The Stone Forest, Mykines Faroe Islands
According to folklore, Mykines had a forest in ancient times. Back then the Faroe Islands belonged to Norway and so the King of Norway claimed taxes from the people. One of these taxes was a forest tax. In an attempt to get out of paying this tax, the people of Mykines lied to the king and told him there was no forest. Overnight the forest turned to stone and can now be seen as 55-meter-high columns of basalt towering Korkadalur on the north side of the island.
A guide is required to hike outside the village on Mykines. The hike takes around 4 hours.