Iceland Cruise 9 – Road Trip From Tórshavn to the Island of Vágar, The Faroes

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We arrived in Tórshavn the capital of the Faroes on the Island of Streymoy, which means ‘Island of Currents ‘ very early in the morning, but until customs come on to clear the ship, you are ship bound.  Unfortunately we only had a short visit on these wonderful islands, four hours, not even enough time to do any shopping in the wonderful little capital city.  So, no sticker with ‘I love the Faroes’ on it, in fact I didn’t buy anything Faroese, but I did make up for it in Iceland.  Anyway, our trip started at 12.30 pm, so after a ships lunch, we made our way down to the dock side to board the coach….. the weather was freezing, I thought Amsterdam had been cold, but no, this was serious hat and glove weather.  

We didn’t go through the city, we bypassed the wonderful coloured, green turfed houses and followed the sea for quite a while.  We were going to visit the Island of Vágar, through a road tunnel measuring 3 miles in length and running under the sea which now connects the two largest islands in the Faroes and the capital Tórshavn.

This post is really a visual road trip, all the photos were taken through the coach window, so hopefully not too many shadows 🙂

March 2018

15 Replies to “Iceland Cruise 9 – Road Trip From Tórshavn to the Island of Vágar, The Faroes”

  1. Marvellous to see your pictures. Thank you. A three mile tunnel under the sea linking islands surprised me. I had to check but despite Denmark’s membership The Faroes are not in the EU so that isn’t where the money came from. Unless it was indirectly via Denmark. Sorry you didn’t get into the town centre. Frustrating not being allowed to disembark straightaway upon arrival. Barbara

    1. Thank you, I am so glad you are enjoying them……for me its like a revisit. I am hoping that one day we will go back, would love to see the Islands in the summer 🙂

  2. Beautiful and desolate. Those turf roofs are really interesting. I’ll bet they keep the house warmer, too. Besides holding down the roof. And sheep! Black sheep at that. 🙂

    1. I really enjoyed the visit and just wished we had longer, such a peaceful place and so friendly 🙂 Loved the sheep, but never had time to buy a jumper…..so I just have to go back 🙂

    1. Thank you, it was tricky getting some of the shots of the houses. It was bitter, but I had my three layers on and hat, gloves, you name, I was wearing it ha ha 🙂

  3. Wonderful shots, Lynne, so love these.

    By the way, please don’t correct ‘island of currants’ to ‘currents’ as I now have a marvellous vision of Vagar’s grape harvest… 😁

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