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Northern Faroe Islands

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Northern Faroe Islands

  1. 1. Northern Føroyar (Faroe Islands) September 2011
  2. 2. Klaksvík – population 4,682
  3. 3. Fípan Fagra,sculpture by HansPauli Olsen
  4. 4. Hjá Jórun, my favorite bakery in theFaroes. They also serve affordabledaily lunch specials.
  5. 5. Christianskirkjan, 1963, designed by Peter Koch.A combination of Christian architecture and old Norse design.
  6. 6. Inside the church – the font is at least 3,000 years old, once used in a pagan temple
  7. 7. Vágur Harbor in Klaksvík
  8. 8. Drive to Viðareiði
  9. 9. Viðareiði – population 352
  10. 10. A deceptive photo of me – fierce winds kept blowing over my camera!
  11. 11. Drive back to Tórshavn
  12. 12. Dawn bus ride back to Klaksvík
  13. 13. Mail ferry M/S Ritan sails out to Fugloy
  14. 14. I learn my waterproofs really are waterproof!
  15. 15. Høgni peers out at Svínoy
  16. 16. Approaching Svínoy – home to sheep farms and a salmon-breeding program
  17. 17. Village of Hattarvík on Fugloy
  18. 18. Waves pound the “dock” for Kirkja
  19. 19. Mail, people, and gossip – the cargo of the M/S Ritan
  20. 20. Village of Kirkja
  21. 21. Waves toss us about
  22. 22. Svínoy
  23. 23. Waterfalls lace Viðoy
  24. 24. Hvannasund
  25. 25. Heliport in Klaksvík
  26. 26. Klaksvík revisited
  27. 27. The crew prepares for an aerial survey
  28. 28. View of Klaksvík from inside the heliport office
  29. 29. Helicopter flight from Klaksvík to Tórshavn Running through the pre-flight checklist
  30. 30. Klaksvík from above
  31. 31. The perspective from a helicopter is the best way tograsp the geography of the Faroe Islands.
  32. 32. Landing in Tórshavn

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