Photography: Faroe Islands
Vikings settled the islands more than a thousand years ago, and almost 50,000 of their descendants now live here, sharing space with 75,000 more or less freely roaming sheep. Although the Danes took formal possession of the Faroes in 1380 and have never fully relinquished it, “We are not Danish” is a common refrain here. No, the Faroese are nothing if not Faroese. They speak their own language, recite their own sagas, dance their own raucous chain-formation dance.
The Faroe Islands are unique place with amazing landscapes of heavenly covered green mountains with sharp cliffs dropping in to a deep blue Atlantic Ocean.