FAEROE EXHIBITION


FAEROE ISLANDS EXPEDITION 2015
OAG-Tuareg Viatges

Following the landscapes of J.B.Charcot (1867-1936)


Tórshavn, the capital of Faeroe Islands is an open sea population. Great fishing vessels, ferries and leisure ships form an indissoluble whole. The gaily painted houses contrast with the dull gray sky, the fog or intermittent heavy rain. At times it also looks the Sun and the entire city explodes in colors. We can wander freely through this maze of vessels, where the control is based on the long tradition of respect among its inhabitants. Tórshavan is the only city in the archipelago with a  degree of urbanization and services remarkable.

J.B.Charcot came to these islands for the first time in 1901, aboard his schooner "Pourquoi Pas?" (III). His impressions of this trip and other successive visits to islands, are reproduced in his book "Voyages aux Iles Feroë" (1934). 



JOURNEY Nº1: FROM TÓRSHAVN (STREYMOY) TO VIODAREIDOI (VIDOY)

1. Port of Tórshavn

The port of Tórshavn is located in a natural shelter on the east coast of Streymoy island, the open waters of Nólsoyarfjordur separate the capital of  Nólsoy island (on the left). 

The city waterfront. The flat hull barge in the foreground is used in salmon farms.

The port area is divided into four areas; passengers, commercial cargo, fishing and leisure.


Fishing vessel in dock under heavy rain

2. Views from E coast of Streymoy








3. Views from W coast of Eysturoy







4. Views from NW coast of Gotuvik













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Update: April 2015



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