My trip to the Faroe Islands Text and photos by Soffía Theódóra Tryggvadóttir
“You might experience culture shock” and “You should definitely buy the wonderful Faroese yarn” were some of the comments I received when I told people I was going to the Faroe Islands. I had never been before and I was pleasantly surprised to
My first evening there we had dinner at and the background options for the photo shoot were endless. The day was Tórshavn (the capital) located in a very old and charming house near Reyni, ever tasted from the restaurant Etika. The which is known as the old town. The food salmon was amazing and we also tried a was amazing to say the very least, and although we in Iceland are quite proud of with parsley, put on top of French bread preconceived notions about the islands with olive oil - very delicious. that were completely inaccurate. For one, cooked the lamb was so beyond what I The weather in the Faroes is very I thought I would understand Faroese, but had tasted before. It was buttery soft and unpredictable, so we could only catch a the pronunciation is completely different the meat just fell off the bone. We had a glimpse of the striking scenery that the from Icelandic even though the words four-course dinner accompanied by wine, islands have to offer, but as we were in Faroese and Icelandic mean and are and everything was superb (there was driving around, I was completely charmed written the same. I also thought that even discussion around the table that everyone would know each other or at little towns with their cute, colorful houses least be acquainted with one another, but we were that impressed with the food!). surrounded by gigantic mountains. that is not the case either. The following morning, we drove to The Faroe Islands are so charming In early July, I met the team behind Soul and inviting and the hospitality of the Made Faroe Islands - Beinta Poulsen, photo shoot took place. We drove down Soul Made team was truly exceptional. a narrow road between houses where Needless to say, my preconceived notions Johannessen, the marketing manager - residents kept hens, goats, sheep, and were corrected and I will most certainly along with Flemming Leitorp, a Danish other farm animals and this was just go back sooner rather than later to enjoy fashion photographer who was there minutes outside Tórshavn. The scenery some more sublime food and explore was beautiful, the weather was superb, more of these magical islands.
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