Visit Faroe Islands - Travel to Torshavn, Streymoy, Eysturoy
The Faroe Islands (also known as Faeroe Islands, Faroes or Faeroes) include eighteen different islands and literally means "Sheep Islands." Located in Northern Europe, this group of islands is situated between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Norwegian Sea. The capital city is Tórshavn. The official language is Faroese, which is similar to Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Danish. The main currency is the Danish Krone.
Streymoy (Stromø) is the largest of the Faroe Islands in terms of both population and land mass. Tórshavn, the largest city in the Faroes and the capital, is located on its southeastern coast. Tórshavn is situated on a small peninsula with harbors on two sides. The streets are narrow but quaint. All in all, this town is a charming spot to visit for a bit of quiet relaxation.
The River Dalsa scenically divides Saksun, located on Streymoy Island, into two sections. This hillside community offers excellent fishing opportunities at a nearby tidal pool.
Incredible boat tours capture the awesome spectacle of the Vestmanna bird cliffs that are located on the northwestern side of Streymoy. Between the powerful views of the towering cliffs and the variety of birds including kittiwakes and razorbills, visitors are sure to catch an eyeful.
Kirkjubøur, dating back to medieval days, has the ruins to prove it, including the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral. Another interesting sight is that of an ancient farmhouse, 900 years old. It includes a museum that is typically open to visitors during the summer. St. Olav's Church, dating back to 1111, is also available to the public.
Føroya Fornminissavn, the historical museum, showcases interesting displays of artifacts and accompanying text and photographs. In the lower regions, visitors can gaze upon a carving that portrays a meeting between the Virgin Mary and Elizabeth.
Eysturoy ("East" Island) is the second largest of the Faroe Islands in terms of both population and land mass. At the northeastern tip of Eysturoy sits the tiny village of Gjógv.
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