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Thursday, 13 February 2020

Faroe Islands landscapes

A gallery of extraordinary images from the Faroe Islands.  The islands are essentially a series of elongated ridges partly submerged and -- on the northern and western coasts -- carved up by extreme coastal erosion.  The results are spectacular with many cliffs over 1500 ft high -- but one of the reasons why Faroese landscapes are so impressive is the presence of glacial cirques in abundance at very low altitude.  This is fascinating -- more of which anon........

Cape Enniberg, at the northernmost tip of the Faroe Islands, is 754m high -- reputed to be the highest genuine sea cliff in the world.

Humlum, O., Christiansen, H.H., Svensson, H. & Mortensen, L.E. (1996) Moraine Systems in the Faroe Islands: Glaciological and Climatological Implications. Danish Journal of Geography (Geografisk Tidsskrift), Vol. 96, 21-31.

Oberbeck, G., 1964. Ergebnisse natur- und kulturgeographischer Untersuchungen auf den Färöern. Beitrage zu einer Landerkunde. Jahrb. der Geogr. Ges. zu Hannover für die Jahre 1960 bis 1962, pp 13–150.

There are 154 cirques in the Faroes……..

1 comment:

Chris-Manawydan said...

Spectacular landscape - somewhat not of this world like. We are just small fish....