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Welcome to the Faroe Islands! Editor

Whatever being the case and

bigger harbour facilities for

Office, by the end of 2017

paper, you can read about a

salmon enterprise of Bakkaf-

Gunnar Skúvadal gunnar@local.fo

circumstances we want you

the growing number of car-

there were just under 1300

new political party, struggling

rost and future plans?

to feel welcome, and also

go- and passenger vessels,

non-nordic foreigners living

to get recognition and being

you should know that you

setting their course our way.

in the Faroe Islands. Through

allowed to run for the Løgting

We trust that you will find

are part of a number that has

Or being it private enter-

all times, foreigners living

general election that will hap-

some things of interest in the

been growing rapidly in later

prise such as the big salmon-

here have contributed huge-

pen later this summer. Their

paper, but also want you to

years.

farm companies expanding

ly. Or, as the proverb says,

main objective being legal-

consider a visit to our web-

their facilities to answer the

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izing the cannabis drug for

site, www.local.fo for your

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growing demand for Faro-

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medical purposes. Or, you

daily news from the Faroe

ming.

ese salmon. Or, indeed, the

Foreigners here are full or

can read about the enthusi-

Islands.

growing tourism.

resources, enriching our cul-

ast Mortan Johannesen, who

If you read these lines, chances are you have picked up a copy of our last local.fo printed issue. And if you have done so, chances are you are either a tourist visiting our islands or a foreigner living here, for the time being, as a casual worker, or for good having moved here to start a family together with a local.

Many big projects, financed

tural life, being part of the

used to be a successful trawl-

by the government, are ei-

In past times, immigration

daily life and defining what

er skipper, but in his older

ther in pipeline or well un-

matters have been handled

it means to be Faroese. And,

years has decided to gear-

derway, i.e. investments in

by Denmark. Today foreign-

not least, contributing to

down and become a local

public infrastructure such as

ers in the Faroes are a Faro-

our limited genetic pool.

fisherman, selling his catch

submerged tunnels, connect-

ese matter. And according

ing the islands, or better and

to the Faroese Immigration

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These are the cleanest restaurants in the Faroe Islands Written by

the Faroe Islands. Umami in

Torleif Joensen torleif@local.fo

came in second and third.

Tórhavn and SALT in Tvøroyri

Even though most of the restaurants got away with The Faroese Food and Veter-

minor improvements, one or

inary Authority has released

two were ordered to not take

a report stating the results of

in more customers until the

surprise visits to 69 restau-

issues were solved.

rants in the Faroe Islands. The inspections were conIrish Pub, famous for the best

ducted from April to Decem-

cutlets on the islands, won

ber last year and 69 of the

the “competition” and has

109 restaurants in the Faroe

received the honor of being

Islands were included in the

the cleanest restaurant in

report.

DFI launches new fund that will finance the production of documentary films and TV series from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Denmark Written by

awareness of the Kingdom

Claus Ladegaard, the DFI’s

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

of Denmark’s realms, and

CEO, stated, according to

strengthen knowledge of the

Cineurope: “With the Nord-

local communities and their

dok fund, filmmakers from

mutual relations.

Greenland and the Faroe Islands, in particular, have a

The Danish Film Institute (DFI) is launching Norddok, a

Signed last June by Danish

better chance to produce and

new fund that will finance the

Prime Minister Lars Løkke

create stories from different

production of documentary

Rasmussen, Faroese PM Ak-

angles to the ones we might

films and TV series from the

sel V. Johannesen and Pre-

have been used to until now.

Faroe Islands, Greenland and

mier of Greenland Kim Kiel-

This initiative can help us to

Denmark.

sen, the agreement will enter

learn more about each oth-

into force in 2019. Norddok’s

er and strengthen the com-

With a total budget of DKK

total budget is supported by

munity, and hopefully it can

10 million (€1.34 million), the

the Danish Finance Act to the

serve as the basis for even

fund is part of the DKK 25

tune of DKK 8 million (€1.07

more stories from Greenland

million (€3.35 million) agree-

million), while the remain-

and the Faroe Islands.” 

ment that was incorporated

ing DKK 2 million (€268,000)

into the Danish Finance Act in

comes from licence-fee in-

order to raise young people’s

come.


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Explorers map 500+ km of the Faroe Islands Written by Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

View campaign.

revisited the Faroe Islands

imagery platform,” Mapillary

to verify the locations of fire

freshest location data will

with new equipment to up-

noted in a press release.

hydrants around the islands.

help visitors make the most

In 2016, the Faroe Islands

date the existing map cover-

One thing that stood out to

It’s fun and anyone can help,”

of their time, and allow those

were mapped over five days

age and add new roads.

the group was the number

explains Mapillary.

dreaming of a visit to enjoy

of fire hydrants they were

by Peter Neubauer, Mapil-

the

beautiful

landscapes

lary’s Chief Technical Officer,

“Equipped with multiple ac-

coming across while driving

Once the fire hydrant data

from anywhere in the world,”

In March, a group of mappers

and his son Oskar – resulting

tion

around the islands.

is verified, it will be added to

Mapillary concludes. 

traveled to the Faroe Islands

in 556 km of street-level im-

360° cameras, and the Map-

to update and collect fresh

agery available for anyone to

illary mobile apps, the group

“Since Mapillary uses com-

collaborative and freely avail-

data for Mapillary –the first

use and explore.

captured over 174.000 im-

puter vision, a form of artifi-

able map of the world.

ages that cover 533 km of

cial intelligence, to automat-

street-level imagery platform

cameras,

dashcams,

OpenStreetMap – the largest

to come to the Faroe Islands

This spring, a second group

roads – including 112 km of

ically detect fire hydrants in

“With tourism on the rise in

after the now famous Sheep

of explorers from Mapillary

new roads for the street-level

images, a game was set up

the Faroe Islands, having the

Café awakens to summer tourist season Written by

Already for the first four

Since 2015, Samson and hus-

1950’s grocery store. Antique

Daria Zellmer dariaz@local.fo

months of this year, the

band, Kent Christensen, open

grocery items, leftover from

amount of travelers through

the café each summer, after

its original owner, ornament

the Vágar Airport reached

first buying and renovating

the walls for decoration. The

10,700 more than last year,

the building in 2013. They

original owner was Hugo

Kringvarp Føroya reports.

