The Faroe Islands, a North Atlantic Island group located between Norway and Iceland is a rough, rugged and unconventionally impressive location.
The cluster of islands, inhabited primarily by sheep and puffins, has developed into Scandinavia’s ultimate off-the-beaten-track destination. Despite being at the northern tip of Scotland, travel to the Faroe Islands has never been the most convenient.
However, improved links to the 18 islands has been vastly improved in recent years and the uncompromisingly, sharp cliffs, glaciated valleys, rolling hills and waterfalls has allowed the Faroe Islands to develop into the alternative nature holiday.
Part of the Kingdom of Denmark, the island has a population of around 50,000 people, is self-governed, has its own parliament and has a fishing industry that shows no sign of slowing down.
Whether you’re hiking to the famous Kallurin lighthouse, taking the ferry from Tórshavn to Nólsoy, heading to Gjogv or exploring the isolated little village of Saksun, the Faroe Islands has an expanding list of options.
To give you a taste of what the Faroe Islands has to offer, photographer Annie Spratt headed to the location to explore: