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!
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!
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 🙂
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!
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!
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.
The lambs were so cute and would wag their tails when they were feeding!
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!
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.
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! 🙂
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.
That’s awesome! They were too cute not to be obsessed about! 🙂
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!
Thanks! 🙂 I know, it was such a clever idea!
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!
Yeah I can’t imagine wool is comfortable in the heat!
Lol, I love this post and the sheep are so adorable! Heard about Sheepview before and still think it’s such a clever idea.
Thanks! 🙂 I know, it was such a smart idea!
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.
That’s so funny! When did you go? I think I saw a ton of lambs because it was the end of spring
OMG! All the sheeps are soo photogenic and cute!! I actually want to go there right now and hug the cute sheeps 🙂
They’re even cuter in person! 🙂
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.
Thank you! 🙂 Other people have mentioned the sheep at Lake District, so it sounds like I need to go there next!
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.
I definitely recommend it! I think I liked it even more than Iceland! 🙂
Omg! So many cute and fluffy sheep and so little time. I love it and am now dying to visit the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands are worth visiting just to see the sheep! 🙂
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.
Yes, the backdrop behind the sheep was beautiful!!
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 🙂
I know, their cuteness could get anyone to visit! 🙂
Did many of them speak English (the people, not the sheep)?
Yes everyone we met spoke English!