Saksun, Faroe Islands

Nestled in a picturesque valley next to a lagoon flanked by mountains, Saksun is a small, remote village famous for its stunning vistas. It is situated on the coast of Streymoy in the Faroe Islands and is home to its iconic houses with turf roofs and a tiny population of fewer than 15 people. In fact, there are more waterfalls in Saksun than people living there.

There’s something to be said about the beauty of Saksun and its power to hypnotise visitors with its peaceful atmosphere. It is a far cry from the relatively bustling streets of Tórshavn, the capital of the islands. With greenery as far as the eye can see, Saksun provides an almost otherworldly sense of solitude.