Faroe Islands go for 100 percent renewable energy

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Renewable energy is a source of energy that has been through many ages by humans. In the first days we used it for example to get heat of the sun to dry clothes, vegetables and fruit, to wind energy to grind corn or to power sail boats. Today we have … Read More

Tourist Guide 2016

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Tourist Guide 2016

Tourist Guide 2016 is now available for free HERE. The picture on the front page of the tourist guide 2016 is from the largest islands Streymoy, and on the beautiful location Tosskorarhorn. Its beautiful mountain reaching 644 meters, and the person is looking 644 meters straight down at Vestmannabjørgini, which … Read More

The man behind the camera

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There are not many, who have made so much enchanting and spellbinding Faroese television materials, as Zacharias Hammer. He has been using the beautiful and powerful Faroese nature as his studio throughout most of his work. His cultural achievement has been stretching over a whole generation, and almost all people … Read More

Climbing the Witch’s Finger

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There is a freestanding rock on the beautiful island Vágar called Trøllkonufingur, which means Witch’s finger. It is said to have been climbed only once, and the story goes all the way back to 1844, where a man climbed the Witch’s finger so that he could wave to the king … Read More

Between Faroe Islands and Kaliningrad

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The German TV station Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), have made an 43 min. program about Faroe Islands. They have been exploring the Faroese and tried to answered some interesting questions like: Why do Faroese export an great deal of salmon to Kaliningrad? What makes the tourist attracted to a small North … Read More

Ove the adventurer

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In 1986 Ove Joensen decided to row 900 nautical miles (1,700 km) across the North Sea from Faroe Islands to Denmark. He arrived in Copenhagen on 11 August 1986 after 41 days rowing alone. His persistence made him a national hero. Ove Joensen was born in the capital Tórshavn, year … Read More

Ólavsøkan Festival 2015

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Ólavsøka is considered by most Faroese as the national holiday of the Faroe Islands along with the Flagday on 25 April, its also the biggest festival in the Faroe Islands. Ólavsøka is celebrated for several days, where people from all around Fareose meet together in the capital Tórshavn. Tórshavns municipality … Read More

Highest Mountain

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Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands at 882 meters above sea level. It is situated in the northern part of Eysturoy (East Island) between the villages of Gjógv, Eiði and Funningur. The name Slættaratindur simply means “flat summit”. The climb is an easy, and can be done … Read More

29 Reasons

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29 Reasons Why The Faroe Islands Should Be On Your Bucket List “Probably the most breathtaking and underrated place on Earth” “It’s as if every inch of this land were there to take your breath away” “And sometimes, they just look like they’re straight out of a fantasy novel” These … Read More

Only in the Faroe Islands

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There are many kind of animals living in the Faroese nature, and then there are a few domestic breeds, like Faroe pony, Faroese geese and ducks and of course the Faroese sheep! The name Faroe may reflect on the old Norse word fær, which means sheep, and the islands are … Read More

A True David vs Goliath Tale

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Faroe Islands defeats Greece again for the second time! The Faroe Islands (population 49.000) repeated their November victory in Greece (population 11.000.000) where they surprisingly defeated the 2004 European champions again. Hallur Hansson scored for the Faroe Islands in 32 minute and Brandur Olsen in the second half (69 minute), … Read More

Whaling in the Faroe Islands

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The old tradition of hunting pods of pilotwhales and driving them unto the shores and slaugthering them for food. The tradition is widly known around the world because of its ‘savage apperance’. Especially the red colour of the blue sea, which happens during the slaugther. The whaling is what faroese … Read More

G! Festival an incredible experience

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G-festival

Are you ready for G!? This is how the natives refer to the G! Festival, which is thé party of the year for many young partygoers. The G! Festival has also won great notoriety beyond the Islands. Every year people all over the world journey to this event to experience … Read More