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A Photo Gallery and Video of the Faroe Islands in Winter

Winter in the Faroe Islands is dark, cold, and quiet. It's also stunningly beautiful. Here are 25 images and a short film about our trip in December 2017.

By: Cat Ekkelboom-White + Save to a List

The Faroe Islands are a small group of islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, sitting between Norway, Iceland and Scotland. They are rugged, remote and stunningly beautiful.

While they are starting to become more popular for outdoor lovers during the summer months, in the winter season there are hardly any tourists at all. A lot of the popular hiking routes aren't accessible in the winter because of snow, and many of the hotels are closed. But that should definitely not stop you from considering the Faroe Islands as a winter destination.

Seeing this stunning place with a fresh coat of snow and hardly seeing another soul in the most popular photo locations was amazing, and it certainly made us feel like we got to see a side of the Faroe Islands that not many other people get to experience.

Of course the long, dark nights aren't ideal if you want to pack lots into your trip, but we actually started to enjoy our lazy mornings and 9AM sunrise hikes. Plus, you've got the added bonus that even at the height of the day in winter, it still feels like golden hour and the light is absolutely magical, and you might get a glimpse of the northern lights at night if you're lucky.

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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