50 Photos of the Cutest, Fluffiest Sheep in the Faroe Islands to Make You Want to Visit!

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If you’ve read my Faroe Islands posts, you probably noticed a lot of photos of sheep. Matt says that I took a photo of every single sheep we saw, and he isn’t joking! I got a little obsessed with taking photos of them because they were just so cute 馃檪 So here are 50 photos of sheep in the Faroe Islands to make you want to go see them for yourself!

50 Photos of the Cutest, Fluffiest Sheep in the Faroe Islands

The sheep in the Faroe Islands are adorable, but they actually play an important role in the Faroe Islands’ tourism, too! There are 80,000 sheep to 50,000 people that roam freely in the countryside, which was the inspiration for a聽genius idea. The tourism board wanted the islands to have Google Street View, but the roads and terrain are not the easiest to travel across (as I learned, big time!). So instead of using cars, they put cameras on sheep! Sheepview 360聽went viral and tourism is at an all time high. So along with very cute and photogenic, sheep play a pretty big role in tourism for the Faroe Islands!

Kirkjub酶ur

We started off our Faroe Islands trip in聽Kirkjub酶ur! It’s a small village outside of聽T贸rshavn. Along with having cute sheep, this is the only village we went to that also had cute, fluffy Highland cows 馃檪

Black and white sheep in the Faroe Islands

Black and white sheep in the Faroe Islands

Lambs in the Faroe Islands

White lamb in the Faroe Islands

T贸rshavn

We only saw a few sheep in T贸rshavn because it’s a bigger city, but we did see some sheep in people’s backyards! Including a lamb on a leash!

Lamb on a leash in the Faroe Islands

Sheep in T贸rshavn

Kunoy and聽Klaksv铆k

Kunoy and聽Klaksv铆k also only had a few sheep since聽Klaksv铆k is also a bigger city. Kunoy’s sheep (and cows) were very curious about what we were doing though and kept watching us!

Sheep in T贸rshavn

Sheep in Kunoy

Sheep feeding in the Faroe Islands

Hike to the聽Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy

We saw the most sheep along the hike to the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy! And there were tons of lambs 馃檪 The hike was pretty steep in some areas, so I was impressed that there were so many sheep near the top! I have no idea how the farmers would round them up.

Kallur Lighthouse hike

Sleeping sheep in the Faroe Islands

Sleeping sheep on the Faroe Islands

Hike to the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy

Hike to the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy

Family of sheep on the Faroe Islands

Mother sheep and lamb on the Faroe Islands

Lamb in the Faroe Islands

Black and white lamb on the Faroe Islands

Hike to the Kallur Lighthouse

Group of lambs on the Faroe Islands

Sheep eating on the Faroe Islands

Hike to the Kallur Lighthouse

Lamb on the Faroe Islands

White sheep on the Faroe Islands

White sheep on the Faroe Islands

Ram on the Faroe Islands

Lamb on the Faroe Islands

White lamb on the Faroe Islands

White lamb on the Faroe Islands

Lambs feeding on the Faroe Islands

The lambs were so cute and would wag their tails when they were feeding!

Saksun

We didn’t see any sheep in Gj贸gv, but we did see a lot in Saksun (plus some pretty horses!). Again, I was impressed that the sheep were on steep, rocky cliffsides because I certainly couldn’t climb on them. And we got to see a lot of sheep on the black sand beach, so that was really cool!

Sheep on the Faroe Islands

Black sheep on the Faroe Islands

Sheep in Saksun

Sheep in Saksun

Sheep in Saksun

Sheep on a black sand beach in the Faroe Islands

Sheep on a black sand beach in the Faroe Islands

Sheep on a black sand beach in the Faroe Islands

Sheep on a black sand beach in the Faroe Islands

Brown sheep on the Faroe Islands

Hike to the Hanging Lake

Too bad we couldn’t have asked the sheep for directions during our failed hike to the Hanging Lake! We saw lots of cute and curious lambs, and the lake made for a pretty backdrop.

Brown lamb on the Faroe Islands

Sheep on the hike to the Hanging Lake

Sheep on the hike to the Hanging Lake

Sheep on the hike to the Hanging Lake

Sheep in the Faroe Islands

Black sheep in the Faroe Islands

White lamb in the Faroe Islands

White lamb in the Faroe Islands

Lambs on the Faroe Islands

So there you have it- the sheep in the Faroe Islands are fluffy and adorable, and they had a pretty big impact on boosting tourism! So go see them for yourself! 馃檪

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  1. Natasha says:

    I can so relate to this post! I went to the Faroe Islands a few years ago and was obsessed with the sheep. Your pictures bring me back.

  2. Nancie says:

    Those sheep are the cutest. I laughed out loud from the beginning to the end. I love that the tourism board put cameras on the sheep for Google Street View. Very smart!

  3. madhurima says:

    Oh My God! they are so cute! Reminds me of the cute white sheep we get to see in Kolkata maidan area early morning. though they are stripped off the fur dor woollen business and they actually don’t mind given Kolkata’s humid weather!

  4. Helena says:

    Lol, I love this post and the sheep are so adorable! Heard about Sheepview before and still think it’s such a clever idea.

  5. Aireona says:

    Faroe Islands is one of my favorite places in the world! Weirdly, I didn’t see alot of sheep while I was there, which is crazy really. XD Good thing I get to live vicariously through you.

  6. Rahma Khan says:

    OMG! All the sheeps are soo photogenic and cute!! I actually want to go there right now and hug the cute sheeps 馃檪

  7. Chelsea says:

    Julia, your sheep photos from the Faroes are one of the few things I enjoy about Instagram! I was also obsessed with photographing sheep when I was in the UK Lake District, so the Faroe Islands sound right up my alley 馃檪 Those “sheep view” cameras are pure genius.

  8. Taryn says:

    Omg these sheep are adorable. And the lambs – too cute! I love that you ran into sheep on your hikes – that happened to me in Iceland too. I’d love to go to the Faroe Islands – it looks incredible.

  9. Kelly says:

    Omg! So many cute and fluffy sheep and so little time. I love it and am now dying to visit the Faroe Islands.

  10. Brianna says:

    These are some seriously photogenic sheep! Looks like the Faroe Islands has lots of great scenery in the background of the sheep too 馃槢 I can’t believe they put cameras on sheep. Smart tourism board.

  11. Margarita says:

    Lol! Love the idea of exploring the islands one fluffy sheep at a time! They are adorable enough to be included in the Faroe Islands tourism marketing campaigns 馃檪

  12. Eric says:

    Did many of them speak English (the people, not the sheep)?

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