Múli: A Living Ghost Town in the Faroe Islands

(Image: Sebastian Anthony, cc-nd-3.0)

Believe it or not, these photographs of Múli, a ghost town on the island of Borðoy in the Faroes, were taken at midnight – a testament to the long summer nights in that part of the world. The deserted settlement has the distinction of being the last town in the archipelago to receive electricity in 1970. But despite the four registered residents still residing there today, Múli has been considered abandoned since 2002.

(Image: Sebastian Anthony, cc-nd-3.0)

Although officially considered a ghost town, resident numbers increase during the summer months when former locals use their old houses as holiday homes. The Open Air Museum of the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen displays two original houses from Múli, which were removed from the village and rebuilt on site at the museum.

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