own and run the business to-

Fjørðoy, who ran the shop

gether with their family.

with wife, Margreth Fjørðoy,

Café Fjørðoy is open again for the summer. Although its Guesthouse Hugo is open

Hugo

Fjørðoy

Café

year-round, it is already al-

Guesthouse

Maria

“We like that the place has an

in the basement, all while liv-

most fully booked for the

Samson, sees the affects of

authentic atmosphere and

ing upstairs.

season.

tourism on her business.

that we are here ourselves,”

owner,

and

and operated fish production

Maria Samson says. “With-

The guesthouse now occu-

Located on the harbor in

“I’m quite sure if it wasn’t for

out the help of my family,

pies the upstairs portion

the town of Sørvágur, Hugo

the increase in tourism, we

we would not be able to get

of

Fjørðoy

Guest-

would not be able to have all

this ‘heimliga’ homely atmo-

four

house is just a walk away

these dining places and cafés

sphere.”

rent. Guests have access to

from the ferry landing to and

in the Faroe Islands,” Samson

shared bathrooms, a com-

In the café, guests popular-

homemade

from the island of Mykines,

says. “Our guests in the café

Inside, the wood covered,

munal balcony, lounge and

ly order the Faroese salm-

Guests are welcome to show

and a five-minute drive to

and guesthouse are 85 per-

retro-style café is designed to

kitchen, and a packed lunch

on dish with a Faroese beer

up or reserve a table, Sam-

the airport.

cent tourists.”

preserve its history as an old

is included.

or homemade crepes with

son says. 

Café

and

the

building,

separate

offering

rooms

to rhubarb

jam.


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Red Cross to host family camp for newcomers in Nesvík, 11-13 October 2019

Written by

across the islands,” adds Red

workshops, talks, and eve-

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

Cross.

ning entertainments will be

The retreat has a children’s

in

program for kids to enjoy fun

could be arranged in ad-

games and activities and for

vance, if needed.

Red Cross Faroe Islands will

adults, there are workshops

– Pick-up and drop-off trans-

be hosting an intercultural

and interesting talks on is-

portation service could be

retreat for families from all

sues relevant to integration

possible

backgrounds in Nesvík on

in the Faroe Islands.

who do not have or access

for

Interpretation

participants

to transportation or coming

the island of Streymoy, 11-13 October 2019.

English.

Local Faroese families are

from places such as Suðuroy

also welcome.

and Sandoy. 

Red Cross writes that “it presents a retreat for couples and

Special notes about

families where one or more

the retreat:

member has an immigrant

– In accordance with Red

background.”

Cross’ principles of humani-

“The retreat offers an oppor-

ty, impartiality and neutrality

tunity to relax, participate

the retreat will be open for

in family-oriented activities,

people from all backgrounds.

and meet other people from

– The main language for


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Faroese bass opera singer nominated for the 2019 Nordic Council Music Prize Written by

ated unique pieces of music

leading bass roles such as

In January 2017, Mr. Bratta-

inees were announced by

have been nominated by the

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

have been nominated for this

Osmin/The Abduction from

berg received the Faroese

the Finnish conductor and

members of the national ad-

particular prize.

the Seraglio, Timur/Turan-

Cultural Prize.

former winner of the prize,

judication committees for the

Susanna Mälkki at a sold-out

music prize. 

dot,

Sparafucile/Rigoletto,

Mr. Brattaberg (53) was born

Sarastro/The

Flute,

The Nordic Council Music

launch event at the Helsinki

Faroese bass opera singer

and raised in the town of

Kaspar/Der Freischütz, the

Prize was first awarded in

Music Centre.

Rúni Brattaberg has been

Vágur and works in operas

Doctor/Wozzeck, Rocco/Fide-

1965 and recognises the cre-

nominated for the 2019 Nor-

around the world. He has

lio, and Basilio/The Barber

ation and performance of

The winner will be announced

dic Council Music Prize.

been building his repertoire

of Seville in the ensembles

music of a high artistic stan-

at an award ceremony for

with Wagner (Gurnemanz,

of the Mainz, Ulm, Detmold,

dard.

all the Nordic Council prizes

Hagen,

Bern, and Mannheim opera

According

to

Norden.org,

thirteen artists who have cre-

Hunding,

Fafner,

Pogner, Heinrich) and other

companies.

Magic

in Stockholm this autumn, The aforementioned nom-

Please help us respect our beautiful nature, wildlife and the locals You will see signs with guidelines like these while travelling in the Faroe Islands. Following these simple yet essential guidelines will help to ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable journey.

RESPECT In Faroese: ‘Virðing’

Please have virðing for the privacy of homeowners in this neighbourhood.

The village of Saksun has only eight inhabitants and is one of the most visited sites in the Faroe Islands. Please be mindful and respect the residents’ privacy.

RESPECT In Faroese: ‘Virðing’

Please have virðing for the forces of nature. Mind the weather and be particularly careful when hiking in areas with loose stones and rocks. Be aware that the surface in this area might be slippery.

RESPECT In Faroese: ‘Virðing’

Please have virðing for the birdlife in this area by walking only on the designated path and by keeping your voice down. Grassy slopes, sea cliffs and the surrounding sea provide breeding and feeding habitat for an estimated 250,000 pairs of seabirds from 15 different species. For more information about birdlife, please scan code.

RESPECT In Faroese: ‘Virðing’

Please have virðing for the environment. Walk on designated paths and remember to bring your rubbish with you. Traveling on designated paths is intended to minimize the possibility of disturbing sheep, wildlife and nature as much as possible.

on 29 October. The artists


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"Take a stand for the love of green" – Clean up Faroes goes on the offense; zero waste’s the ambition Written by

In

Føroyar

which takes place in Septem-

goal, which is to bring togeth-

and sustainability,” empha-

However, it does receive

Sylvia Alicia Mikkelsen sam@local.fo

seeks to motivate, inspire

ber, is obviously THE main ac-

er 5% of the Faroese people

sizes Sissal.

financial aid from various

and educate Faroe Islanders

tivity, and the campaign has

for the annual clean-up day.

toward sustainability. What is

indeed won the hearts and

more, the organization calls

minds of many locals. Last

“Anyone who is passionate

the organization is to achieve

on politicians and companies

September, several hundred

about the green vision and

“Zero Waste in the Faroese

“Obviously,

to go green.

