Tag: Faroe Islands

The History Of The Turf Houses In The Faroe Islands And Iceland

The tradition of building houses with turf roofs in the Faroe Islands and Iceland dates back to the Viking Age. These architectural structures are the result of the climate on these islands, the requirements of the Norse society that settled them during the early Middle Ages, and last but not least of the local environmental…


Huldufólk (Elves) In Icelandic And Faroese Folklores

In Icelandic and Faroese folktales, the ‘hidden people’ (or ‘Huldufólk’ as they are known in both Icelandic and Faroese) are supernatural beings that reside in, beneath or behind the rocks. The term ‘huldufólk’ is a synonym of ‘álfar’ (meaning ‘elves’), and has been in use since at least the beginning of the 19th century in Icelandic folklore….


Vikings In The Faroe Islands

The Norse colonisation of the Faroe Islands is documented in the ‘Færeyinga Saga‘ (literally translated as the saga of the Faroese people; also known as ‘The Saga of Thrond of Gate’), an Icelandic saga written in the early 13th century. Unfortunately, the medieval manuscript was lost in time but several passages from it were written…


The Legendary Football Match Between The Faroe Islands And Austria

The national football team of the Faroe Islands, although mostly modest in results, managed in the passing of time to obtain critical acclaim through some stunning results. The Faroe Islands Sports Association was formed in 1939. Since then, the National League was created in 1942 while cup competitions were introduced as early as 1955. From…


10 Facts You Should Know About The Faroe Islands

Here’s a list of 10 significant facts you should know about the Faroe Islands: 10. The Faroe Islands are an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean, at almost equal distance between Norway and Iceland. The islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark but have autonomous status since 1948. 9. With an area of…