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ABOVE: A black-and-white Faroese sheep sheds its
wool in the summer.
Tourism and general links
This is the islands' official tourist site.
phrases in Faroese, national statistics, and shopping (including Faroese
badges) are among the things you'll find here.
The Faroe Islands -
Details about the major islands, local bird life, Faroese history, and more.
Give a salute to the red, white, and blue.
Faroe Islands Photographs
A dozen color and black-and-white photos from Framtak.
Get month-by-month temperature and rainfall averages for the Faroese capital,
in metric or
Check current weather conditions in Tórshavn and view a forecast in metric or
The Faroese are touchy on the subject of whaling. Citizens kill pilot
whales with knives during traditional hunts along the shoreline, with the
mercury- and PCB-tainted meat being distributed among members of the
community. See Wikipedia's
in the Faroe Islands article for more information and links to other
the Faroe Islands
Nordic studies are a mainstay of the country's publicly funded university,
which also offers summer language courses and travel scholarships.
Odds and ends
Order postage stamps, look up addresses of post offices, or learn what it
costs to send a postcard to the folks back home.
Faroe Islands - Introduction