Landscape Photography in the Faroe Islands
Have you ever been to the Faroe Islands as a landscape photographer? If not you’re missing out on one of the most amazing places on our Earth.
The Faroe Islands are known for epic seashores, fjords, mountainsides and wet and moody weather – everything you need to make a compelling photograph. Occasionally you’ll get some northern lights too!
If the rough and raw Scandinavian nature is for you the Faroe Islands is a must see!
The best part is that it’s also only recently the Faroes has been “discovered” as a fantastic vacation and hiking destination, so most of the islands are yet to be explored by landscape photographers, which means there’s a lot of opportunity for being original – contrary to Iceland and Lofoten in Northern Norway.
The Faroes contains 18 larger islands, but I only got to explore and photograph four of them. Vágar, where the airport is located. Streymoy, which is the largest, Eysturoy and Kalsoy. Needless to say, there’s a lot of other islands and locations to photograph!
Some of the different locations for landscape photography does require some hiking, so come prepared. Bring lots of food and water and proper clothing and footwear. Most paths are inclined and that’s if there’s a path at all.
Another important factor to be aware is the weather. It can be extremely local and rain and hail can come out of nowhere. You’ll benefit greatly from a couple or three different weather apps for your phone. On the bright side, if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes and it has probably changed. Also... it can be very windy!
I’ve started releasing my landscape photography video series from the Islands to get you inspired to go. During the videos I’ll be sharing my experiences and tips and tricks on how to find and photograph the different landscape photography locations.