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Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

A man stands on the edge of a cliff and admires the dramatic landscape of the Faroe Islands.

Embark on a visual journey as I present “The Spirit of Eysturoy Island,” a series capturing the raw beauty of the second-largest island in the Faroe archipelago. Nestled between Streymoy, Kalsoy, and Borðoy, Eysturoy stands as an unexplored treasure, offering a poetic landscape that unfolds through my lens.

Venturing into the northern reaches of Eysturoy, each photograph is a testament to the dramatic nature of this untouched horizon. From the picturesque villages of Eiði, Gjógv, and Funningur, my lens delicately captures the beauty of Eysturoy.

View of the island of Kalsoy from Hvíthamar view point.
A sheep walks along the side of a road on the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands.

Winding roads guide the viewer through rugged landscapes, while the Atlantic Ocean provides a breathtaking backdrop. The journey begins in the village of Hellurnar, where a mesmerizing descent reveals unparalleled views of the bay. Along this path, encounters with inquisitive sheep add a touch of whimsy to the rugged charm.

Small white sheep at the side of the road in the Faroe Islands.
Black and white photo of a cloud-covered mountain on the island of Eysturoy.

The exploration continues towards the quaint village of Gjógv, nestled in the northern embrace of Eysturoy. Culminating at the Hvithamar viewpoint, the pinnacle of this photographic odyssey, witness one of the Faroe Islands’ finest panoramas. Here, the fjord gracefully meets the land, evoking a sense of solitude as if standing alone in the world. Each step of the hike echoes the untouched beauty and emotional resonance of Eysturoy, a canvas painted with the rough landscape and dramatic sky that define this captivating corner of the Faroe Islands.

Dramatic cloudy view over the Faroe Islands.
Salmon farming in the Faroe Islands.