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The Faroe or Faeroe Islands [1] (in Faroese Føroyar) are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, although they politically aim for higher independence. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000 (48.511 November 2010), and a language and culture of their own. When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept. Most visitors to the islands come between early July and late August.

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Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway.

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The Faroes are eighteen North Atlantic islands located northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. Since 1948 they have been an …

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Generalities

The Faroese tourist season is very short. It begins in May and ends by September. Most visitors come between July and August by far. If you would like to avoid the busiest season, it is best to visit the Faroes in late May or early June. The Faroese weather has its own temperament and is a lot like the weather in neighboring regions, just more unpredictable.

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Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway.

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Formalities

The Faroes were colonized by Norwegians in the 9th century – according to history the first settler was Grímur Kamban, a Norwegian Viking who made his home in Funningur on Eysturoy in 825. The Faroese population has largely descended from these settlers. Recent DNA analyses have revealed that Y chromosomes, tracing male descent, are 87% Scandinavian. However, the studies also show that mitochondrial DNA, tracing female descent, is 84% Scottish. Today the population is 48,511 (1st November 2010). About 19,870 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir (Tórshavn Municipality). About 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the islands. 4,750 people live in Suðuroy, the southernmost islands (1 January 2010) and 1330 people live on Sandoy island (1 January 2010). Faroese is the national language, it is rooted in Old Norse.

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Mar 16, 2012 – Formalities to enter in the Faroe Islands, entry requirements, passports, visas.

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Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway.

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Visas

If you do not normally need a visa for Denmark, you can visit the Faroe Islands visa-free under the same rules (90 days in a half year). If you do need a visa for Denmark, be sure to inform the embassy when you apply that you’ll be visiting the Faroe Islands, as Schengen-area visas issued for the mainland do not apply to the Faroe Islands (or Greenland).

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The Faroe Islands are tied to the Danish immigration policy, but despite this there are some differences in working, residing and visiting. See also Living in the …

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Work

Shops generally open from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, later on Thursday and 9am to noon (sometimes 2pm) on Saturday. Banks work from 9.30am to 4pm, opening until 6pm on Thursdays.

Eateries typically open around noon and close between 10pm and midnight, though several open evenings only. Pubs and cafés often stay open till 3am at weekends.

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Citizens from the Nordic countries are free to reside, study and work in the Faroe Islands. All EU citizens, except Nordic nationals, need a residence and work …

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Work in Faroe Islands, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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The Faroese society welcomes people, who want to come to the islands to either set up a business, work or study. Submitted residence and work permits are …

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May 27, 2011 – Since many people on the Faroe Islands work as sailors and fishermen thus working one month-shifts, you’ll probably come across many …

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Faroe Islands career, job search and employment and information resource center. Investigate business, healthcare, education, financial and government …

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Accommodation

Most traditional Faroese cuisine involves meat, either lamb or fish. The traditional Faroese kitchen mainly owes its food traditions to the archipelago´s harsh climate. This is due to the fact that in earlier days the food culture on the islands was not very extensive. It is hard to find a Faroese dish on the menu of a restaurant, but it is possible at certain restaurants and hotels.

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Accommodation Eysturoy. Kunningarstovurnar í Eysturoy: Runavík Tourist information – Self-catering / Bed & Breakfast Heiðavegur FO-620 Runavík Tel. 417060 …

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Study

Unemployment is the lowest in Scandinavia.

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Citizens from the Nordic countries are free to reside, study and work in the Faroe Islands. All EU citizens, except Nordic nationals, need a residence and work …

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Group focuses on stamps, postmarks, and postal history of the self-governing region of Denmark.

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One of these studies is of children born on the Faroe Islands whose mothers ate whale meat and blubber. The other is from New Zealand, where the exposure is …

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Work in Faroe Islands, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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Health care

There are emergency wards at the hospital in Tórshavn, Klaksvík on Borðoy and Tvøroyri on Suðuroy. Doctors around the islands provide emergency assistance. A lot of hospital staff are residents of Denmark who spend periods on the Faroes to supplement the local health staff. The coast guard and Atlantic Airways have helicopters that may be used in emergencies. Police stations are found in most parts of the Country.

