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Faroe Islands:
Birding and Landscape
Photo Adventure

July 22-29, 2024   Through Wildside
Max 4 participants for this trip.

Co-leader: James Kelly


Physical Demand: Intermediate - hiking over rocky, wet, and sloped, steep terrain. Stairs are frequent. Must be comfortable with boat transportation. Unpredictable weather to include rain, gusty winds, and colder temperatures.

The Faroe Islands, with their remote and untouched landscapes, offer a paradise for bird photographers. The archipelago’s rugged terrain, towering cliffs, and breathtaking vistas provide endless opportunities to capture the raw beauty of nature. 

As spring transitions into summer, the Faroe Islands become a bustling haven for millions of migratory birds. The islands provide crucial nesting grounds for various species before they embark on their long journeys across the vast oceans. This period offers a unique opportunity to photograph these feathered visitors, from the endearing Atlantic puffins with their vibrant beaks to the elegant Northern Fulmars gliding effortlessly in the air. You may even have the chance to capture the Eurasian Oystercatcher, the national bird of the Faroe Islands, with its distinctive plumage.

While wildlife photography takes center stage on this tour, the enchanting landscapes of the Faroe Islands are not to be missed. As you traverse the islands, utilizing ferries and underwater tunnels to access different locations, you’ll be greeted by a myriad of natural wonders. Waterfalls cascade down steep cliffs, creating a mesmerizing display of cascading water and mist. These waterfalls, coupled with the dramatic coastal cliffs where many bird species make their homes, provide excellent opportunities for capturing captivating land and seascape photographs.

Whether it’s the awe-inspiring vistas of rugged coastlines, the vibrant play of light and shadows, or the dramatic convergence of land and sea, the Faroe Islands offer a visual feast for photographers. With its untouched and remote nature, this archipelago is truly a hidden gem that awaits those who seek to capture the raw and remarkable beauty of the world.

Related Images:

Faroe Islands Collection

Related Article:

A Bird Photography Adventure in the Faroe Islands (James Kelly, 2023)

This photo adventure is offered through Wildside Nature Tours.

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