Fire, Ice, & the Faroes
Collected by Deborah Miller
Highlights from my trip to Iceland, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands
Tinganes, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
This section of old Tórshavn is called Tinganes and is where the original parliament met. It's one of the oldest parliamentary meeting locations in the world (dating back to the 800s) and is still used by some local government employees...
Vestmanna, Faroe Islands
You can't go to the Faroe Islands without taking a boat trip out to the famous Bird Cliffs. Puffins are the most common bird seen, although sometimes some others make an appearance as well. Go to Vestmanna and get a ticket for one of the several...
Dalavegur 20, Gjógv FO-476, Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Gjáargarður is the coolest guesthouse I've ever stayed at. The owner is friendly, helpful, and willing to do just about anything to make your stay more enjoyable. The building itself is a bit of a maze, but in a good way. You never know what...
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Tórshavn is the colorful capital city of the Faroe Islands. The waterfront area is beautiful and the colors of the buildings make it seem bright and cheery, even despite the fog, clouds, and rain that typically cover the islands. While Tórshavn...
Austurstræti 9, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Despite its name, The Laundromat is anything but. This cafe has a high energy vibe, great food, and (my personal staple) coffee! On Austurstræti, just a short walk from the main shopping district, it's a perfect place to stop and refuel. It...
2, Miðvangur, Egilsstaðir, Iceland
I was traveling around Iceland for a few weeks and had spent one particularly long day rewarded by breathtaking scenes along the road, impromptu hikes, and finally ended with dinner at this local bistro just down the street from the hotel I was...
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