Faroe Islanders around the

has the time and energy to

nature”.

grateful for this enormous

country took to the streets to

contribute is welcome to join

Sissal has this genuine advice

goodwill. Last year, Betri

clean up their nation.

our team,” states Sissal.

for all people:

Bank was our main sponsor,

In addition to the clean-up

Sissal adds that Rudda Føro-

“Believe that your own habits

received support from Arti-

We all know “Let’s Do It!

short,

Rudda

World”, a global civic movement that started from Esto-

Sigrún Mohr and Elin Lin-

nia, asking people worldwide,

denskov are the founding

including Faroe Islanders, to

mothers of Rudda Føroyar.

companies and foundations The main long-term goal of

from around the country. we

are

very

and so far this year we have day, Rudda Føroyar is, rath-

yar

from

of consumption make a dif-

con, Vónin, and Poul Hansen

While Sissal Carlsdóttir á Lag

er excitingly, in the process

all sorts of academic back-

ference to the environment.

(three Faroese companies),”

is currently the Communica-

of arranging a conference

grounds:

Everything makes a differ-

explains Sissal.

Thankfully, it would appear

tions and Social Media Man-

on the devastating effects of

that the inhabitants of the

ager of the organization:

plastic pollution. The details

“We have a volunteer with a

ways follow the 5 R’s of Zero

Who firmly believes in a

are not yet in place, but the

legal background, a graphic

Waste:”

cleaner and greener Faroe

join a series of local, national and regional clean-up events.

North Atlantic archipelago

has

volunteers

ence. If in doubt, you can al-

have heeded this particular

“We‘d heard of the World

organization hopes that the

designer, a biology student,

call for action.

Cleanup Day and wanted to

conference will take place in

communication people, one

ƒƒ

Refuse

make a difference for our

the near future.

who studies environmental

ƒƒ

Reduce

biology and so on and so

ƒƒ

Reuse (+repair)

Islands. 

In 2017, the non-governmen-

own beautiful little country.

tal organization Rudda Føro-

Since 2017, the organization

Currently, Rudda Føroyar has

forth, so it’s really a mixed

ƒƒ

Recycle

yar (Clean up the Faroes) was

has developed a lot, and we

10-15 volunteers, including

group.”

ƒƒ

Rot (compost)

namely founded, with the

receive great support,” ex-

some coordinators as well as

overarching purpose of hold-

plains Sissal.

a couple of board members.

However, the most import-

Rudda Føroyar does not re-

All of them work continu-

ant thing is that you have an

ceive financial support from

ously to achieve the primary

interest in the environment

the

ing an annual clean-up day in the Faroe Islands.

The annual clean-up day,

Faroese

government.


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Welcome to the Nordic House The cultural heart of the Faroe Islands

A Nordic institution with a diverse programme of music, literature, film, performance art, visual arts, meetings and conferences. For information about us and upcoming events please visit nlh.fo The café, SMAKKA, serves homemade, organic and wholesome food. Summer in the Nordic House Art exhibition: Ragnar Kjartansson – Nøkur Verk 15 JUN – 18 AUG Concerts: Summartónar every Monday and Thursday at 15.00 13 JUN – 15 AUG FREE ENTRY

OPENING TIMES Monday-Friday: 09.00–17.00 Saturday: 10.00–17.00 Sunday: 12.00–17.00

The Nordic House Norðari Ringvegur FO-100 Tórshavn Tel. (+298) 351 351

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Meet Martin, the hero, who provides a new hope for the homeless of the nation Written by

is generally well liked by

There, he shared his experi-

might lead to a journey of ad-

ment, as well as the Faroese

are simply lonely and need

Sylvia Alicia Mikkelsen sam@local.fo

most Faroe Islanders as it,

ence and listened vigorously

diction,” says Kúrberg.

society as a whole. It is neces-

someone to talk to.”

amongst other things, of-

to fellow addicts-gone cold

Kúrberg’s ambition is to warn

sary to look at them and ac-

fers a temporary shelter for

turkey. He eventually got the

young people about the neg-

cept them for who they are;

The shelter has 8 staff mem-

homeless people.

offer to become the leader of

ative effects of alcohol addic-

not as a problem, but as hu-

bers who work with food and

the Salvation Army homeless

tion and drug abuse.

man beings,” argues Kúrberg.

meal preparations, laundry

On an annual basis, the Sal-

The homeless shelter in Tór-

vation Army in the Faroe Is-

shavn has two schedules.

‘The Christian Mission … is a

Martin Kúrberg is the leader

shelter – a position he gladly

Volunteer Army.’

of the homeless shelter in

accepted.

Tórshavn, the capital of the When William and Cather-

Faroe Islands.

ine Booth began the work in

service, cleaning, as well as

Kúrberg

lands receives DKK 1.465.000

is also the leader of a Tór-

in subsidies from the Faroese

At

the

moment

other activities. “After so many addiction fu-

Martin Kúrberg explains:

elled years, I know the overwhelming

importance

of

London that would grow to

21 years ago, Kúrberg was

shavn-based shelter called

government, DKK 470.000

become The Salvation Army,

an alcoholic and drug addict.

“Frælsi”, i.e. “Freedom” in En-

from the Municipality of Tór-

“Anyone is welcome from 9

always having a warm meal

few would have predicted

One day, almost out of the

glish.

shavn and DKK 2.5 million

p.m. until 10 a.m. If you are

and that’s the reason why

their legacy: an organization,

blue, he decided to take a

from the Norwegian Salva-

homeless, you can get a bed,

we are constantly trying to

part of the Christian Church,

step back and join the other

This

tion Army.

get your clothes cleaned, en-

provide the best meals pos-

now working in more than

side of the table, so to speak.

helping people who are be-

joy a warm meal and have a

sible,” states Kúrberg before

shelter

emphasizes

tween 18 and 24 years of age.

Kúrberg states that he does

shower. Then, from 9 a.m.

conclusively advising people

tory spanning more than 150

“I wanted to help people who

According to Kúrberg, this is

not like to receive so much

until 9 p.m., the doors are

to “think about the stories of

years.

were going through the same

a very critical period in your

help from from the main or-

open. There is a special room

the homeless people.”

as I,” Kúrberg explains.

life.

ganization in Norway.

where people can hang out, have breakfast and socialize.

