A Trip to the Faroe Islands

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The Island of Koltur, at sunset, seen from Streymoy, near the village of Nororadalur, on October 13, 2012. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

In the North Atlantic, halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are home to more than 50,000 people. The rugged, treeless archipelago is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and has been inhabited by humans (and sheep) since the early 8th century. The local economy relies heavily on fishing and maritime industry. The unique landscape and location attracts photographers with its fantastic play of light between sun, cloud, meadow, cliff, and sea. Collected here are images of the Faroes from recent years.