Going to the Faroe Islands has been my dream since school times so when I finally had the chance to go I was the happiest person on Earth. Needless to say that the islands have shifted all my expectations. We started our trip from the southern island Suðuroy, spent 3 days there and then took the ferry back to the northern islands. I can talk for hours about them but I want to dedicate this post to the second day of my being there; to be more precise to second half of the second day there because the day was full of impressions and this is just a part of it.
When I was planning my trip I came across one word: Hvannhagi. The information was very little so I had no idea what it was going to be. It was such a weird yet amazing feeling: we were hiking up and down the sheep paths not really knowing what we were supposed to see. Some of the path was quite steep. And then suddenly we saw a huge lake surrounded by the field and the mountains with a small stream running down into the ocean.
This place has an absolutely stunning energy. I felt so at peace. There were no people and no signs of human beings at all. I felt like my space dust is finally connected to that of the Universe and I wanted to keep that harmony forever. We spent several hours there just walking around the lake, touching the water, running, sitting, thinking, listening to Bon Iver and Bruno Sanfilippo, climbing the nearby mountains. I didn’t want to leave; I wanted to remember every impression, every feeling. I still think of Hvannhagi as an amazing place that will forever remain very special to me. I like the fact that it’s not easy to find it and to get there, I love it that this lake is so hidden, it’s like a secret place where all the universal riddles are suddenly clear to you.
I have tried to make several panoramas which you can see down below before the other pictures. I’m sorry that I couldn’t upload any better quality but it is what it is. Here’s to you our hiking to Hvannhagi step by step. Look how small Sveta’s figure is against the background of the mighty nature! I have also made a video which you can find in the end of the post.
I have brought a lot of videos from the Faroe Islands which I plan to put together in one clip. But I’m also going to create small vids about particular places. This one is a short video clip from Hvannhagi. The music was chosen on purpose. When we were coming back we turned around to have a look at this place one last time. This piece of music was playing from my pocket and for 5 minutes we were being silent just enjoying the view and the piano.
This place is dearly special to me. I learnt on that day that you should trust your feelings. If your heart tells you to go then do it even if you only know the name of the place. That is life at its best.