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The health risks while travelling in the Faroe Islands are minimal and it is not necessary … though, you have to approach the Faroese landscape with great care.

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Before visiting the Faroe Islands, you may need to get the following … To have the most benefit, see a health-care provider at least 4–6 weeks before your trip to …

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Health care. On the Faroe Islands it is necessary to belong to a health insurance fund to receive public medical treatment. Everybody above the age of 18 pays …

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On the Faroe Islands it is necessary to belong to a health insurance fund to receive public medical treatment. Everybody above the age of 18 pays subscriptions …

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Bank

When German forces occupied Denmark on 9 April 1940, the Danish krone was used in the Faroes. However, all exchange between the Faroes and Denmark halted as a result of the occupation, leaving one currency to develop in two markets independently of each other. On 31 May 1940, special Faroese banknotes were introduced. They consisted of Danish notes with a special stamp. These notes replaced unstamped Danish at par.

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Banks Eysturoy. Eik Banki Í Støð 5. FO-530 Fuglafjørður Tel. 348000. Fax 348812 fuglafjordur@eik.fo. Eik Banki Mýrivegur 5. FO-460 Norðskáli Tel. 348000 …

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There are two currencies of equal values in the Faroe Islands: the Faroese króna and the Danish krone. While the Faroese goverment prints its own bank notes …

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Føroya Banki is the only commercial bank in the Faroe Islands. Apart from Føroya Banki, three savings banks operate in the Islands. The banking system is …

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Tax

The purpose of this Agreement is to promote international co-operation in tax matters through exchange of information. It was developed by the OECD Global Forum Working Group on Effective Exchange of Information (“the Working Group”). The Working Group consisted of representatives from OECD Member countries as well as delegates from Aruba, Bermuda, Bahrain, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Isle of Man, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands Antilles, the Seychelles and San Marino.

The Agreement grew out of the work undertaken by the OECD to address harmful tax practices. The lack of effective exchange of information is one of the key criteria in determining harmful tax practices. The mandate of the Working Group was to develop a legal instrument that could be used to establish effective exchange of information. The Agreement represents the standard of effective exchange of information for the purposes of the OECD’s initiative on harmful tax practices.

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Model agreement on exchange of information on tax matters, developed by the OECD Global Forum Working Group on Effective Exchange of Information …

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In the Faroe Islands, interest income, capital gains and losses, and dividends are given equal status in terms of taxation. Individuals pay a tax rate of 35%, while …

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Transports

The first motor road connecting two villages wasn’t built until 1916, and travellers were limited to mountain paths and rowing boats. Nevertheless, today driving is easy with an excellent 600-km network of well maintained tarmaced roads and tunnels. The density of cars is one of the highest in Europe.

The numerous road tunnels in the Faroe Islands mean that drivers of large vehicles must plan their routes by finding out in advance which tunnel they can enter. Driving is on the right and most road signs follow international standards. Headlights must be on when driving and the use of seat belts is required. The speed limit is 80 kph (50 mph) outside towns and villages, and 50 kph (30 mph) in the towns and villages. For cars with trailers, the speed limit is 50 kph and for caravans the speed limit is 60 kph. The consequences for speeding are severe. Sheep graze freely on both sides of the main roads, so they will cross at their own will. Also they may hide from bad weather just inside the tunnels, which causes many collisions each year.

Parking in the towns of Tórshavn, Klaksvík and Runavík is restricted. Parking discs must be displayed in the lower right hand corner of the front windscreen showing the time you parked your car. These display discs are available at no charge from banks and the tourist offices. There is a fine of DKK 200 for parking violations.

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Transport in Faroe Islands. Arriving and departing using public transportation in Faroe Islands such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries – Lonely Planet.

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International Transport Airline Company. Atlantic Airways Vágar Lufthavn FO-380 Sørvágur Tel. 341000/341010. Fax 341021 booking@atlantic.fo www.atlantic.

