I will start this post by clarifying that I’ve not had breakfast at all the cafés in Tórshavn. I was in Tórshavn for five days and did something different for breakfast on each of those days. And since there aren’t 50 cafés to choose from in Tórshavn, when I use the superlative (in ‘Best’ Breakfast in Tórshavn), I don’t think I’m way out of line in my estimate or taking a shot in the dark.
The best breakfast in Tórshavn is at Kaffi Húsið. At the marina, the location of Kaffi Húsið is splendid and a catnip for photographers. While the interior is not particularly atmospheric – the location is perfect. In summer, many customers (mostly locals) choose to sit outside and enjoy the summer sun. (more…)
The November / December 2007 edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine carried the results of a comprehensive survey of 111 island communities. The purpose of the survey was to find the best islands in the world – where best essentially amounted to being pristine and a high likelihood to remain so in the near future. The Faroe Islands were ranked #1 – ahead of islands such as Azores (Portugal), Lofoten (Norway) and Isle of Skye (Scotland).
It’s this photograph that captured my imagination – and so, when the trip to the Faroe Islands was finally planned many years later, not hiking to this lighthouse was not really an option. (more…)
First off, Skyr is not Faroese. It’s Icelandic. In fact, it’s as Icelandic as fish and chips is British. But it’s very popular in the Faroe Islands and if you’re not headed to any other Scandinavian country, then you should get your fix of Skyr in the Faroes.
This post is essentially about why we drove straight off to the village of Gásadalur after landing in the Faroe Islands (and why you may want to do the same).
We landed at Vágar airport after having changed three flights. That is not a gripe. If there were direct flights to the Faroes from three cities in the U.S. and 25 cities in Europe – the islands would have to abandon the ‘unspoiled, unexplored, unbelievable’ tag line. It’s the remoteness of the islands that fuels their otherworldly charm. (more…)