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The Faroe Islands: Torshavn

The Faroe Islands: Torshavn

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The Faroe Islands: Torshavn

I don’t think I’ve  still fully processed my thoughts on the Faroe Islands portion of my trip because I loved it so much. Then, I had the overnight in Reykjavik and I was so sad to leave. So, I really have no idea how to start this, I am going to keep it short for now. But, I’m just going to start with Torshavn, because it was my base. Torshavn is the capital of the small country and less than 20,000 people live in it and the surrounding area. It is small but has all that it needs, it felt bigger than I think a town in the in the States that size would feel, perhaps because it is the major harbor of the country (Torshavn literally means Thor’s Harbor). But the race and its participants might have made it feel more international as well with about 500 participants total, from the Torshavn, the Faroe Islands, the Nordic countries, and then the rest of us scattered around from all over the rest of the world.

The Faroe Islands had their own very distinct identity but as an outsider and an American, I did notice similiarities to Iceland. The natural landscape blew me away. It didn’t look exactly like Iceland, where there are a lot of volcanoes and glaciers, but it is more like the islands off of the coasts of Scotland and Ireland: rocky, steep, and green. Torshavn was hilly and the half-marathon I ran that started and ended there was very challenging because of this. I’ll save the race review for another day though.

Overall, I was completely charmed by this small town and its people. I got to know it very well over the course of the 5 days I made it my home base for exploring the islands. I will most definitely return and stay there. I will run the race again. I’m excited to see how the city grows and changes. The Faroese were kind, friendly, and curious as to what attracts tourists. Don’t worry, I told them! 

Small towns of the Faroe Islands

Small towns of the Faroe Islands

Friday Favorites: Copenhagen edition

Friday Favorites: Copenhagen edition