We present you the Faroe Islands, National Geographic No.1 destination for 2015.
There haven’t been many unpolluted places left in the world. Here, the environment is well-preserved with only minimal human intervention. The Faroe Islands rise up from the ocean in the far North. The archipelago, consisting of 18 small islands, is situated between Iceland and Norway and is a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark.
It was Irish monks who first came to the Islands some 1,500 years ago, but the first to have settled it were Norse Vikings. These volcanic mountains are one of the rare parts of the world where nature still rules and has the last word. The Faroe Islands are truly a special place, covered with numerous green pastures, home to thousands of sheep. Just because there are twice as many sheep than the inhabitants, it is easy to understand why this country was named after this animal (faroe meaning sheep island). For centuries the people from this northern country lived on sheep, fish and fowl. It is also home to one of the largest puffin colonies in the world.
Gasadalur waterfall and Sorvagsvatn/Leitisvatn lake are two biggest attractions, both situated on the island of Vagar. These are most visited spots by the tourists and each year the number becomes bigger and bigger. The lake looks like hanging above the ocean, but the distance is actually only 100 ft. This optical illusion is created due to the angle from which the shot is taken. Nevertheless, the view is spectacular.
A full solar eclipse will be visible on March 20th 2015 from the Faroe Islands. which is a reason more to visit this beautiful country and have a once in a lifetime experience.