National Geographic Resolution arrived in the Faroes accompanied by fulmars, gannets, and everyone’s favourites – puffins. The weather was that of 300 days of the year on these islands, low clouds and drizzle. But we didn’t let that get our spirits down as we ventured on a morning of exploration of these historic islands. This combined a visit to two of the main attractions on the islands: the National Museum and the village of Kirkjubø. Guides engaged guests with discussions of daily life both past and present before we returned back to the ship.
For the afternoon, many guests opted for a tour of the town of Torshavn followed by self-exploration, whilst the rest of us headed through the underwater tunnel to the neighbouring island of Eysturoy! First stop was a local sheep farm where we learnt about the life and traditions of a sheep farmer. After an opportunity to buy some local goods we continued onto the village of Gøta, where the Blasastova Museum provided unique insight into the culture and way of life in the Faroes in centuries past. Here, we saw an old Faroese village complete with farmer’s cottages, fishermen’s cottages, and a beautiful ancient church.