Saksun (or 'pinch me I'm dreaming')

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For our very last excursion on the Faroe Islands, we took the car out to the tiny village of Saksun on Streymoy.

In essence, this place is as Faroese as it gets - epic scenery (the village, of 14 inhabitants, is set in a natural amphitheatre of sorts), a tiny stone church and sheep peacefully roaming about grazing the ever green grass. You really feel like you have come to the edge of the world.

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At the foot of the village, down in the fjord, you will find a lagoon. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the black sand dunes all the way out around its headland. In true Faroese fashion; the mist covered rain kept sneaking up on us with frequent intervalls as we made our way out there. It still beats me just how stunning this place really was.

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The rest of the evening was spent in our cosy airbnb in Torshavn; absolutely weather-beaten but with a pleasant feeling of fatigue, the kind you would only get from a week of fresh air, stong winds and hill walks.

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