This Island Has a Lovely Little Hat Made of Clouds

Thursday April 04, 2019 Written by Toby

Maybe a cloud got tired and needed to sit down and have a breather. Or maybe the small, uninhabited island of Lítla Dímun, in the Faroe Islands, grew self-conscious about its scraggy, balding peak and fashioned itself a hat. Least plausible of all is the idea that stable humid air currents travelling over Lítla Dímun cause the moisture in the air to condense and form lenticular clouds that appear to hover above the island for days at a time. You decide, while looking at these glorious photos, care of Atlas Obscura.

Images: Erik Christensen/CC-BY-3.0