Majestic mountain, waterfalls, quaint villages, all this even before we land (Country #55)
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Ok - Instead of typing "The Faroe Islands" or giving it initials of TFI, I am going to use the single word that they call themselves, "Foryar". Also, my appoligies for the pictures taken from inside the bus. It was either this or nothing. I prefer to show you, something.
The approach along Vagar Island is the most amazing approach to any airport that I have even landed at. I had read this and even with clouds and rain, it was amazing! I wasn't always sure we were going to stay aloft as the wind was fierce! Luckily, we had a seasoned pilot who brought us to a safe landing. Welcome to The Faroe Islands - country # 55, for me.
The coastline of Vagar is magnificent as the mountains are very dramatic. Little flat areas would have a few homes clustered together, a true village.
As we disembark, the rain is pelting us. The wind is ferocious and biting.
The airport is very small so, baggage claim and out to the bus in 15 minutes. The bus to Torshavn is 90 FKK or about 12 euro / 18 dollars. OUCH!
It's about a 45 minute ride (49 km / 23 miles) to the city. The trek takes you throuh some amazing scenery........equal to the coast. The thing that really strikes me is the shear number of waterfalls. They are everywhere......seriously, there had to have been hundreds that we passed on the road we were driving on Vagar. I thought Iceland was the land of waterfalls....I think this has it beat in shear number.
The rain and wind continued to be blustery as we made our way through the tunnels including one that is 5000 km / almost 3 miles long, under the water between Vagar Island and Streymoy Island. I saw so many little quaint villages that I have to spend one of my days just walking from one to another on Vagar!