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Velbastadur beacon with the island Koltur in the background | Faroe Islands 2018

Velbastadur – my visit to Faroe Islands | Gjertsen Photography

Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometers from Kirkjubøur. It has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur.



I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018 and that was a fabulous experience for a photographer. I these post you can read more about other great photo locations in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Bøur has motifs known on many paintings and photographs. Saksun is a village in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon.  Gasadalur village is located in the west of Vagar Island and it is a natural beauty that is tucked between lush green fields and soaring rocky mountains. Sørvágsvatn is perched hundreds of feet above the ocean and it tilts outwards – but this is actually an optical illusion. And nearby you’ll also find the beautiful Bøsdalafossur.


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