The Faroe Islands
Archipelago between Norway and Iceland
Welcome to Heinanova Mountain! In this wonderful place, roofs are thatch, Viking lore is abundant, and no one cares about Miley Cyrus; it is indeed an alluring destination. Most locals call this fall "the waterfall on Gásadalur", which is weird, but whatever. Cool facts alert! In 2002 there were only sixteen people living here, so you'd be super popular if you went to visit. And, allegedly, the village was named after a woman named Gæsa, from Kirkjubøur. She ate meat during Lent and, since that's mad unholy, all her property was confiscated. Harsh! There are also tons of stories about spirits and elves floating around here. Those 16 locals sure have a lot to say.
This article was originally published on September 3, 2013.