Situated half way between Scotland and Iceland in the Northeast Atlantic, the Faröe Islands (Føroyar) are an archipelago of 18 fantastic mountainous islands, and a population of just over 47000.
Sea, green hillsides, sharp cliffs and mountains, strangely shaped islands, turf-roof houses...
and a gorgeous capital, Tórshavn:
Saksun, Streymoy island
Location: 62°14′56″ N, 7°10′33″ W
Saksun is a village near the north-west coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy.
Saksun was once an inlet surrounded by high mountains. The inlet formed a deep and good natural harbour. However a storm blocked the inlet with sand.
This made the old harbour become a unaccesible seawater lagoon.
Saksun is now a picturesque village in the bottom of the lagoon.
The Dúvugarður Museum occupies a seventeenth century farm house
The old turf-roofed farm house is a well-preserved example of a Faroese farmhouse of the 17-19th centuries.
The beautiful church in Saksun was built in 1858 :
Repairing the turf roof :