October 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Picture of the Day: The Five Peaks of Tindholmur

by twistedsifter




tindholmur islet faroe islands Picture of the Day: The Five Peaks of Tindholmur

Photograph by Arne List


Tindhólmur is an islet on the southside of Sørvágsfjørður, west of Vágar in the Faroe Islands. It has its name from the five peaks, which are named Ytsti, Arni, Lítli, Breiði, and Bogdi (Farthest, Eagle, Small, Broad, Bent). The islet is uninhabited, with a high point of 262 meters (860 ft) and a total size of 6500 square meters (70,000 square feet). [Source: Wikipedia]

The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people. The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. [Source: Wikipedia]