Faroe Islands

An increasingly popular Nordic destination


Sheep Islands

The Faroe Islands (Føroyjar) is situated between Iceland and Norway, but a little closer to Scotland. These 18 islands offer unique and dramatic landscapes thanks to lush greenery, plunging cliffs and breathtaking fjords. A spectacular blend of the rough and the smooth, it is not difficult to understand why the Faroe Islands are fast becoming one of the more popular Nordic destinations.

Interesting Facts

  • Size: 1.399 sq. km
  • Capital: Tórshavn
  • Population: 52.000
  • Language: Faroese
  • Currency: Faroese Króna (DKK)
  • Time: UTC
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More about Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a small island nation of around 50,000 people, with around a quarter of those living in the capital, Tórshavn. There are so few people in the Faroe Islands that they are far outnumbered by the sheep, as there are over 70,000 of those. The official language is Faroese, which closely resembles Icelandic. There is nowhere in the Faroe islands that is more than 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the sea. It is a haven for puffins; however, the national bird of the Faroes is the oystercatcher (Tjaldur)