The Faroe Islands
Between giants and trolls
Nothing works in the Faroe Islands without weatherproof clothing. A pile of stones must be enough for orientation and the backpack must serve as protection against aggressive seagulls. In the Faroe Islands, Europe's lonely outpost in the North Atlantic, there's a lot that doesn't exist.
trees for example. It's just too cold and windy here for lush flora. If you start the satnav you won't find anything, there isn't even the archipelago itself - it just can't find it. Luckily I had the tried and true analogue road map with me to navigate the five largest of the 18 islands, which are connected by a multitude of adventurous bridges and even more adventurous tunnels.
The fascinating and sometimes even bizarre landscape is unique and shaped by the strong winds of the North Atlantic. And despite the sometimes extremely harsh weather and living conditions, the people here are friendly, humorous and open - if you meet them, because there are more sheep than residents. Therefore they are also called Sheep Islands.