Faroe Islands, Denmark
Faroe Islands belong to Denmark country and its miles a self-governing archipelago, a part of the kingdom of Denmark. Its Capital is Torshavn. The total population is 52,703. Between Iceland and Norway in the North – Atlantic Ocean, it comprises 18 rocky volcanic islands, connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways, and bridges. The total area of the island is 1400 square kilometers. It is also having 779 islands, islets, and skerries within the 18 major islands. These all islands are located, off the coast of Northern Europe, in between the Norwegian Sea and the North – Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway. The closest neighbors to the islands are the Northern Isles and the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
During the Paleogene period, the Faroe Islands as part of the great North Atlantic Igneous Province, and The islands were made from an about six kilometers thick succession of by and large basaltic lava. About 60 million years ago, the lavas erupted during the opening of the North Atlantic Ocean, at that time the Faroe Islands were attached to Greenland.
The Faroe is pretty expensive and visitors have to plan and budget their expenses here and the hotel accommodations are unavoidably expensive. Economically wise, Faroe Islands is the 166th largest in the world. The majority of export is fishery products around 90% of the island whereas, the second largest industry is tourism.
Official currencies are Danish Krone and Faroese Krone. The official language is Faroese and the official second language is Danish. English and Danish languages are taught in schools at an early age as well as English is the most spoken language in the Faroe Islands. The main religion is Christianity. In safe wise Faroe have no crimes happening and it is the safest place on earth to travel. People can enjoy their holiday without any fear even day and night. Also, the health risks are minimal when traveling to the Faroe.
The Faroe Island’s favorite foods are fermented meat, seasonal fish and seafood, organic lamb, and few stubborn root vegetables such as potatoes, kohlrabi, turnips, and rhubarb. There are two main airlines that fly to the Faroe Islands, namely Atlantic Airways and Scandinavian Airlines. It is only one hour drive from the cities of Reykjavik, Edinburgh, and Bergen.
During May and June, there can be seen some Marsh Marigold flowers in the Faroe Islands also dominated by arctic-alpine plants, wildflowers, grasses, moss, and lichen. Other than this, there are some animals such as Faroes Puffins, mountain hare, brown rat, house mouse, Faroe sheep, feral sheep, Grey seals, long-finned pilot whales, Faroe pony, Faroe Cow, Faroese goose, and Faroese duck can be seen in the Faroe.
According to the Koppen climate classification, Faroe Islands is having a subpolar oceanic climate and mountain areas and some coastal areas are having a tundra climate. Tundra means a very mild winter version. In summers it is very cool and the temperature lies between 9.5C to 10.5C. All through the year, the islands are windy, cloudy, and cold with approximately 210 rainy or snowy days in line with the year. The Faroe lie in the path of depressions moving North – East, making heavy rains and strong winds possible at all times of the year. On the 5th of September 1966, Hurricane Faith struck the Faroes Islands. Therefore, the best time to visit the Faroe is June through August, because within that period the weather is warmer, more settled, and less wet than during winter.
Faroe Islands Tourism
The second largest industry is tourism in the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands is opened for travelers and it is 4-7 days quite enough to see the main highlights of the city. There are some major destinations in the Faroe Islands to visit such as, Torshavn, Mykines, Vagar, Saksun, Streymoy, Kalsoy, Klaksvik, etc. Since the islands being pretty expensive for visitors, all have to manage and budget the costs according to the requirements. Hotel accommodations are unavoidably expensive in the Faroe Islands. Most visitors are arriving on the islands between early July and late August. The number of visitors who visited the Faroe Islands is 43,874 in 2016. There are some options to select car rentals here such as worry-free booking and worry-free renting.
Since Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands, there are plenty of nice hotels and restaurants available in the city. And also, there are some day tours operating from the city of Torshavn. Like other countries in the world, the Faroe Islands also having the best hotels starting from 3- star category to a luxurious level where people can enjoy according to their budgets. Some of the best hotels are Hilton Garden Hotel, Hotel Brandan, Hotel Hafnia, 62N Hotel city center, Hotel Foroyar, and Havgrim Seaside Hotel 1948. Among these hotels, Havgrim Seaside Hotel 1948 is the most luxurious hotel located within walking distance to Torshavn’s old town. And the other luxurious hotels are Hotel Brandon and Hilton Garden Inn located in the city center.