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Tróndur í Gøtu

Christian Roots and Royal Bloodlines One of Iceland’s most common proverbs is Þrándur í Götu – in Faroese, Tróndur í Gøtu, literally ...

Music in the Faroes

Music holds an important position in Faroe socie­ty. It has always been so, but the trend in recent years has shown a widening spread in mus...

Sports in the Faroes

Historically there has always been much inter­est in sport in the Faroe Islands. In the old sagas and leg­ends there are tales of heroes and...

Faroese Food

Other countries are so easi­ly famed for their great riches, namely several precious stones and metals, miner­als, pearls, wine and corn, bu...

The Faroe Economy

With 48.000 inhabitants spread over 18 islands in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islands are the world's smallest independent economic entity....

Faroe Constitutional Affairs

The Faroe Islands have an ancient constitutional his­tory. Norse settlers estab­lished here their own parliament called "thing" around the y...

Vágar and Mykines

Inhabitants: 2935 Area: 188 km2 Vágoy is the westernmost of the major islands in Faroe. Vágar has everything that the hospitable Faroese ca...

Suðuroy

Population: 4922 Area: 166 km2  (2016) Of the 18 Faroe Islands, Suðuroy is the southern­most, as its name indicates, with its unique geolog...

The Weather

If you cannot find other sub­jects of conversation, you can always talk about the weather. The difference between the Faroes and so many oth...

Sandoy, Skúvoy and Dímun

Population: 1443 Area: 122 km2 Villages: Skopun, Sandur, Skálavík, Húsavík, Dalur, Skúvoy. Besides there is Dímun with one farmstead. Soft...

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