The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 volcanic islands floating in the far North Atlantic about halfway between Norway and Iceland. They have a combined population of approximately 50,000 humans, 80,000 sheep and many thousands more seabirds, all sharing a dreamscape where emerald topped cliffs are slashed by diamond white waterfalls, 19th century schooners dance atop the waves and turf-roofed houses blend as easily into the countryside as birds’ nests. Koks is located on the biggest of the islands, a mere 25 minutes from the capital, Tórshavn, where it occupies a lonesome, eighteenth century house above the inky black Leynavatn lake and a rippling sea of wind-burnished fields.
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Written by Tara Stevens
Photographed by Martina Maffini