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The Faroe Islands Heritage

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.

This article is included in issue Nº14. Buy it here
Koks restaurant Heritage Open House Magazine Koks restaurant HeritageKoks restaurant heritage Open House MagazineKoks restaurant Open House Magazine Written by Tara Stevens
Photographed by Martina Maffini