Faroe Islands

Last updated: 24 December 2017
Though self-governing, the Faroe Islands are part of Denmark. The eighteen rocky, volcanic islands are located in the North Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland. Tunnels, bridges and ferries connect the islands, where pretty mountainous peaks circle lakes of tranquil water. Emerald green pastures are dotted with stone and wooden houses that have unusual turf planted roofs, amongst them the oldest log cabin on earth. Green hills surround enormous brown beaches, and rocky pools. A wide variety of birds occupy the cliffs and mountainsides.

First inhabited by Irish monks in the sixth century, Vikings followed. One of the smallest capital cities in the world, Torshavn was once a Viking settlement. Overlooking a pretty harbour, wooden houses and modern shops and restaurants flank well kept cobble stoned roads. The small peninsula containing the old town is full of simple but charming homes.

Faroe Islands

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