The Faroe Islands

Published: Apr 15, 2017 19:15

The Faroe Islands, also spelled the Faeroes, are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometres (200 miles) north-northwest of Scotland. Its area is about 1,400 square kilometres (541 square miles) with a population of 50,030 in April 2017. The Faroe Islands are an autonomous country within the Danish Realm.

The land of the Faeroes is rugged, and these islands have a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc): windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Despite this island group's northerly latitude, temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream.

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands