Faroe Islands

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 musical genres. More an...

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 strong men, who per...

Faroese Food

Other countries are so easi­ly famed for their great riches, namely several precious stones and metals, miner­als, pearls, wine and corn, but all this God and n...

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. Six of the islands ...

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 can offer their guests...

Suðuroy

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

Tórshavn: the Friendly Capital

Tórshavn: the Friendly Capital Tórshavn, or Havnin - the harbour - as we usually call it, is the capital of the Faroes and by far the biggest town, though prob...

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 other countries is that...

Sandoy, Skúvoy and Dímun

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

The Faroes: In Brief

The Faroes: In Brief When looking at the 18 small Faroe Islands, alone in the wide open ocean, 300 km to the nearest shore, partitioned by narrow fiords and so...

The Environment

The Faroe Islands are known for their spectacu­lar landscape. Whether one experiences the islands on a good summer day with birds singing under a clear sky or o...

Tourism in Faroe

Tourism in Faroe We in the Faroes have something which is in short supply in all cities: namely peace, timelessness and spontaneity." Thus spoke Elin Heinesen,...