Gjógv - Faroe Islands

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Along the shores of the village of Gjógv, the lava that once flowed toward the sea is clearly visible. This picturesque village of 50 inhabitants lies on the island of Eysturoy, and we visited it after our morning climb up the mountain of Slættaratindur. Walking down from the car park, I was struck by the children playing on the stream which runs through the centre of village. There was a dammed section where they were playing with small boats made out of old plastic barrels - and having a great time. The wooden houses in the village are painted colourfully in the traditional Scandinavian yellows, reds and whites. There is an air of a simple life to the village - something lost to the majority of tourists who would visit. The mountainous view across the sea is stunning. At the heart of the village lies a church dating back 1929.
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