Some have said that when the landscape is surrounded by this sort of weather it reminds them of the landscape in J. The Faroese love to take things easy and are not at all worried about arriving on time.But if you ever find yourself in the mood for a night out in town, you will find that Tórshavn caters for your every need with its great shops, bars, cafés and restaurants.Most visitors to the islands come between early July and late August. One of the main reasons that people visit the Faroe Islands is the incredible nature and scenery.The Faroe Islands turn extraordinarily green during the summertime.
Recent DNA analyses have revealed that Y chromosomes, tracing male descent, are 87% Scandinavian.
The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000, and a language and culture of their own.
When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5km (3 miles) away from the ocean.
In 1380 the Faroes along with Orkney, Shetland, Iceland and Greenland, came with Norway into a union with Denmark.
At the end of the Napoleonic wars, by the Treaty of Kiel in 1814, Denmark was forced to cede Norway to Sweden, but kept the Faroes, Iceland, and Greenland.