FB Torshavn, Faroe Islands-
More Viking territory today.
Today, I visited the Faroe Islands, the 18-island archipelago, part of the Kingdom of Denmark, that is situated between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a temperate climate with year round temps averaging 39-56 degrees F.
A few Faroe Islands facts:
--Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag.
--The population is just under 50,000.
--The fishing industry is the largest source of income for the Faroes, with fish products contributing over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woolen and other manufactured products.
--Over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the Evangelical Lutheran.
--There are 70,000 sheep here.
--There are 3 traffic lights here.
--Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.
--There is no prison here.
--There are no bugs.
--There is no Mc Donald's here. Burger King: yes.
--Popular tourism activities include: hiking, boating, fishing, bird watching attending music festivals, and scenic road trips to experiencethe islands’ mountains, valleys and grassy hillsides, and steep coastal cliffs that harbor thousands of seabirds.
--I took a walking tour of Tinganes, the historic center of Torshavn, thriving, picturesque modern capital of the Faroe Islands. The company is Visit Torshavn.
--We might see Northern Lights tonight.