There are stone outbuildings, boathouses, old arable land, peat and storage places for peat. Here are old fences and ruins of small houses where people once hid from pirates. The Faroe Islands are in a class of their own – and so is the food. It is best to get used to wind-dried mutton, mutton head, heavily salted whale whale and fish balls made from cod and mutton fat.
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Nature and geography of the Faroe Islands
According to usprivateschoolsfinder, the Faroe Islands consist of raw and authentic nature. Here are geese, countless plants and good opportunities to see hares. In the uplands you can admire the rich bird life with sparrows, snipe, heather, shorebirds, paws, big paws, ravens and crows. It’s green everywhere. And everywhere sheep go and graze freely.
The Faroe Islands means the Faroe Islands and consists of 18 islands of volcanic origin located in the northern part of the Atlantic between Scotland, Iceland and Norway. Today, all the islands with the exception of Litla Dimun are inhabited, but the population amounts to a humble 50,000, of which 17,000 live in the capital Tórshavn.
Tórshavn is located on the east side of southern Streymoy overlooking Nólsoyarfjørður and the characteristic Nólsoy. The town grew up around Tinganes, where the Vikings established their first parliament around the year 900. The old town is located above the harbor and consists of low, colorful single-family houses that have undergone extensive renovation in recent years. Skansin, an old fort from 1580 that was built as protection against pirates, towers over the harbor. Five minutes walk from the quay is the town center Vaglià with shops and restaurants. In July, an annual city party, Ólavsøka, is organized, which draws people from all over the country who come to watch or challenge their own forces by racing with traditional Faroese boats. In the evening, traditional Faroese ring dancing is offered.
The bird life and attractions of the Faroe Islands
Many people travel to the Faroe Islands for completely different reasons – the opportunity to see seabirds. It is believed that there are about two million birds in the Faroe Islands, including algae, eider, storm bird, lab and storm swallow. All seabirds need a solid base for their nest and eggs, and during the mating season they therefore go up on land where they gather in colonies on large bird mountains. Seabirds are of great importance to Faroese households and there are good opportunities to taste a selection of them. The Faroese cuisine is unique but exciting. The cooking is preceded by old traditions where, for example, mutton is air-dried for between six and nine months. The calories consumed disappear during a hike in the mountains. Experience the Vestmann Mountains, for example, and also take the opportunity to visit Gjógv on Eysturoy with its beautiful natural harbor.
Climate and weather Faroe Islands
Below you can read more about the Faroe Islands’ climate and weather. See, among other things, temperatures for Torshavn.