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  • Torshavn
    Torshavn
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  • The Harbour
    The Harbour
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  • The village football pitch
    The village football pitch
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Faroe Islands Favorites

  • Faroe is not a free alcohol place, like...

    In Greenland I had problems buying beers (apart from being very expensive).The legal drinking age in the Faroes is eighteen. Light beer may be purchased in shops and unlicensed restaurants and cafés. Stronger beer, wine and spirits may only be purchased in Government Mono­poly stores in major towns, and in licensed restau­rants, café‘s, nightclubs,...

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  • The Faroese Language

    I'm not an expert on the Faroese language, but I have a great interest in languages, and here are my impressions of it. Faroese is closely related to Icelandic. They are similar enough in print that Icelanders can read most Faroese, and vice versa. However, the accents are very different, such that Icelanders do not understand spoken Foroese....

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  • Helpful links

    Here are some links that might be helpful when preparing a trip to the Faroe Islands:- http://www.faroeislands.com- http://www.faroe-islands.net- http://www.puffin.fo/travel- http://www.scandinavica.com/faroe.htm- http://www.visit-faroeislands.com

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  • Flora

    What always really fascinates me is the fantastic variety of plants in places that seem so vast and cold. If you look very closely you can find beautiful flowers everywhere!On the Faroe islands it might be even more, since the Gulf stream is responsible for a rather mild climate, so keep your eyes open!

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  • Birds

    If you like to do birdwatching, then the Faroe islands might be the ideal destination for you:ornitologists have identified 300 different species of birds - and even if you only see half of them, that will be plenty!!!

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  • Definitely Scandinavian............

    What left me quite puzzled is the status of the Faroe Islands - are they independant, Faroese, Danish ...?They have their own language which is similar to Icelandic in grammar, but in dialect resembles the Norse language.... You pay with Danish crowns, but you get Faroese stamps (that make lovely souvenirs btw...), the Faroe Islands are part of...

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  • Weather

    Be prepared to experience very changing weather conditions with lots of clouds, rain and wind!! We were lucky and had no rain and even some sunshine, but sure enough we had it windy alright!!If you want to know more about the weather, click here for the weather forecast!

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  • Summer is best!

    If you can go to the Faroes during the summer, do. The weather is much better, the land is at its most lush green, and there are festivals. The biggest is Ólavsøka, in late July. It's a huge celebration that fills the streets for those two days. I would say it has to be their version of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, only they dress in national costume...

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  • It’s very easy to reach every...

    It’s very easy to reach every place in Stremoy and Eysturoy. You have short distances to go. So, don’t be in hurry. You don’t find here the monuments or great museums you have to see. The one and only important is nature. Take your time and enjoy beautiful views: green mountains, misty landscapes, high cliffs. To sit outside my tent and enjoy...

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Faroe Islands Hotels

  • Hotel Foroyar

    I have not stayed in this hotel - but have actually been inside seeking directions. It is pleasant...

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  • Hotel Streym Torshavn

    Yvirir vio Strond 19, Torshavn, FO 110, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Hafnia Hotel

    I have not stayed at this hotel, but ate in the restaurant. The decor seems fine and the staff very...

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  • Hotel Torshavn

    I found myself in room 213 - sadly with no real view of anything apart from the roof tops, but it...

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  • Guesthouse Marknagil

    Marknagilsvegur 75, Tórshavn, 100, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kerjalon Hostel

    This hostel has magnificent views... but you have to pay for the views, because it's a long uphill...

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  • Undir Fjalli

    Vesturgota 15 & 17, Tórshavn, 100, Faroe Islands

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Skansin Guesthouse

    Jekaragota 8, Tórshavn, FO-100, Faroe Islands

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