“You must not judge them for

The first step Mr. Kúrberg de-

“This is when you are most

“The homeless people should

A majority of the visitors do

the way they look, because

cided to take was to join the

susceptible to choosing a

be among the highest prior-

not necessarily have addic-

there is always a story behind

Blue Cross as a counselor.

wrong path – a path that

ities of the Faroese govern-

tion problems. Most of them

every person,” he says. 

130 countries and with a his-

Amongst those 130 countries are the Faroe Islands. The Faroese Salvation Army


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Volunteers maintain and build new cairns between Tórshavn and Kirkjubøur Written by

11 sites in the Faroe Islands

signed up for maintaining

program, I applied for it and

are. I would definitely love to

two days here,” said Rob.

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

were

tourists

and building new cairns be-

luckily I was among the cho-

come back,” said Lauren.

Lauren elaborated:

those two days, including

tween Tórshavn and Kirk-

sen ones,” Rob told Local.fo.

Both Lauren and Rob (sec-

the very popular path be-

jubøur.

closed

to

tween Tórshavn, the capital,

ond and third from left, see

“I think it is really important,

Lauren shared Rob‘s enthusi-

picture above) emphasized

as tourism is becoming more

asm about the Faroe Islands:

the importance of preserving

widespread, to think of how

nature:

you can look after the places

and Kirkjubøur, one of the

Rob and Lauren, traveling

Around 100 volunteers from

oldest villages in the coun-

salespeople

several countries across the

try.

(UK), were amongst the vol-

“The

unteers.

been on my bucket list for a

“This experience has been

ing them. It is good to pre-

globe participated in the

from

Bristol Faroe

Islands

you visit instead of just see-

have

so-called ‘Closed for Mainte-

10 people from three dif-

few years. This is an amaz-

fantastic so far. It is nice to

serve and to have the oppor-

nance, Open for Voluntour-

ferent countries – Norway,

“This is one of the places I al-

ing country, very beautiful

give something back when

tunity to come out here and

ism’ weekend, which took

Denmark and the UK plus a

ways wanted to come to, and

indeed, and it is especially

traveling, or at least have the

do such a good thing. Being

place on 26th and 27th of

couple of local team leaders

when the opportunity came

wonderful to see how wel-

opportunity to do so, and I

part of that feels nice.” 

April.

(see picture above) – had

along with this volunteer

coming the Faroese people

am really happy about these


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Kalsoy sees unprecedented surge in visitation Written by Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

“A lot of Faroe Islanders pay

most-visited attractions for

a visit to the village of Mikla­

many years.

dalur as they want to see the seal woman. Foreign tour-

Not surprisingly, July is the

ists, on the other hand, go to

busiest tourism month. In

Tourism is booming in the

the village of Trøllanes, and

July 2018, Kalsoy received

Faroe Islands.

from there they hike to Kallur

9.755 visitors.

Lighthouse,” explains Oliver That includes the northern

Thomsen, manager at Visit

11.631 people visited Kalsoy

island of Kalsoy.

Kalsoy.

in July 2016. This was a

During the last four years,

Mr. Thomsen adds that Kallur

Kalsoy has experienced an

Lighthouse has become one

unprecedented surge in visi-

of the most popular tourist

Kalsoy is an island in the

tation.

destinations in the Faroe Is-

north-east of the Faroe Is­

lands.

lands between Eysturoy and

monthly record high that still

The total number of visitors

stands.

Kunoy. The name means

Kalsoy like Svínoy and Fugloy

exploring,” writes Visit Faroe Islands.

“I think that Kallur Light­house

‘man

contrast

is a comparatively isolated

Kalsoy offers truly aston-

land was 57.594 in 2018, a

has

more

with the parallel island to

island, in that there are no

ishing views. With 13 peaks,

50% increase from 2014,

popular than St. Magnus

the east, Kunoy, the name

bridge, tunnel or causeway

11 valleys, and four villages

Kalsoy can be reached by

when 38.335 people visited

Cathedral (Kirkjubømúrurin),

of which means ‘woman is-

links to it.

with a combined population

ferry (Sam) from Klaksvík. 

the island.

which has been one of our

land’.

“Dubbed ‘the flute’ because

of less than 150, this island

even

by

is the perfect place to go

road-tunnels, the island of

to the relatively remote is-

become

island’,

of it’s thin shape and many

Faroe Islands set to become an even more expensive travel destination as Saksunite tenant farmer moves in vigi­lante ways Written by Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

leads to Saksun Beach, one

decided

money

now costs 67 USD. This fee

though they are not sup-

already been done,” Mr. Nat-

of the most popular tourist

that comes in will be used

will apply only to tourists and

posed to be scattered all over

testad told Kringvarp Føroya

destinations in the Faroe Is-

for paths and other mainte-

large groups of locals, and it

the mountain.”

back in April.

lands

nance,” said Mr. Kruse, add-

will be possible to pay the fee

that

the

ing that he is “planning to put

online or at the gate at the

“They do not read the infor-

The Trælanípan hike is just

In order to get past the gate,

up the (aforementioned) gate

start of the trail.

mation signs. They are just

under 3 kilometers. Nípan

The Faroe Islands are al-

people – i.e. Faroe Islanders

within a month.”

ignoring them,” Mr. Nattes-

estimates that the Miðvágur-

ready, as it is, one of the most

as well as foreign tourists –

tad lamented.

Trælanípan area experienced

expensive countries to visit

will have to pay an entry fee.

in the world – and now the North Atlantic archipelago

Hence, it will now cost to visit

is set to become even more

Saksun Beach.

expensive as a local farmer is

The mountain administration

around 30.000 visitors in

It is expected that the Saksun

of Nípan (Hagastýrið Nípan)

Beach admission fee will be

has implemented the fee as

Mr. Nattestad believes that

about 50-75 DKK.

it seeks to protect the local

the

aforementioned

fee

environment – including the

should have been imple-

This is the second tourist

sheep, the mountain birds

mented several years ago:

fed up with tourists walking

Mr. Kruse told Kringvarp

admission fee that has been

and last, but not least, the

“We have waited many years.

through the land he rents for

Føroya that “it is not possible

implented this year. Earli-

worn-down turf.

