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Vestmannabjørgini (Vestmanna sea cliffs), Streymoy (Faroe Islands).

 

Known as the Vestmannabjørgini, these majestic sea cliffs rise up to 600 meters above the turquoise hues of the churning sea below roughly halfway between Vestmanna and Saksun, on the north side of Streymoy, Faroe Islands.

The cliffs are characterized by their numerous clefts and green blankets of luxuriant grass and mosses (sheep graze quite undisturbed on the clifftops).

The boats that sail here give an unparalleled view of the cliffs and the birds as they weave in between the numerous sea stacks and in and out the narrow straits bound by sheer rock walls and dark echoing grottoes.

These soaring cliffs provide safe nesting places during the summer months (May-August) for thousands upon thousands of seabirds, above all puffins, guillemots, razorbills and gulls.

 

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Please visit:

 

VIDEO → VESTMANNA SEA WALLS

 

VIDEO → FAROE ISLANDS: WHERE ALL THE STORMS COME FROM

 

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Taken on June 11, 2011