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Pictures website for Faroe Islands

www.tripadvisor.in/LocationPhotos-g190329-Faroe_Islands.html

Faroe Islands pictures: Check out TripAdvisor members’ 23 candid photos and videos of landmarks, hotels, and attractions in Faroe Islands.

photography.nationalgeographic.co.in/…of…/faroe-islands-village/

Jun 26, 2012 – See a photo of a village in the Faroe Islands and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.

www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/10/a-trip…faroe-islands/100388/

Oct 16, 2012 – Collected here are images of the Faroes from recent years. … The Faroe Islands, as seen from orbit by NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites on …

www.framtak.com/photos/

Hundreds of photographs taken in the Faroe Islands – a small Nordic nation south of Iceland.

www.getalookatthis.com/2008/02/10/the-amazing-faroe-islands/

Feb 10, 2008 – I recently stumbled on some nice photos of some very interesting looking islands. On further investigation I found that these were the Faroe …

In the North Atlantic, halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroe Islands are home to more than 50,000 people. The rugged, treeless archipelago is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and has been inhabited by humans (and sheep) since the early 8th century. The local economy relies heavily on fishing and maritime industry. The unique landscape and location attracts photographers with its fantastic play of light between sun, cloud, meadow, cliff, and sea. Collected here are images of the Faroes from recent years.

The village of Gásadalur with the island of Mykines in the background. Until a tunnel was built in 2004, the 16 residents living in Gásadalur had to take a strenuous hike or horseback ride over the steep 1,300-foot (400-meter) mountain in order to make it to the other villages. It was a rare sunny day in the Faroe Islands and I had to wait until the clouds rolled in to provide some softer light. I decided to go with a long exposure (1 minute and 10 seconds) to illustrate the force of the wind and a serene sea among the isolated islands.

I recently stumbled on some nice photos of some very interesting looking islands. On further investigation I found that these were the Faroe Islands and that they lie north, north west of the UK approximately 300km from the top end of Scotland and between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea. All of the photos are by Olavur Frederiksen and I highly recommend that you visit his website links at the end of this story to see many more of his photos.

Not much is known of the earliest history of the islands, Irish hermits (monks) settled on the islands in the sixth century, bringing with them sheep and oats as well as early Irish language.

Around 650 AD the Vikings replaced the Irish, bringing with them the Old Norse language, which has evolved into the currently spoken (Faroese) language which is spoken today. These viking settlers came from Norwegian settlements in Shetland, Orkney and islands in the Irish Sea.

Norwegian control of the Islands continued until 1380, when Norway entered into the Kalmar Union with Denmark and control gradually transferred to Denmark. When this union between Norway and Denmark was dissolved as a result of the Kiel Treaty in 1814, Denmark retained control of the Faroe Islands.

During World War 2 the British army occupied the islands so as to strengthen control of the North Atlantic, however after the war control reverted back to Denmark and a home-rule regime was implemented granting a high degree of local autonomy.

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