The sheep and the mountain

free.

to stop tourism, and thus,

er this year, local Faroese

one has to get something out

farmers decided to implent a

Jóhannus Nattestad of Nípan

and the turf is worn down.

of the tourists.”

hiking fee on the route from

told Kringvarp Føroya that

We have been patient and we

Miðvágur to Trælanípan (the

tourist-hikers are not re-

have tried to solve this prob-

Last month, Kringvarp Føroya broke the news that tenant

birds are regularly disturbed

of

“There are so many people

Slave Rock), one of the most

spectful enough. He pointed

lem, but maybe we should

Saksun has decided to put a

now, and we are forced to

popular tourist destinations

out that “they are scattered

have done this several years

gate up across the road that

do something, and we have

in the Faroe Islands. The hike

all over the mountain, even

ago. Now the damage has

farmer

André

Kruse

2018. 


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5 Future Faroe Island Stars Written by

ed younger players such as

side (despite being born in

left wing, with the ability

FC Midtjylland reserve team

er signed to a professional

Isaac Roblett ir@local.fo

Meinhard Olsen, Teit Jacob-

Denmark. He qualifies for

to cut onto his deadly right

this

surely

Portuguese side in Paços de

sen and Jakup Thomsen):

the Faroe Islands through

foot, but he also has the

won’t be long till he makes

Ferreira, and Faroe Islands

Andrias Edmundsson

his mother (who was born in

ability to play across all po-

his mark on the Faroe Is-

Under-19 captain), 17 year

sitions in the front line.

lands national team.

old striker Jóhann Joensen

season,

and

Younger brother of current

Leirvík) and would certainly

The last 12 months have

star player Jóan Símun Ed-

improve the national side,

been a pedestrian affair,

mundsson, Andrias is a tall,

so Denmark’s lose is most

An immensely talented play-

Hanus Sørensen

Superliga outfit Sönderjys-

considering the high stan-

commanding player who is

definitely the Faroe Islands

er, he posses great pace, im-

Like Lukas, Hanus likewise

kE U19), commanding goal-

dards that the Faroe Islands

also immensely calm on the

gain.

mense dribbling and a pow-

plays for the FC Midtjylland

keeper Peter Hansen (with

have set themselves. Several

ball. The 18-year-old centre

erful shot. He is also lethal

Under 19’s, albeit he is a

Superliga

fans have called for younger

back currently plays for the

Mikkelsen

19-year-

from set pieces (as many

year younger than Lukas.

Boldklub), and last but cer-

players to be brought into

Sunderland Under 18 side

old

who

is

sides have found out). If

Another highly thought of

tainly not least Stefan Ra-

the stagnating team. There

(signed from B68 Toftir),

hard-working

skilful,

Adrian can get over his fear

talent, who has also turned

dosavljevic

is a strong reason for such

but has impressed so much

currently plying his trade for

of flying, he will be a linch-

out for the FC Midtjylland

gifted attack-minded mid-

calls, as the Faroe Islands

they he has also featured

Vendsyssel FF in the Danish

pin of the national team for

reserve side. Hanus scored

field player, who has start-

national Under-17’s became

for the reserve side as well.

Superliga. This season has

many years to come.

the winner against Slovakia

ed this season impressively

to ensure the Faroe Islands

with 5 goals in 8 games for

is

a

right-winger, and

(currently signed to Danish

been his breakthrough into

the first team from the is-

giants

(a

Odense

supremely

lands to qualify for a ma-

The

Sunderland

the first team, appearing in

Lukas Giessing

qualified for the Under 17

TB Tvøroyri, in the Faroe Is-

jor footballing tournament

academy is a distinguished

4 games and even scoring

Lukas is signed to FC Midt-

European

Championship

lands Premier League), are

(2017 European Champion-

environment for Edmunds-

a goal, and considering the

jylland Under 19’s, argu-

(2017). All the more impres-

all certainly ones to watch

ship), showcasing the excit-

son to progress as a player

high standard of the Danish

ably Denmark’s best youth

sive about this feat, was the

as well. 

ing emerging talent.

and has already produced

Superliga this feat is noth-

academy, having in recent

fact he did this just a month after turning 16!!

famous

talents such as Jordan Pick-

ing to be sniffed at. Mads

years produced exception-

before,

ford, Jordan Henderson and

certainly has the pedigree

al players such as Winston

young Faroese prospects

Josh Maja. Andrias is also

and potential to reach the

Reid, Simon Kjær and Jonas

A strong and fast left-sided

are being signed by profes-

part of the Faroe Islands

big time. He seems destined

Lössl to name but a few. To

midfielder, Hanus has all

sional clubs from all over

Under-19

he

to be the next Danish-born

further this point, they even

the tools in place to suc-

Europe, as well as improv-

looks like the natural heir

player to benefit the Faro-

reached this season‘s UEFA

ceed, and add to his already

ing facilities on the islands

to Atli Gregersen’s position

ese national team; the opti-

Youth League quarter-final

tremendous heroics for the

for

hone

when he decides to hang up

mist in me screams the next

(beating Roma and Man-

Faroe Islands.

their skills, which in turn

his boots – and in my opin-

Christian Lamhauge Holst!!

chester United in the pro-

has greatly improved the

ion, is a future Faroe Islands

quality of the younger age

captain and legend in the

Adrian Justinussen

groups. The future does

making.

Adrian Justinussen is a for-

More

than

ever

youngsters

to

team,

and

look extremely bright for

cess), with Lukas ever pres-

Honourable Mentions

ent throughout.

Such was the difficulty of listing 5 players out of doz-

midable name for followers

19-year-old Giessing is a

ens of rising Faroese stars, I

the Faroe Islands. With all

Mads Boe Mikkelsen

of the Faroe Islands Premier

modern day attacking right

thought it was only right to

this in mind here is my list of

This entry is certainly the

League (Betri Deildin), last

back, who uses his pace and

include some players who I

5 future Faroe Island stars.

most left field on the list,

season‘s top goalscorer with

athleticism to transition be-

feel also have the potential

The criteria for the list is the

as to date Mads has only

20 goals. He played a huge

tween defence and attack

to become the stars of the

player must be under 21, or

appeared for the Danish

role in Havnar Bóltfelag win-

with ease. He also has a le-

next generation. The likes

not yet capped by the Men‘s

under age groups, but he

ning the league, all just at

thal right foot on him. He is

of hard-working defensive

national side (which rules

was recently called up to

the tender age of 20. Adrian

so highly thought of, that he

midfielder Magnus Jacobsen

out other extremely talent-

the Faroe Islands Under-21

is most comfortable on the

has even appeared for the

(was the first Faroese play-

Andrias Edmundsson

Mads Boe Mikkelsen

Adrian Justinussen

Lukas Giessing

Hanus Sørensen


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Useful information OPENING HOURS

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

similar to Old Norse. The words

Bars and clubs

Emergency: 112

and pronunciation can seem quite

According to regulations,

Police: +298 351448

challenging for visitors.

bars can stay open until

Medical help: 1870

00:00 on weekdays and

Taxi: Auto: +298 311234

04:00 on weekends.

