Google helps ‘Sheep View’ capture unique beauty of remote Faroe Islands

When you live on a beautiful, but remote, island with more sheep than people, you're not likely to show up on Google Street View.

But one woman was determined to share the beauty of the Faroe Islands with the rest of the world.

That's why she created SheepView360.

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

Durita Andreassen has spent the past three months attaching solar-powered cameras to sheep to map out her homeland in the North Atlantic.

 

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

After she launched the site, thousands of people asked Google to include the Faroe Islands in their Street View program. And Google answered.

The Google Maps team arrived in the islands with a fleet of 360 cameras that will be lent out to residents and visitors.

"It is now up to the Faroese people and tourists visiting the Faroe Islands to create Street View using sheep, bikes, backpacks, cars, kayaks, ships, and even wheelbarrows," organizers stated in a news release.

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

(Photo: visitfaroeislands.com)

"When we started this project, we wanted Google Street View available in the Faroe Islands so we could share our beautiful country with the world, and with all the people who do not have the means to visit," said Andreassen. "During the process, we fell in love with our own woolly version of Street View, so we are absolutely delighted that Google has decided to help us continue on the same path."

The archipelago is made up of 18 islands and is home to about 49,000 people and 80,000 sheep.