Luna, Sára, Zosia, Anni-Kate and Nova, age 4-9 years, show us on Eystnes how to make a good start to a joyful new year. Take a run-up, slide on the ice like a penguin in a captured speedboat and only brake in case of an emergency. There will be ups and downs over the coming months. Love and laughter, thrilling adventures, but also challenges and changes. With strength and some luck we will take dangerous bends, enter uncharted territory and always get back on our feet – just like the cheerful kids Luna, Sára, Zosia, Anni-Kate and Nova on Eystnes.
In order to get to the southernmost part of the island Eysturoy, drive through the town of Runavík, head for Nes and Æðuvík and follow the small road up to the wind turbines. The second you get out of your car, you’ll know why these power stations have been set up precisely at this place. Don’t forget to bring your woolen hat, especially in the wintertime. The wind is cold and vigorous, the view spectacular. Marvel at the unique shaped island Nólsoy, examine the silhouette of Tórshavn on the other side of the fjord and day-dream about the cotton-pad-clouds on the horizon, glowing mysteriously in pink and baby-blue.
Tonight, Faroese skies will be lit up by colorful fireworks, poetically named Castle Attack, Big Ben Countdown, Howling Hell Cat and Guldbrokade. We are all set, with freshly brewed glogg, local lamb and salmon for dinner and our selection of pyrotechnics. Only a few more hours left in 2015. Gott nýggjár! My Faroe Islands wishes you and your families a great New Year’s Eve and Happy New Year.