Faroe Islands

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ISBN: 9781771084383

Faroe Islands

Dancing Between Sea & Sky

  Photographer :   George Fischer, Jón Gauti Jónsson,  
  Publisher:  Nimbus Publishing

A picturesque archipelago between Norway and Iceland, the 18 tiny Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean beckon nature lovers, adventurers, birdwatchers and sightseers. Through George Fischer’s lens, you’ll soar with giant gannets, rappel down sheer cliffs and revel in unspoiled beauty. You’ll stand on hallowed historical soil, admire ancient ruins–and savour the sea’s bounty in Faroese cuisine. And in this country inhabited by more sheep than people, you can learn how to hand-knit a legendary Faroese sweater.

Whether you hike, climb, dive or drive, you’ll be in good company. A paradise for more than 100 bird species, the emerald-green Faroe Islands offer some of the world’s best bird-watching as well as fishing and sightseeing. Remarkable structures–from ancient churches to charming country dwellings and dozens of lighthouses–will keep history buffs energized. Adding dimension to a fascinating cultural landscape are popular art galleries and festivals as well as natural wonders like the Mulafossur -Waterfall and Lake Leitisvatn.

In his wide-ranging photographs, Fischer captures the peaks and valleys of pristine nature, the warmth of the Faroese welcome, and the personality of a special place largely undiscovered by mainstream tourists. Fasten your seat belts: This book will take you on an adrenaline-fuelled journey to that magical land.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781771084383
Item MC0203
PublisherNimbus Publishing
PublisherNimbus Publishing
Published on September 6 2017
Language eng
Pages 288
Format Hardcover
Dimensions6.5(in) x 6.5(in)
Shipping weight649(g)
George Fischer is one of Canada’s most renowned and prolific landscape photographers. He has produced over fifty books and fifty art posters from sites around the world. His work has also appeared on the covers of numerous international magazines and newspapers, and in the promotional publications of tourism agencies around the world. His book Unforgettable Canada was on the Globe and Mail's bestseller list and sold over 75,000 copies. George Fischer resides in Toronto.

Born in Reykjavik, Iceland and fascinated by the country?s natural treasures, Jón spends most of his professional and leisure time climbing, skiing or hiking sheep trails with tourists. A passion for the outdoors lured him into travelling and mountain-guiding as well as teaching various outdoor and survival courses at a professional and recreational level.For two years, Jón was editor-in-chief of Útivera outdoor magazine. His book Fjallabókin was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Award in 2013. Jón also makes radio and television appearances as an assistant program host and survival expert. More: mountaintours.is