<p>The Faroe Islands are, for their size, incredibly geographically diverse. Located almost dead center between <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/iceland-guide/" target="_blank">Iceland</a>, <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/norway-guide/" target="_blank">Norway</a>, and the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/united-kingdom-guide/" target="_blank">U.K</a>., they seem to compress a lot of the best elements of each of those places into just over 500 square miles (spread across 18 islands). Traveling to the Faroes can take up to a full day, depending on where you’re coming from, but it’s well worth it. I could spend weeks exploring the individual islands. In addition to the breathtaking landscape, the islands provide some pretty epic surf!</p> <p><i><a href="http://www.chrisburkard.com/" target="_blank"> Chris Burkard</a> is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California, who specializes in outdoor, lifestyle, and travel photography. Follow Chris on <a href="http://instagram.com/chrisburkard/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisburkard" target="_blank">Twitter</a> @chrisburkard.</i></p>

Mulafossur Waterfall, Faroe Islands, 2014

The Faroe Islands are, for their size, incredibly geographically diverse. Located almost dead center between Iceland, Norway, and the U.K., they seem to compress a lot of the best elements of each of those places into just over 500 square miles (spread across 18 islands). Traveling to the Faroes can take up to a full day, depending on where you’re coming from, but it’s well worth it. I could spend weeks exploring the individual islands. In addition to the breathtaking landscape, the islands provide some pretty epic surf!

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California, who specializes in outdoor, lifestyle, and travel photography. Follow Chris on Instagram and Twitter @chrisburkard.

Photograph by Chris Burkard/Massif

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