Majestic mountain, waterfalls, quaint villages, all this even before we land (Country #55)

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Aproach along Vagar Island

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.

Vagar - just south of the airport
The most striking natural element of all were the waterfalls. They were everywhere and many hundreds to thousands of feet of drop. What would the rest of the country be like?

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!

 

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Aproach along Vagar Island
Aproach along Vagar Island
Vagar - just south of the airport
Vagar - just south of the airport
Village and waterfall along Vagarr…
Village and waterfall along Vagar…
another waterfall - Vagar Island
another waterfall - Vagar Island
And even more - Vaga Island
And even more - Vaga Island
A little village and a waterfall -…
A little village and a waterfall …
Finally, arrival - country #55!
Finally, arrival - country #55!
I know its raining but, where is …
I know it's raining but, where is…
Streymoy Island - more waterfalls
Streymoy Island - more waterfalls
they just keep coming
they just keep coming
Coastal Streymoy with Nolsoy acros…
Coastal Streymoy with Nolsoy acro…
Mother nature showing her force.
Mother nature showing her force.
A lone house along the shore of St…
A lone house along the shore of S…
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