Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

This group of 18 islands, of which 17 are inhabited, is located in the North Atlantic about 200 mi (322 km) northwest of the Shetland Islands. They were settled by the Vikings, the ancestors of the modern-day Faroese, in the 8th century. The Faroese language is derived from Old Norse. The islands joined Denmark in 1386 and have been part of the Danish kingdom ever since. The Faroes have had home rule, under Danish authority, since 1948.



Places to Visit in Faroe Islands
 

  • Suduroy attractions
  • Streymoy attractions
  • Torshavn attractions
  • Vagur attractions
  • Vagar Island attractions