Sights in Faroe Islands

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Breeding seabirds can be seen on many steep cliffs. The best place for puffins and gannets is Mikines, whereas Nolsoy has one of the world's greatest colony of storm petrels.

Oyster Catchers are extremely common and skuas, both great and arctic are frequently seen.

On the other hand, the only bird of prey on the islands is the merlin.

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Streymoy

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Streymoy is the largest of the Færoe Islands and includes the capital, Torshavn. There are numerous places of interest and/or beauty. Kirkjubour is a most interesting place with a ruin of a cathedral, St Magnus, that was never finished and a church, St Olaf's, that goes back to the 12th century - though not the present building. At the north of the island there are roads to Tjornuvik, a delectable village with fabulous views of sea stacks off the north of the neighbouring island of Eysturoy and to Saksun, with a good museum and a lagoon formed by the sea.

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Eysturoy

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This is the second largest island with the highest mountain. There is a fabulous mountain road between Eiði, in the north-west of the island, and Gjovk, a village where there is a remankable cleft in the rocks forming a relatively sheltered harbour.

There are other delightful roads in the north-east leading to Elduvik and Oyndarfjordur, the site of rocking stones in the sea - the stones being a bit underwhelming but the road and the village doing far more than compensating.

The south of the island is supposedly less dramatic but has a lake near Nes highly more..

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Eysturoy

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This is the second largest island with the highest mountain. There is a fabulous mountain road between Eiði, in the north-west of the island, and Gjovk, a village where there is a remankable cleft in the rocks forming a relatively sheltered harbour.

There are other delightful roads in the north-east leading to Elduvik and Oyndarfjordur, the site of rocking stones in the sea - the stones being a bit underwhelming but the road and the village doing far more than compensating.

The south of the island is supposedly less dramatic but has a lake near Nes highly more..

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