A strangely curved mountainside, silently telling stories about bygone eras, tenaciously guarding a tiny little wood in an otherwise treeless scenery. Welcome to Viðarlundin í Kunoy, a quaint grove on the island Kunoy, offering a stunning view of the same-named village, the picturesque fjord and the neighboring island Kalsoy.
Trees in the Faroe Islands: Rare, but they do exist. In the late 1800s, groves were planted in some places, the Viðarlundin í Kunoy in 1914. Large variety of trees, located above the village. Ashes, spruces, birches, with Eggjarsteinur, a giant rock, at the center. Picnic table, trails and bubbling brook; a pleasure ground just big enough to make you feel like being deep in the woods, at least for a little while. Fenced, for good reason – protection against voracious sheep.
Bouncy forest floor absorbing the sound of my footsteps as I roam around. Amazing and almost surreal, just like the wall of rock behind, unwaveringly guarding Kunoy’s unique wood. Not too far from here: Kúvingafjall, Urðafjall and Teigafjall; mountains, every single one of them peak standing taller than 800 meters.
With such surroundings, it comes as no surprise that Viðarlundin í Kunoy is somewhat special. A place that makes you feel like stepping into a painting. Landscape art at its finest, and you right in the middle of it. But why don't you find out for yourself. All you have to do is cross the charming timber bridge.