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Driver’s licence

A driver’s license/licence or driving licence is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway. The laws relating to the licensing of drivers vary between jurisdictions. In some jurisdictions, a license is issued after the recipient has passed a driving test, while in others, a person acquires a license before beginning to drive. Different categories of license often exist for different types of motor vehicles, particularly large trucks and passenger vehicles. The difficulty of the driving test varies considerably between jurisdictions, as do factors such as age and the required level of practice.

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Driver’s license issued in the Faroe Islands or countries that are parties to the EEA Agreement gives the holder the same rights he or she has under the license …

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Useful info on International Driving permit/International Driving Licence/IDP. What is an … Do I need an IDP if I have a Cayman Islands Drivers License? Reply …

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Driver’s licences issued in other countries may be used in the UK for a limited … a category B passenger car licence from the Faroe Islands and Republic of …

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Removal

According to the Færeyinga Saga, it was the Viking chief Sigmundur Brestisson, who brought Christianity to the Faroe Islands. On the orders of the Norwegian King Olav Trygvason, Sigmundur forced the island people to convert to Christianity in 999 AD. Resistance to the new religion, led by the notorious Tróndur í Gøtu, was quickly suppressed; and even though Sigmundur himself lost his life, Christianity gained a foothold.

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Communications

The native and official language of the Faroes is Faroese, which is a West Nordic or West Scandinavian language. It is one of three insular Scandinavian languages descended from the Old Norse language spoken in Scandinavia in the Viking Age, the others being Icelandic and the extinct Norn, which is presumed to have been mutually intelligible with Faroese. Speakers of modern Scandinavian languages such as Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Icelandic may be able to puzzle out the written language, though spoken Faroese is generally not mutually intelligible with these languages.

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The Faroese Telecom Group (Føroya Tele) is the major provider of telecommunications in the Faroe Islands with subsidiary companies FT Samskifti, FT Net, and …

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Jun 29, 2010 – Faroe Islands Profile Faroe Islands in the Wikipedia Faroe Islands history, politics, map, geography, economy, demography, full information and …

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Feb 12, 2013 – I’m visiting the Faroe Islands, having been asked to give some thoughts on how this group of 18 islands could market themselves more …

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Facts and statistics about the Telephone system of Faroe Islands. Updated as of 2012.

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Faroe Islands’s Communications Infrastructure. Telephones – main lines in use: 24,000 (2004). Telephones – mobile cellular: 41,300 (2004). Telephone system …

Leisure

Despite the changes a modern society such as the Faroese is constantly going through, the open sea surrounding it remains the same. It can still give you an intense feeling of wanting to rediscover the world. The Faroe Island is the perfect destination for a fishing or active holiday. Step aboard a boat, breathe the fresh air and come in close contact with nature, enjoy the noise from the bird cliffs or enter one of the astonishing grottos where you can experience unique concerts. For the more adventurous, the wild sea surrounding the Faroe Islands is ideal for diving and surfing. Get inspired and find just the right activity for you in the wide choice of experiences offered on sea.

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Faroe Islands: find ratings for Leisure, Fitness and Pleasure Providers and other travel professionals in Faroe Islands.

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Shopping in Faroe Islands. British Corner Shop (BCS) is the online supermarket for British expats, delivering over 8,000 food, drink, toiletries and household …

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General info, events, leisure. A lot of useful facts and general information can be found in tourist brochures. A good example of such a brochure is “Faroe Islands …

Miscellaneous

When matches are live, you will find “Live Now!” Tab as red, which indicates that match is now started. Further more if you want to know that which player has scored goal and at what time of the match? No need to be worried. Your one click would give you complete detail. Where to click? Click on the score that is shown at center of two teams. A pop up box will appear on screen that has all the information about the goals and time of scoring point.

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Websites of participating countries. Miscellaneous: Video: Nature & Travel: Faroe Islands – A Different Experience · Video: Music: Eivør Pállsdóttir – Trøllabundin …

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A non profit website where you can text message your GPS location to your own website, Waypoints, Trails, Routes and Google Earth. We also offer free …

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