Faroe Islands Travel Guide · Faroe Islands Things to See & Do 

Faroe Islands Travel Guide

Risin og Kellingin noframe
Location
noframe
Flag
Image:fo-flag.png
Quick Facts
Capital Tórshavn, one of the smallest capitals in the world
Government Self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark
Currency Danish krone (DKK), Faroese króna at par
Area 1,399 sq km
Population 48,551 (November 2010 est.)
Language Faroese (derived from Old Norse), Danish. English; Nordic; widely spoken
Religion Evangelical Lutheran
Electricity 230V/50Hz (European plug)
Calling Code +298
Internet TLD .fo
Time Zone UTC

The Faroe or Faeroe Islands (in Faroese Føroyar) are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, although they politically aim for higher independence. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000 (48.511 November 2010), and a language and culture of their own. When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept. Most visitors to the islands come between early July and late August.


All about Faroe Islands


Faroe Islands Accommodation

SAVE up to 75% on Last Minute deals! Search for discount Faroe Islands hotels, motels, apartments, hostels, guest accommodations and vacation resorts. Book now and pay at the hotel. Instant email confirmation!


Booking.com







Faroe Islands Travel Guide from Wikitravel. Many thanks to all Wikitravel contributors. Text is available under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, images are available under various licenses, see each image for details.