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Faroe Islands Geography and Population

Faroe Islands – geography The Faroe Islands consist of 18 islands, which are separated by narrow straits and fjords. The nearest land is the Shetland Islands 300 km to the southeast. Landscape shapes The landscape forms reflect both the volcanic rocks of the subsoil and the destructive processes that have been active since the end… Read More »

Faroe Islands History

Christianization and Norwegian government After the baptism of King Olaf I of Norway in 994 by Etereldo II, Norwegian missionaries came to the islands, invited by the important Faroese chief Sigmundur Brestisson to convert the Faroese from the Althing (now Løgting). The reluctance of the native Vikings under Tróndur í Gøtu led in 1005 to… Read More »