Faroese is a Nordic language, closely related to West Norwegian and Icelandic. Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish are widely understood and spoken, and knowledge of English is also quite common. Population around 47.000 people.
Faroe Islands are make up with 18 islands that lie in the middle of the North Atlantic, some 602 km west of Norway and 310 km north-west of Scotland -- halfway between the Shetland Islands and Iceland.
Holiday services in the Faroe Islands
The Faroese monetary unit is the krona (plural kronur), which has the same exchange value as the Danish krone. Notes in use are of 50, 100, 500 and 1000 krónur denominations, and coins come in 25 and 50 oyra, and 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 krónur denominations. The coins in use are Danish but the paper money is Faroese.
All major credit cards are accepted by airlines and larger hotels and shops. Banks and savings banks provide cash advance service on the following cards: DK, Visa, DK Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard, Access and JCB. All ATM's accept DK and DK Visa, and Eurocard, Mastercard, Access and JCB are valid at ATM's in Foroya Banki.
Local time in the Faroe Islands is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) during the winter, while in the summer it is GMT plus 1 hour.
Hotels in the Faroe Islands
Flights to Thorshavn Faroe Island
Women in national costume at the
National Holiday Festival - Olavsřka - in Tórshavn
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