands were one of my favourite places to photograph this year so far, not only because the weather jods were generous with us for most of the week, but also because every little detail in the towns, villages and landscapes seemed larger than life to me!

So take a look at these 30 photos of the Faroe Islands and tell me: How could you resist?

The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The Seal Woman (Selkie) of Mikladalur – Kalsoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A lonely cabin on the way to Saksun.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Standing at the edge of the cliffs by the Kallur lighthouse on Kalsoy (photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Our guide Johan with fresh herbs, similar to water cress, plucked for our salad!


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A puffin spreading its wings on Mykines.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Waiting for the ferry to arrive – Kalsoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The charismatic ceramics artist Guðrið Poulsen – Read her and other local stories here!


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A sheep on the road to Múli.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A view in Saksun. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Frida on the beach of Leynar.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The harbour of Tórshavn.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

At the secret beach of Saksun. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Toothed mountains on the road to Múli. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The lighthouse of Mykinesholmur.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The photographer – Kunoy. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A traditional Faroese dessert served for Heimablidni at Gardahusid.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Footsteps at the secret beach of Saksun.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are 25 photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The dramatic landscape of Kunoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Sea kayaking between Leynar and Kvikvik.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

An old house in Mykines village.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The parliamentary complex of Tórshavn. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

A reforestation project in Kunoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The cliffs below Mikladalur.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

On the road to Saksun. (Photo by Frida Runnkvist)


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Enjoying the view from Mykinesholmur.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Fallen leaves in Kunoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

The perfect hideout in the cliffs of Kalsoy.


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

Jakup firing up the gas stove to ‘cook a meal’ with his grandchildren – they are collecting flowers and leaves from the garden. We had lunch with locals here at Gardahusid on Eysturoy.

PS: Another great place to visit on Eysturoy is the tiny village of Gjogv!


The best way to understand a foreign place as the Faroe Islands it to meet its locals, listen to their stories and learn to understand their way of life.

Portrait of Julian – our host for coffee in Kvikvik. Who would have thought that 5 seconds after I press the shutter, he asks me if the photo will be in the next Playboy 🙂


The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

On the ferry from Mykines back to Vagar.

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The Faroe Islands are not hard to fall in love with - here are my best photos from my recent trip to the Faroe Islands to convince you that it's true!

All photos by Kathi Kamleitner & Frida Runnkvist.

21 comments on “30 Photos That Make you Fall in Love with the Faroe Islands

  1. hehehehe Julian is so funny. Very good people lives there 🙂

  2. Siggi Einarson

    Beautiful photographs, you are very talented! I am from Iceland and have always been meaning to make it over to the Faroe Islands. Such a magical place!

    • You’d love it there. I thought it would be fairly similar to Iceland, but in fact it’s sooooooo different. Both culturally and the landscape. It’s worth the trip <3 Thanks for your comment!

  3. OMG! I want to go there too! I write it down on my travel bucket list of must go places.

  4. I fell in love with Faroe Islands when I saw the photos coming out of the Solar Eclipse last year. Can’t wait to get out there myself someday.

    • Hey Sophie, OMG I would have loved to go to the solar eclipse there! That’s how my plans for this trip actually became more realistic 🙂 You need to see it yourself!

  5. I so want to visit – amazing photos!

    • Thanks for your comment – it was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to!

  6. Wonderful pictures and such a beautiful place! I love the picture of the lighthouse and the way the clouds just don’t cover the beautiful scenery!
    Faroe Islands have been on my places-to-go list for a while. Do you think it would be feasible to visit with kids (like in do they have hotels with family rooms out there 😉 )?

    • Thanks for your comment 🙂 I’m sure it would work for families – it’s not a mainstream destination at all, but we did see some visiting families during our stay. I don’t know if hotels can accommodate (probably?) because there are really not many and they are all quite new, but there are also guesthouses/hostels with kitchen facilities if that helps! We stayed at Hotel Havn in Torshavn and were able to use the shared kitchen in the guesthouse next door which was really handy for packed lunches! I’m sure you could also find holiday rentals and AirBnBs all over the place!

  7. Your photographs are utterly beautiful! I’d never considered a trip to the Faroe islands but this post has definitely piqued my curiosity 🙂

    • I hope you get to go one day – it’s one of the most beautiful and bizarre places I’ve ever been to!!

  8. Wow beautiful, would love to visit. What is the easiest way to get there?

    • Hi Anisa, you can fly there really easily with Atlantic Airways – they fly from Reykjavik, Copenhagen, Edinburgh and I think Barcelona if these are handy for you at all! Otherwise you can also take a ferry from Denmark, Norway or Iceland, but that takes quite a bit longer 😉

  9. Absolutely breathtaking photos! I saw a play about selkies in Los Angeles, and had no idea it was a real myth! And that sheep gave me a good chuckle 😛 It looks like I’m adding the Faroe Islands to my list!

    • Oh, yeah it’s such a fascinating myth! There is a really sweet Irish animation film about it as well – they have the same story – it’s called Song of the Sea (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505/). I can highly recommend that 🙂 Hope you get to go to the Faroe Islands one day too!!

  10. Blimey! I cannot possibly pick a favourite photo! Just gorgeous, wish I could get there easily from Australia! Next big trip away will do for sure. I’ve pinned a bunch of pics! Thanks. x

    • Oh thank you so much! They’re a bit hard to get to, but there are direct flights from Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Reykjavik – so if you’re ever planning a Scandinavia trip, which you totally should, it’s a perfect off-the-beaten-track add-on 😀

  11. Great pictures! How long visit would you suggest to Faroer-island?

    • We had a week, which was good but felt a bit rushed as we spent 3 days at a music festival rather than exploring different islands. Maybe 10-14 days is better! Thanks for your comment!

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