My days in Copenhagen and the Faroe Islands went like a dream. It wasn’t so much of a “dream” come true – because, honestly speaking, both destinations weren’t particularly high on my list – I only went because I was awarded a trip of my choice by my company with additional vacation days to spare so I wanted to do something different. What I ended up having was an amazing jaunt brimming with new discoveries and cherishable memories.
From the magnificent sunset in Nyhavn
From the imposing, awe-inspiring architecture of the Grundtvigs church
To the happenstance of running into the opening concert of the Copenhagen Opera Festival.
Shortly after arriving at the Faroe Islands, I first witnessed the heartbreaking aftermath of the Pilot Whale slaughtering at Miðvágur
Then taking the helicopter to the westernmost island of Mykines, I nearly stepped into a puffin’s burrow during my hike to Mykineshólmur
I encountered sheep after sheep – but not a single human soul – on a misty trek to Kirkjubøur
Topped it all off with a sunset to remember at the village of Gjógv.
Back at the Vágar Airport, my flight to Copenhagen was delayed for two hours. Instead of waiting inside the concrete building, I stored my luggage away and went for a walk. The “cleanest air in the world” smelt of seabreeze and freshly cut grass. Later what was a light drizzle turned into a steady downpour and I was soaking wet by the time I got back to the airport. It was probably one of the least sensible things I had ever done, but now thinking back if I were to do it all over, I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Coming up next in the Travel section: Douro Valley, Portugal