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Faroe Islands — Streymoy

View of the village of Saksun and its grass-roofed houses on the island of Streymoy, Faroe Islands.
A person in a yellow raincoat standing at the foot of the Fossa waterfall in the Faroe Islands.

The tale of Streymoy Island

— Situated between the islands of Vágar Island and Eysturoy Island, Streymoy is the largest island in the Faroe Islands. It is home to the country’s two most famous and remote villages: Saksun and Tjørnuvík, as well as the capital Tórshavn.

This series of landscape photos was taken during my week in the Faroe Islands. Mystical, moody and rainy are the words that best describe my impression of this island. In each place, I was alone. This place gave me the feeling of being in a fairytale at the end of the world, in an imaginary world.

I visited each location with a very specific composition in mind. Sometimes it’s just a landscape, sometimes it’s houses and sometimes it’s people. I wanted to give a human dimension to certain landscapes by including a silhouette. This allows people to get an idea of the size of certain elements, such as the Fossá waterfall, the largest in the country.

Village of Tjørnuvík in the Faroe Islands.
Winding road from the Norðradalsskarð pass in the Faroe Islands.
A waterfall on the moors around the Norðradalsskarð pass in the Faroe Islands.
View of the church of Saksun on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands.
View over the waterfall of Saksun on the island of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands.
A detached house on the edge of the inlet separating the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy.