4 Lonely Ghost Towns of the Faroe Islands

(Images: Arne ListSebastian AnthonyVincent van ZeijstErik Christensen)

Like other isolated archipelagos, the Faroe Islands boast a number of ghost towns and abandoned places, from remote fishing and farming communities to defunct whaling stations. Most were abandoned due to industrial decline or simply the sheer remoteness of their locations, but interestingly, many of them come back to life during summer months when former residents return for the holiday season. Click the links or thumbnail images below to explore four Faroe Islands ghost towns: Slættanes, Múli, Við Áir and Skarvanes.

Slættanes: An Isolated Faroe Islands Ghost Town

Múli: A Living Ghost Town in the Faroe Islands

Við Áir: Abandoned Whaling Station on Streymoy, Faroes

Skarvanes: From Winter Ghost Town to Summer Resort

 

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  • http://whatuhwhy.tumblr.com Riggy Riggs

    I think ghost towns are one of the neatest things in terms of abandoned places.

  • http://whatuhwhy.tumblr.com Riggy Riggs

    I think ghost towns are one of the neatest things in terms of abandoned places.

 
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