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Faroe Islands

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Faroe Constitutional Affairs

The Faroe Islands have an ancient constitutional his­tory. Norse settlers estab­lished here their own parliament called "thing" around the year 800. So the Faro...

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...

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...

Streymoy, Nólsoy, Hestur and Koltur

Population: 22.000 Area: 392 m2 Streymoy is the biggest of the 18 Faroe Islands. It is located in the middle of the country and makes up 24% of the total land ...

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 Status of the Church in the Faroes

About the year 1000 Sigmund Brestisson intro­duced Christianity in Faroe. He is said to have had a church built on his farm on Skúvoy, and no doubt other chieft...

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,...

Literature and Art in Faroe Islands

Heroic Ballads and National Romanticism The Faroe Islands are known for their ancient heroic bal­lads, still preserved in the Faroe chain dance, which is of So...

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