The Faroe Islands are a place of stunning natural beauty, where rolling green meadows, dramatic hillsides, and plunging cliffs enchant all who visit.
This remote archipelago in the North Atlantic captured the attention of the fine art landscape photographer Lazar Gintchin, whose images capture the magic of this special place. Through his photographs, we can see the lush, gem-toned world that exists on these islands.
Gintchin’s love for the Faroe Islands began when he visited for the first time in 2014. He was immediately struck by the otherworldly landscapes and friendly people. Since then, he has returned to the islands many times, documenting their natural beauty through his camera lens.
What makes the Faroe Islands so special? The Faroe Islands, located nearly 650 miles northwest of Scotland, are about 540 square miles in size with a population of just over 53,000 people. The islands are part of Denmark’s autonomous realm and have a long history of Norse occupation. Temperatures on the islands are surprisingly mild as the gulf stream keeps extreme temperatures at bay. They have a tundra-style ecosystem with many plants, few trees, and many different kinds of sea-fowl.
If you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and experience some true magic, then the Faroe Islands are certainly worth a visit. And if you can’t make it there in person, at least you can enjoy Lazar Gintchin’s beautiful photographs.
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