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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  • Andra

    It’s actually a village. One that was really abandonned and it’s used only as summer camp is Slættanes. Unfortunately that’s the tragedy of the tiny places in the Faroe Islands…

  • http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/ Tom

    Thanks for your comment Andra.  It’s a fascinating place and a stunning location – a shame it’s essentially fallen into abandonment.

  • Andra

    Tom, some people still have summer houses there. One of my former work colelagues is from Múli, he spend his childhood there.

  • Andra

    Tom, some people still have summer houses there. One of my former work colelagues is from Múli, he spend his childhood there.

 
 
 
 
 
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