Hello, my name is Anna. This blog is about all the beautiful islands around the world.

67 streymoy, faroe islands

First card from the Faroe islands! This is one of my dream destinations, that's why I am especially excited.

Faroe islands consist of 18 major islands, located halfway between Iceland and Norway. It is a self gover­ning region of the King­dom of Denmark (just like Greenland). Its closest neighbour-island is uinhabited North Rona in Scotland, 260km away. The population is about 48,000, with nearly half of the people living on the Streymoy, the biggest island of the archipelago.

On the postcard you can see different views from Streymoy: an aerial view of Kirkjubøur village, with the oldest church on the islands (the black building), Saksun - which used to be a harbour until a storm blocked the inlet, and Vestmanna harbour. The birds in the middle are called Tjaldur - they are the national birds of Faroe islands, and their arrival is celebrated as the start of spring.

Big thanks to Elena for this interesting card!


Faroe islands, sov. state of Denmark
between Norwegian Sea and Atlantic Ocean
biggest town
* This card was actually sent from Suðuroy. Usually it is more important for me where the card has travelled from, not what it is showing, but in this case I prepared this post about the island shown on the card, because I also got another one with the opposite situation (showing Suðuroy and sent from Streymoy) - what a coincidence! :)
postcard received
distance travelled
sent from
Visit faroeislands.com to learn more about all the 18 islands!

source: Stig Nygaard
source: Ulrich Latzenhofer



My big dream is to receive postcards sent from every island in the world (at least those that have a postbox). If you would like to help me, please contact me at letters.from.islands@gmail.com.

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