Approximately half an hour by coach from Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands, across the mountain road, is the village of Vestmanna. The scenery is quite spectacular as we wind our way up the hillside, leaving Tórshavn behind and entering into the ‘Foggy Valley’. We pass snowy fields where lambs play and sheep graze, as we travel alongside the fjords.
The local prison, which currently houses ten prisoners, lies within the valley. Said to be a fairly luxurious prison, the inmates do not share cells but have their own rooms, each equipped with a television, and are taken into town once a fortnight to do their shopping. Crime rates are low on the islands with hardly any violent or serious crimes and each Sunday evening the police provide a crime update on the local radio station.
Soon we arrive at Vestmanna, where we board a small boat and set off to explore the famous sea cliffs.
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