A travel to the Faroe Islands on the occasion of Artmoney Nord‘s exhibition in Tórshavn.
I travelled with my mum, who has always been very enthusiastic about the Nordic and everything Nordic – and eventually I understand what she means. The North is wonderful. My mum insisted to go by ship, a voyage of more than 30 hours, giving you plenty of time to contemplate, read, knit and dream your way in the North Atlantic. And according to her the only right way to approach these islands.
So lucky we could stay at William Heinesen’s house high on the hill overlooking the harbor – and the nearby island of Nolsoy – a magnificent view in the ever-changing weather. It has been overwhelmingly beautiful and calm days full of sun, which is not quite usual on these islands.
Of course, I have been to the gallery but have also made many larger and smaller excursions. To visit the Nordic House, the National Gallery/Art Museum, Steinprint, Jacobsen’s bookshop, the coffeehouses and all the knitting shops – as well as walking across the mountains to Kirkjybø – and going on sightseeing/ research in the countryside. The air you breathe is incredible clean, and the landscape is incredible rough and wild, with strong, vivid colors, with cliffs, canyons, waterfalls – mixed with rounded soft green hills. I almost felt indulged in an atmosphere from the creation of Earth.