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Consulate General of Denmark
One Dag Hammerskjold Plaza
885 Second Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2201
Tel: 212 223 4545
Fax: 212 754 1904
Web site: Consulate General in New York
The official web site for tourism: Visit Faroer
Faerøer, the "Sheep Islands" are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, betwen Scotland, Norway and Iceland. There are 18 islands with a total surface of 1,396 km2.
The archipelago is an autonomous region of Denmark. Seventeen of the islands are inhabited: Streymoy, Eysturoy, Vagar, Mykines, Suduroy, Stora Dimun, Skuvoy, Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, Nolstoy, Bordoy, Kalsoy, Kunoy, Vidoy, Svinoy and Fugloy. The eightteenth, Litla Dimun, is uninhabited.
Around 625 Irish monks are supposed to have been the first settlers. But around 825 they were driven away by Norwegian Vikings. Around 900 they elected their first parliament, which belongs to the oldest in the world. It was located on Tinganes where the Faerøer parliament still has its seat.
Faerøer is related to Old Norwegian. English is generally spoken and understood.
The climate is mild because of the influence of the Gulfstream. The average temperatures are between 3 and 11 degrees centigrade, depending on the season.
Safety and security
Traveling in some countries or regions can be dangerous. That isn't always a reason not to go there, but part of preparing well for a trip includes finding out about possible risks.
A good place to find information is the web site of the CIA World Factbook Faroe Islands. Always seek advice from your own country's foreign department as well.
For up-to-date information about health risks go to the site of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Faroe Islands. Always consult your family doctor as well.
Plan your trip to Faroe Islands online
Through online reservation systems like À la Carte Vacations you can book airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and holiday houses. You can build a fly-drive itinerary with maximum flexibility, book a flight plus a hotel hotel for a night or weekend. Without the limitations of package deals from travel organisations and most times for a much better price.