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

November 5, 2018 24 Comments

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 🙂 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 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 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! 

Kirkjubøur

We started off our Faroe Islands trip in Kirkjubøur! It’s a small village outside of Tórshavn. Along with having cute sheep, this is the only village we went to that also had cute, fluffy Highland cows 🙂 

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

Tórshavn

We only saw a few sheep in Tórshavn 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 Tórshavn

Kunoy and Klaksvík

Kunoy and Klaksvík also only had a few sheep since Klaksvík 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 Tórshavn

Sheep in Kunoy

Sheep feeding in the Faroe Islands

Hike to the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy

We saw the most sheep along the hike to the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy! And there were tons of lambs 🙂 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 Gjógv, 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! 🙂 

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24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Eric

    November 5, 2018

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

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 5, 2018

      Yes everyone we met spoke English!

  2. Reply

    Margarita

    November 9, 2018

    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 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 9, 2018

      I know, their cuteness could get anyone to visit! 🙂

  3. Reply

    Brianna

    November 9, 2018

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

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 9, 2018

      Yes, the backdrop behind the sheep was beautiful!!

  4. Reply

    Kelly

    November 9, 2018

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

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 9, 2018

      The Faroe Islands are worth visiting just to see the sheep! 🙂

  5. Reply

    Taryn

    November 10, 2018

    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.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      I definitely recommend it! I think I liked it even more than Iceland! 🙂

  6. Reply

    Chelsea

    November 10, 2018

    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 🙂 Those “sheep view” cameras are pure genius.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 Other people have mentioned the sheep at Lake District, so it sounds like I need to go there next!

  7. Reply

    Rahma Khan

    November 10, 2018

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

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      They’re even cuter in person! 🙂

  8. Reply

    Aireona

    November 10, 2018

    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.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      That’s so funny! When did you go? I think I saw a ton of lambs because it was the end of spring

  9. Reply

    Helena

    November 10, 2018

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

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      Thanks! 🙂 I know, it was such a smart idea!

  10. Reply

    madhurima

    November 10, 2018

    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!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      Yeah I can’t imagine wool is comfortable in the heat!

  11. Reply

    Nancie

    November 10, 2018

    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!

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 10, 2018

      Thanks! 🙂 I know, it was such a clever idea!

  12. Reply

    Natasha

    November 11, 2018

    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.

    • Reply

      Julia

      November 11, 2018

      That’s awesome! They were too cute not to be obsessed about! 🙂

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