The Faroe Islands are not often visited by expedition ships and today, National Geographic Endurance made a first call into the tiny village of Funningur in the Faroe Islands. We were greeted by incredibly friendly locals who enthusiastically shared their experience living in a remote fjord on these remote islands. Guests climbed the highest peak in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, while others enjoyed a less strenuous viewpoint, taking in the sheer cliffs and intense green for which the Faroe Islands are known.

While guests met with the friendly locals and learned of their lives, the undersea team dove in the nearby waters, exploring a place that few ever get to see. Forests of kelp made for interesting footage as they swayed in the blue-green waters, and we even found a sessile star jelly attached to one of the fronds. Funningur was a hit among all.