Faroe Isands: Vagar / Idyllium

Around the beautiful Vágar island, Faroe Islands.

Vágar is the third largest island of the Faroes (after Streymoy and Eysturoy). The island shape is very distinct since it resembles a dog’s head: Sørvágsfjørður is the mouth and the Fjallavatn lake is the eye.
The terrain is less dramatic than that of Streymoy and the northern islands: green valleys, patches of cultivated land around the villages that are clustered on the south coast and dozens of small rivers and streams flowing down the rounded hills. Vágar has vast expanses of untouched wilderness expecially the uninhabited north of the island. The only main road comes from Streymoy through a tunnel and conducts to the main villages. From Sørvágur the view become breathtakingly beautiful with the ocean, the island of Tindhólmur with its peaks and verticality, Gáshólmur and the two drangar (freestanding sea stacks), until the last village, Gásadalur, and the panorama over the mysterious Mykines that is the westernmost of the 18 main islands of the Faroe Archipelago.
The island is the location of the Faroes’ only airport so it’s the first to be seen by the visitors that come from the air. If the weather permits are clearly visible the dramatic vertical cliffs that form the southern edge of the island.

No Ceiling – Eddie Vedder
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