Bil: +298 323232

Currency & Banks

International Phone Calls

Language

The Faroese monetary unit is the

The country code into the Faroe

Faroese, the official language,

Danish krone (DKK). The coins in

Islands from abroad is 298 plus the

is a North Germanic language,

circulation are 0.50, 1, 2, 5, 10 and

six-digit number.

20 krones. The notes are 50, 100, 500 and 1.000 krones.

Post offices Post offices can be found in

Currency exchange is available

Tórshavn as well as in all major

Fortunately, most Faroese know

at all banks around the country.

towns around the country. You can

English and Danish as these

Banks in the Faroe Islands are

purchase stamps and send letters

languages are mandatory subjects

Shops

generally open 09:30 – 16:00

and packages in the post offices.

in primary schools.

Mon.–Fri. 10.00–18.00

Monday through Friday (Thursday:

Sat. 10.00–16.00

9:30 - 18:00), except on public

Measures

holidays.

The Faroe Islands use the metric

Sun. closed.

system. As such, all driving

Most supermarkets have

Internet access

distances and speed limits are

longer opening hours.

Many cafés, coffee shops, hotels,

posted in kilometers.

bookstores and bars around the islands offer free Wi-Fi.

NIELS FINSENSGØTA 13

TÓRSHAVN

+298 315166


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Overwhelming majority of Faroe Islanders do not find ‘Negro’ offensive, poll finds offensive or not.”

Written by

Meanwhile back in the North

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

use of the Faroese equivalent

The poll is still not closed, but

of “Negro”, ‘nekari‘ , will be

the tendency is pretty clear.

Atlantic, it is unlikely that the

prohibited anytime soon. No less than 69.6% of re-

In 2016, the then U.S. President Barack Obama signed

According to a new poll,

spondents said they do not

a legislation that made the

created on Facebook yester-

find the word ‘nekari’ deroga-

words “Negro” and “Oriental”

day, an overwhelming major-

tory.

things of the past, striking the

ity of Faroe Islanders do not

racially-charged terms from

perceive the word ‘nekari’ as

27.09% of respondents said

federal law.

offensive.

they found the word offen-

In a rare instance of biparti-

A

san cooperation, the mea-

the members of the group

sure passed easily through

“Føroysk Rættstaving” (Faro-

1809 people have participat-

Republican-controlled House

ese orthography) “whether

ed in the poll so far (as of 22

and

they perceive the Faroese

May 2019, 2.40pm). 

sive, while the rest are unde-

received

unanimous

support in the Senate.

Facebook

user

asked

cided.

word “nekari” (Negro) as

Guðrun & Guðrun conspires progress Written by Daria Zellmer dariaz@local.fo

Guðrun & Guðrun. While its customers and market are international since day one, Rógvadóttir men-

Knitwear company Guðrun

tions hopes for expansion

& Guðrun implements new

with the brand’s partnership

opportunities which limit its

in the Japanese market.

affects on the environment, improve customer experi-

She states, “Currently we

ence and extend possibilities

have showrooms in Den-

to empower women.

mark, Belgium, Italy and Japan.”

As the company reevaluates environmental factors, it re-

In addition, the brand was

cently

changes

nominated this year for the

made to its packaging for

Corporate Social Responsi­

shipping web orders; vacuum

bility Brand of the Year award

packing to minimize space

in the Elle Style Awards held

and environmental impacts.

in Denmark. However, its

advertised

vision has always been to “We are working on improv-

make a difference through

thing we do,” Rógvadóttir

ing the shop and workshop

fashion and production since

says. “Other companies are

on the Faroe Islands that will

the first collections present-

working on changing course

In

production,

give the customers a much

ed in 2002.

from conventional production towards a more sustain-

“While a lot of companies

better experience,” Guðrun Rógvadóttir tells.

more conscious customers.”

“We had a dream of provid-

Current

styles

can

be

ing jobs for women that are

shopped

for

locally

at

unable to have normal jobs

Guðrun & Guðrun’s flagship

Guðrun & Guðrun employs

outside the home because of

store at Niels Finsens Gøta

knitters in the Faroe Islands,

their family role,” Rógvadót-

13 in downtown Tórshavn. 

able production. We don’t

Jordan and Peru as part of

tir tells. “Because we believe

terms

of

are either making small con-

have to change production

its women’s empowerment

that women’s empowerment

She and Guðrun Ludvig to-

scious collections, we strive

in order to fulfill new require-

projects that started in Jor-

all starts with the opportunity

gether

to be sustainable in every-

ments from the more and

dan in 2008.

to earn your own money.”

started

and

own


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OPENING HOURS

MONDAY - SUNDAY

10-17

EXHIBITION: BREKKUTÚN 6, HOYVÍK OPEN AIR MUSEUM: KÚRDALSVEGUR 15, HOYVÍK

EXHIBITION AND OPEN AIR MUSEUM

EXPERIENCE THE NATURE AND HISTORY OF THE FAROE ISLANDS www.tjodsavnid.fo


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Faroese capital of culture Gøta ready to welcome thousands of music lovers to another season of groovy festivals Written by

June and then again from

Meanwhile, preparations are

lands. Around 1000 people

Open doors, hospitality and

FOR MORE

Jens Hákun Leo jhl@local.fo

mid-August to mid-Septem-

well underway for G! Festival

bought tickets to the first fes-

the love of music and people

INFORMATION ON

ber.

