I fell in love with the Faroe Islands from the first look at the beautiful photo that I found on Instagram. And from that moment I knew that I would visit these islands. High cliffs, mountain slopes flowing straight into the sea, waterfalls, dramatic landscapes, legends. And lots of snow. I missed real winter and snow so much.
FAROE ISLANDS ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE IN MARCH
It was supposed to be Iceland (postponed from the previous year), and we landed on the Faroe Islands. In March. Snow, ice and cold wind greeted us. And breathtaking views. The road from the airport to Klaksvík was a road where you could hear mainly “wow, look at this!”
DAY 1 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Vágar
That day I had a photo session with Marita, which you can check here.
We started in Gásadalur – the smallest village on the island of Vágar, inhabited by less than 20 people. And then we visited Sørvágsvatn, the largest cliff lake in the Faroe Islands. Can you imagine that some of these cliffs are 100m high? Yeah, I have goosebumps. But the view is just breathtaking.
Gásadalur or Sørvágsvatn is one of the best locations for and elopement to the Faroe Islands.
DAY 2 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Streymoy
I discovered the most beautiful place on earth. Saksun. And I fell in love with it. The coldest but most charming part of the Faroe Islands. I could stay here forever. I think it’s a spectacular place to elope in the Faroe Islands. Surrounded by spectacular mountains, with the sound of the waves as a soundtrack and beautiful small houses with roofs covered by grass. So romantic! After the ceremony, you might go to Black Sand Beach. Just remember to check the time of tides – it’s very important!
Be aware, the entrance to Black Sand Beach is paid. To be honest, I was surprised when I read while planning the tour program that to see some “natural” attractions on the Faroe Islands, I have to pay. Mostly because you have to get to some of the tourist attractions by passing through someone else’s private area. But it’s really worth it! It really is! And this is as well one of the best locations for your elopement to Faroe Islands. Just remember to write a message to the owner of the land checking if you can elope in that specific place on Faroe Islands.
DAY 3 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Thorshavn
We started this day with the sunrise in Viðareiði, on the island of Viðoy. And then we visited the capital of Faroe Islands, Thorshavn (Tórshavn). I wanted to check the place before the photo session with Emilia, which you can see here. I was delighted by this city. A beautiful harbour filled with small boats, captivating Tinganes, colourful houses. A mix of modernity and old-times.
It was here in Bitin that I ate a sandwich with … celery root. It was delicious. Since our trip to the Faroe Islands, celery root has been in our kitchen almost every day. Try it by yourself.
We finished this day in Kunoy. Have you ever watched “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”? Do you remember the scene where the siblings are playing hide and seek? Lucy enters an old wardrobe, squeezes between fur coats and goes out in Narnia? I discovered my Narnia on the Faroe Islands. I felt like Lucy discovering a wonderful winter land! This is my second favourite place in the Faroe Islands. Why? Mostly because there are no forests on the Faroe Islands. Moreover, we almost couldn’t see any tree on the slope of mountains, only some trees between houses and another park in Thorshavn.
Isn’t Kunoy Park one of the best locations for and elopement to the Faroe Islands or even for an adventurous couples photo session?
DAY 4 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Kalsoy
To get to Kalsoy you must buy a ferry ticket from Klaksvik to Syðradalur. The highlight of the day was Kallur Lighthouse. Moreover, it was the day of my little test. I couldn’t sleep the day before. I am afraid of heights. But the worst thing is that I’m also curious about nature and I just had to get there.
It was worth it! Really! I crawled most of the way and I was looking only a few centimetres ahead. PI stayed at the beginning of the path, he said it wasn’t for him. And to this day, when I have doubts about going down a path, I hear from him: “You came to the lighthouse, you can do it now.”
This is as well one o the best locations for elopement in the Faroe Islands.
DAY 5 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Streymoy & Eysturoy
That day we visited the places that captivated us once again: Saksun and Gjógv.
In Saksun we planned to visit the Black Sand Beach again, but the frosty, almost stinging wind and snowstorm discouraged us a little. We went to Gjógv. One of the most beautiful, winding roads I have ever driven there leads. That’s why we chose this place. And these breathtaking cliffs. I can add them to the list of the best places to elope to Faroe Islands. Just remember that the Faroe Islands is a private land and you must ask for permission to elope in the specific places.
DAY 6 – FAROE ISLAND ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER – FAROE ISLANDS ADVENTURE – Thorshavn
We visited the capital of Faroe Islands, Thorshavn again that day. I had a portrait photo session with Emilia in Tinganes.
This was our last day at the Faroe Islands. We spent it wandering the streets of Torshavn. Finally, we went to Sandavágur to see Trøllkonufingur. Legend has it that this is the finger of a witch who wanted to drag the Faroe Islands to Iceland. She didn’t notice that the sun was starting to rise. The rays of the sun turned the witch into a stone that fell into the sea. The witch’s finger protrudes from it, and the island of Koltur is the back of her head.
When life gives you lemon make lemonade, tips for your adventurous trip to Faroe Islands:
- The trip to the Faroe Islands is not only breathtaking landscapes but also the northern lights during the wintertime. I hunted it from the very beginning. And although on the application I received information that the chance to see the aurora is almost 80%, I never saw it once. Honestly, I was disappointed. Moreover, living in Scotland, with a 4% chance of seeing the aurora, I could see a green glow in the sky. And on the Faroe Islands, I saw … a beautiful shooting star … It really was beautiful! To this day, I remember the thin fire that followed it when it crossed the earth’s atmosphere. I stood and watched with my mouth open.
- The weather in Scotland is changeable. Faroe Islands weather is even more so. On the way back from Kallur Lighthouse, we were met by a downpour and wind blowing in our faces. It’s good that we had a change of clothes. We’ve already learned in Scotland that it’s always worth bringing an extra pair of pants and socks with you. And remember, the mirror holders on the inside of the car are great for drying wet wool socks. Moreover, direct the ventilation openings at them, the drying process will be faster. The newspaper, on the other hand, is great for drying wet shoes. Both methods have been proven after an unsuccessful escape from a cold sea wave.
- Take some snacks and water with you. Most cafes and shops are closed during the winter. At least we had more time to admire the views.
I am in love with the Faroe Islands. Moreover, I’m planning to return to that place again! It just stole my heart. That dramatic and breathtaking landscape; the weather which can change so rapidly; very friendly people and dried fish (yes, smells horrible but tastes good). So yes, if you are planning to elope to Faroe Islands and you are looking for the Faroe Islands elopement photographer simply send me a message! I will pack my luggages, my optimism and we will create a beautiful story together!