Attempting to reach the furthest & most remote islands in the north east, is not a journey to be taken lightly.
The northern outposts of Fugloy & Svinoy are the furthest away from any kind of modern convenience, shelter & facilities. It is risky business visiting Fugloy in particular, the smallest of the two islands, the only way out, by small passenger boat, far too often unable to make the crossing over from Hvannasund on the island of Vidoy, when the weather rules & a north-easterly gale blows in. Arriving here is said to be a major achievement in itself, whether you get to make the return journey or not.
This kind of adventure was far too intrepid to resist. And the best way to ensure at least a 1 way ticket.. by helicopter of course!
My first time in a heli, a cocktail of adrenaline & nerves as we rose quickly verical from the helipad in Tórshavn as a strong westerly wind blew. I was nervous for sure, but there was no way I was saying no to taking to the skies to see the islands from above and soaring meters away from the knife-edge cliff walls as we flew between islands & over the Atlantic.
It’s known I’m not a fan of flying. But I’ve always had a passion for helicopters. This passion has grown exponentially, what a rush! The most incredible, heart-pounding, adrenaline pumping, awe-inspiring journey I have done. Feeling like Lara Croft, my 30 minute journey set down in Hattarvik, on the north-eastern side of Fugloy, & while the heli remained poised for re-take-off, blades spinning, I was hastily ushered away before the down draft almost pulled my crutches from underneath me.
Over the next few hours I was to explore Fugloy and it’s unimaginable views of the northern islands. From here, a small boat was due to pick me up from the only other settlement on the island, Kirkja, or so I hoped.. As this was only half of the adventure...
To be continued
In air pictures to come
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