One of the prime landscape photography locations on The Faroe Islands is the Trøllkonufingur or “The Witch’s Finger”. It is a majestic monolith on the south coast of Vágar.
THE LEGEND OF TRØLLKONUFINGUR
Legend says, that Trøllkonufingur is the finger of a witch that came to throw the Faroe Islands to Iceland. When she came to the sea south of Vágar, the sun rised and she turned into stone and fell in the ocean.
She was so big that when she reached the bottom of the sea, the back of her head and her finger were above the surface. The back of her head is the island of Koltur, and the finger is Trøllkonufingur.
A member of the Danish royal entourage climbed Trøllkonufingur in 1884. He waved to Crown Prince Frederik, as he sailed past it. But after the climb he realized that he had left one of his gloves at the top. So, he decided to climb up again to get it. He was tired after the first climb and stumbled and fell into his death. – Source: www.visitvagar.fo
Other photography locations in Faroe Islands
I visited the Faroe Islands in August 2018. And I must say it’s a fabulous experience for a photographer. You can read more about other great photography locations in Faroe Islands here. First of all, I’ll recommend Tjørnuvík. It is a village with a good view of Risin and Kellingin – a great photo location for landscape photographers. Besides that my recommendations go to Bøur that 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. Velbastaður has a beautiful view across the strait Hestsfjørður towards the islands of Hestur and Koltur. The winding road down the steep hillside towards Norðradalur is a great photo location too.