2019, named by the London

tival in 2002, and ticket sales

is what drives the HOYMA

Times last year as one of the

have grown steadily ever

festival where 10 village fam-

HOYMAbit visit:

“HOYMAbit takes its name

best festivals in Europe, and

since. So has the will and de-

ilies open their homes to be

hoymabit.fo

Over the past two decades,

from the Faroese for ‘home’

described by the Guardian as

sire to create new innovative

venues for this annual event.

Gøta, on Eysturoy, has be-

and ‘bite’, so it’s all about peo-

“probably the wildest event

music events, and that’s why

Featuring

come the place to feel the

ple coming together and en-

on the Festival Calendar”.

the village of Gøta has also

artists in the most intimate

heartbeat of some of Faroes’

joying good music and good

become known for HOYMA

settings imaginable HOYMA

most exciting music. The

food, which is still such a big

Now in its 18th year, G! will

music festival and HOYMAbit.

is a unique way to experience

HOYMA visit:

famous G! Festival is Gøta’s

part of Faroese culture” says

this summer bring a wide

Faroese music, culture and

hoyma.fo

flagship

attracting

Jón Tyril, one of the founders

range of top international

HOYMA music festival start-

society. HOYMA 2019 is held

thousands of music lovers

of G! Festival and HOYMA.

acts like Fat Boy Slim and

ed in 2013 and has featured

on October 19th. 

every summer since the early

“HOYMAbit is intimate, hand-

Lewis Capaldi to perform on

some of the best known

2000s. But now,at this time

made and exclusive but at

the beach in Syðragøta – the

Faroe­ se performers in the

of year, G!’s young cousin –

the same time down to earth.

southern part of Gøta, that

line up – including Eivør,

HOYMAbit is another attrac-

One of the real attractions,”

is.

Marius Ziska, Hamferð, Lena

tion drawing residents and

Jón adds, “is that the concerts

visitors alike to the village.

are held in people’s homes,

The G! Festival was the first

Kári Sverrisson, Lyon, Guð­ rið

The festival has a Spring run

adding that touch of warmth

real outdoor music festival

Hansdóttir, Greta Svabo Bech

from May until the end of

and real Faroese hospitality.”

ever held in the Faroe Is-

as well as many others.

event,

Anders­­sen, Hanus G. Johansen,

leading

Faroese

G! Festival visit: gfestival.com


w Bo w o w k .to o ra n .fo

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Daily Excursions 2019 »It’s all about the people«

Tórshavn is one of the world’s smallest capitals, beautifully situated at the foot of the surrounding mountains and with a panoramic view of the island of Nólsoy. The town was founded in 825 AD and named after the Nordic God Thor. Concerts, theatre and exhibitions of all kinds of art are a natural part of the townscape as well as the old part of town, Reyn, with its small houses, narrow streets, grass roofs and Tinganes´ beautiful red buildings.

DKK 495,00 DKK 245,00

Included: Guide/Coach

Checklist: • Camera • Good shoes for the walk

Type in the promo code when you are discount booking and you will get a

5%

• A warm sweater/jacket • Good mood

A whole day excursion to the Northern Islands, where we drive over the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy to the village of Leirvík and from there through the 6.2 km long underwater tunnel passage, where you can experience art work by Tróndur Patursson, to Klaksvík – the fishing capital. In Klaksvík we are visiting the unique church Christianskirkjan. On this excursion you’ll have a great view of the islands Borðoy, Kalsoy and Kunoy. We visit smaller villages, viewpoints and a Viking Settlement in Leirvík. Several photostops are made during the trip.

Adult: Child:

DKK 995,00 DKK 495,00

Included: Guide/Coach/Lunch

Checklist: • Camera • Good mood

VÁGAR Wednesday 08.30-12.30

MYKINES Wednesday 08.30-19.00

Spectacular and unique landscape!

Get close to nature and wildlife!

Join us on the tour to the beautiful island of Vagar! To get there we drive via the mountain road to Norðadalsskarð where the view over the island of Koltur is extraordinary – we make photostops on the way. On the island of Vágoy we drive through the villages of Sandavág, Miðvág and Sørvág. We will make a stop in Gásadalur, where you will have a magnificent view over Tindhólm and Mykines. In Gásadalur you will get time on your own to explore the iconic waterfall Múlafossur, hike close to the cliffwalls or enjoy a cup of coffee in the café. On the way back we will make a stop in the village of Bø. Adult: Child:

DKK 595,00 DKK 295,00

Included: Guide/Coach

local.fo

Checklist: • Camera • Good shoes and warm clothes

• Good mood

Daytrip to the westernmost island of Mykines, also called bird paradise, as the island has a rich bird life. We drive by bus to the village of Sørvágur, where the ferry sails from. On the island of Mykines a local guide awaits us. The guide leads us up the steep path to the small village – the only one on the island. From here the walk up the mountain starts. On the walk you can get close to puffins – the small charming bird with the colourful beak.

Adult: Child:

DKK 1.495,00 DKK 745,00

Included: Coach/Ferry/Guide/Lunch

Checklist: • Camera • Hiking boots!

• Warm clothes • Rainjacket • Binoculars

VESTMANNA BIRD CLIFFS Thursday 12.30-17.30

NORTHERN EYSTUROY Friday 09.00-15.00

Breathtaking high cliffs and a rich birdlife!

Beautiful villages in unreal surroundings!

By bus we drive via the mountain road to Vestmanna where the excursion boat awaits. The boat sails along the popular birdcliffs and grottoes. If the weather allows it, the boat sails into a narrow strait, deep grottoes and close to the 600 m high wall, where thousands of seabirds breed. On the tour we stop by the village of Leynar, where we can see handmade salmonstairs and one of the favourite beaches of the faroese people, and we make a stop in Kvívík, where we explore the old Viking settlements. Adult: Child:

DKK 795,00 DKK 395,00

Included: Guide/Coach/Boat Trip

Checklist: • Camera • Warm clothes + rain jacket

• Binoculars • A little snack • Good mood

Driving past the old whaling station Áir to the village of Saksun surrounded by high mountains in beautiful settings. Continue to the village Funningur, where the first vikings settled down. Next we visit the scenic village of Gjógv. On the way we stop to see the stone formations “The Giant and the Hag” – Risin og Kellingin – and here you can also see the highest mountain on the Faroe Islands. Several photostops are made during the trip. Adult: Child:

DKK 895,00 DKK 445,00

Included: Guide/Coach/Lunch

Checklist: • Camera • Good mood

VESTMANNA BIRD CLIFFS Saturday 12.30-17.30

SANDOY AND KIRKJUBØUR Sunday 08:30-18:00

Breathtaking high cliffs and a rich birdlife!

