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More About the Faroe Islands
The Faroe Islands are a group of 18 islands, of which only one, Torshaven, is inhabited.
These beautiful islands are scattered with rugged green mountains, waterfalls and wildlife including puffins, seals, dolphins and whales.
Ornithologists have identified around 300 species of birds on the islands. 40 species are common breeding birds and about 40 are rare or irregular visitors.
In the summer months, many of the cliffs on the northern and western coasts of the islands are awash with huge flocks.
Faroe Islands Travel GuideThe Faroe Islands are situated in the Atlantic Ocean between Scotland Norway and Iceland. Although they belong to Denmark they are an autonomous area. In total there 18 islands of which 17 are normally uninhabited.
The human population is 48,000 but this is eclipsed by the number of sheep at 70,000. The official language of the Faroe Islands is Faroese. The Faroese language is a Germanic language which is descended from Old Norse but Danish is also widely spoken as well as English.
The human population is 48,000 but this is eclipsed by the number of sheep at 70,000
You can get a ferry to the Faroe Islands from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, or the Shetlands. It can also be reached by air from Denmark and Iceland. The Faroe Islands consists of rugged green mountains fjords and countless waterfalls. The weather is unpredictable, but expect cool summers and mild winters.
Travelling in the Faroe Islands
They drive on the right on the islands and the speed limit is 80 kph (50 mph) and 50 kph (30 mph) in the towns and villages. A constant danger, though, is collisions with sheep. Keep a keen eye out for white fluffy balls on the horizon. If you do hit one, immediately contact the police in Tórshavn for assistance and don't put it on your roof rack for supper later.
Keep a keen eye out for white fluffy balls on the horizon
Fascinatingly, some 80% of the population in the islands is connected by under-ocean tunnels, bridges, and causeways. These routes bind the three largest islands and three other large islands to the northeast together. The other two large islands to the south are connected with new fast ferries. There are good roads that lead to every village in the islands.
Things to see
The capital, Tórshavn, may be one of the smallest capital cities in the world but it punches well above its weight. As well as traditional Faroe island homes with grass roofs, here you'll find plenty of hotels and loads of cosy and even trendy bars and restaurants - great places for seafood and the best lamb you'll ever taste.
The capital, Tórshavn, may be one of the smallest capital cities in the world but it punches well above its weight
In Torshavn you'll also find the Faroese Museum of History, together with the open air museum in the old village of Hoyvík. Perfect places to visit if you want to learn more about the culture and history of the Faroe Islands. If you are budding naturist, then the Museum of Natural History is the best place to go with great exhibitions about the island's geology and animal life. For art lovers, the Faroese National Gallery of Art displays a comprehensive collection of powerful and vivid Faroese works of art.
Bird watchers should especially pay the islands a visit. Ornithologists have identified around 300 species of birds on the islands. 40 species are common breeding birds and about 40 are rare or irregular visitors. In the summer, the many cliffs on the northern and western coasts of the islands teem with huge flocks.
To really get a great view take a boat trips to view the various seabird colonies and the soaring sea cliffs around the Faroes are available. Colonies of puffins inhabit the ledges and grasslands above the cliffs and a bird that nests only on Mykines and Mykinesholm is the gannet. It can be seen in small flocks diving for food.
So, what are you waiting for? Book your ferry to the Faroe islands today with AFerry. The Faroe islands really will give you an unforgettable experience.