Winter can be harsh on the Faroe Islands – but yet exceptionally beautiful. Evidence: The picture I took during a walk, 10:34 a.m. that day, on the road that leads from our village to Funningsfjørður.
Our long and winding road: Whenever I’m out here, I am amazed at what I see. Giant slices of tiered basalt, rocky cliffs and, on windy days, upside down waterfalls. Geography and elements: That’s what it’s all about. The Faroe Islands are of volcanic origin, built some 55 million years ago. A vast number of eruptions created bizarre layers of basalt, sediments and coal. Clearly visible down to the present day, just like the purple-colored clouds on the picture above.
My Faroe Islands, far away from hectic city life. Icing sugar on mountain tops, and Christmas is approaching. Now is the time to take a step back and allow things to calm down. Feel like taking a walk? Don’t forget to bring your woolen cap. Maybe, we even get to see an upside down waterfall. An optical illusion, created when strong winds blow the waters upward. Simply great.