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About Faroe Islands
Although the Faroe Islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark they are not in the European Union.
The 18 rocky islands that make up the Faroe Islands lie in the middle
of the North Atlantic, some 602 km west of Norway and 310 km
north-west of Scotland - halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland.
The most important of the 18 islands are Streymoy,
Vagar, Suouroy, Sandoy, and Borooy.
The weather in The Faroes is very unpredictable, although the
windswept islands do benefit from the warm currents of the Gulf Stream.
Weather in Europe:
Local weather forecasts for destinations around Europe.
The Faroes are mainly treeless, have deeply indented coastlines and a
number of fjords.
Irish hermits from Scotland hid themselves here until the islands were
found by marauding Vikings in the 9th century.
The Faroes then became a communication link between Scandinavia and
the Viking colonies in Iceland, Greenland
and, for a while, in North America.
The capital of the Faroe Islands is on the south-eastern coast of
Streymoy Island. Being ice-free, Torshavn makes a perfect principal harbour.
The inhabitants of the Faroe Islands are of Scandinavian descent and
still speak a moderated form of the old Norse called Faeroese.
|If you want first
class accommodation in a central location during your stay in Torshavn, your best choice
is the comfortable and professional, family-run Hotel Hafnia.
Situated in the heart of
the worlds smallest capital, within walking distance of the harbour and the
historical part of town, Hotel Hafnia is the perfect setting for your stay.
The Hotel Hafnia has 38 single rooms, 18 double rooms and 1 suite. There's also the
possibility of Internet access.
Well-known for its international cuisine and Faroese specialities, the
hotel's restaurant is located on first floor; overlooking the main street.
Faroe Islands national carrier provides international and domestic flights.
Not many people get a postcard from the Faroe Islands, thus the stamps are of interest to
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