Unspoiled, traditional and full of good history

By bus we drive via the mountain road to Vestmanna where the excursion boat awaits. The boat sails along the popular birdcliffs and grottoes. If the weather allows it, the boat sails into a narrow strait, deep grottoes and close to the 600 m high wall, where thousands of seabirds breed. On the tour we stop by the village of Leynar, where we can see handmade salmonstairs and one of the favourite beaches of the faroese people, and we make a stop in Kvívík, where we explore the old Viking settlements. Adult: Child:

DKK 795,00 DKK 395,00

Included: Guide/Coach/Boat Trip

Checklist: • Camera • Warm clothes + rain jacket

de

NORTHERN ISLANDS Tuesday 09.00-16.00 An opportunity to experience the life on the Northern Islands!

TÓRSHAVN Monday 09.00-12.00 Experience our small capital

Adult: Child:

Promo co

• Binoculars • A little snack • Good mood

Tour information Language: Scandinavian and English. Start: Pickup starts at the departure start time and continues approx. 15 min. after the start of the excursion, due to pick up in different places. Please have voucher / ticket ready! Clothes: Due to changing weather conditions, we recommend warm clothes.

First we take the ferry to the beautiful Sandoy where traditional Faroese lifestyle can still be experienced. There are many places of interest on this island such as puffin colonies and bird cliffs. On the tour we visit Kirkjubø, which was a diocese from the year 1111; and the Olav´s Church is from year 1200. We make photo stops, and lunch is included.

Adult: Child:

DKK 995,00 DKK 495,00

Included: Guide/Coach/Ferry/Lunch

Checklist: • Camera • Good mood

Booking at www.tora.fo Reservation/booking: Only orders made the day before or earlier, are guaranteed, with the exception of boat trips. There are no excursions on 28-29 July. Some of the excursions are dependent on the weather, such as the Sailing trips, hiking and observation tours and we assume full right to change the trip depending on weather conditions. Please visit our web site www.tora.fo for booking and more information.

TORA TOURIST · Hoyvíksvegur 66 · FO-100 Tórshavn · Faroe Islands · tel: +298 315505 · tora@tora.fo · www.tora.fo


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PUB QUIZ IN ESSABARR

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THE SUÐUROY CABARET 2019

06 JUN SUÐUROY 200 DKK

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SMIÐJAN Í LÍTLUVÍK

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ÚTILÍV STREETPARTY

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ARNOLD LUDVIG TRIO

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 70 DKK

SILLY WALK GONGA

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

LÍV

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

VØGGAN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

BOJSENSGARÐUR

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ARTISTISK KOMMANDO, FÆRØERNE

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE


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GAMLI KIRKJUGARÐUR

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

FØROYA SJÓSAVN

08 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 125 DKK

RÚNI BRATTABERG, TÓRSHAVN MALE CHOIR AND STUDENT CHOIR COPENHAGEN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

08 JUN DJÓRADAGUR Í HÚSAVÍK SANDOY (FAMILY DAY) 50 DKK

STEINPRENT

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

SHARONS'MEN

08 JUN NORÐOYGGJAR 200 DKK

TJÓÐSAVNIÐ

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

TOUR TO TINDHÓLMUR

09 JUN VÁGAR 600 DKK

ØSTRØM

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

SUMMARTÓNAR CONCERT IN FUNNINGUR CHURCH

09 JUN EYSTUROY FREE

HANDILSGØTAN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

KIDS OLYMPIC

09 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 50 DKK

LISTAHØLLIN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

FAROE ISLANDS NORWAY

10 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 200 DKK

TINGHÚSGARÐURIN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

GROWTH - A 4 DAY ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

20 MAY - 10 JUN NÓLSOY 2000 DKK

CULTURE NIGHT 2019

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

CONCERT WITH HILLSONG YOUNG&FREE

11 JUN EYSTUROY 0 - 195 DKK

FØROYA RÆTTUR

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

HOYMABIT JUNE 11TH

11 JUN EYSTUROY 450 DKK

MYNDABOKS

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THE ENVIRONMENTAL WEEK OF TVØROYRI

11 JUN - 16 JUN SUÐUROY FREE

07 JUN ON A STROLL THROUGH TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) TÓRSHAVN FREE

YEAR ONE SONGBIRDS

12 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 20 DKK

BREWING ART

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

CHOIR CONSERT WITH TARIRA

12 JUN EYSTUROY 100 DKK

CATHOLIC CHURCH

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

SENIOR EVENT

12 JUN - 13 JUN VÁGAR 220 DKK

BLÁBAR

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

13 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

PILATES VÆLVERA

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

RÓGVI KVINTETT

13 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 100 DKK

ULLVØRUHÚSIÐ

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

HERBORG TORKILSDÓTTIR - LIVE AT MAGGIES

14 JUN NÓLSOY 110 DKK

LISTASAVN FØROYA

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THE GOLDEN AGE OF SWING

15 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 150 - 250 DKK

TÓRSHAVNAR KOMMUNA

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

RUNUTUSK 2019

15 JUN EYSTUROY 395 DKK

TVØRMEGI

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

EXHIBITION: RAGNAR KJARTANSSON - NØKUR VERK (IS)

15 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

TÓRSHAVNAR SLØKKILIÐ

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

SVAVAR KNÚTUR OG GUÐRIÐ HANSDÓTTIR

15 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 150 DKK

MYNDLIST

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

200 - LIVE CONCERT AT MAGGIES

15 JUN NÓLSOY FREE

CITY LIBRARY

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

LIGHTOUT TRIO & HETTARHER

15 JUN EYSTUROY 150 DKK

SIRKUS

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

BÁRÐUR JOHANNESEN / SUMMARTÓNAR AT MAGGIES

16 JUN NÓLSOY FREE

FAROE ISLANDS - SPAIN

07 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 200 DKK

SUMMER TUNES MATTIAS KAPNAS

16 JUN EYSTUROY 100 DKK

EXHIBITION: THE SEARCH FOR THE FAROESE COLOURS

07 JUN - 08 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

JÓSEF ZACHARIASSEN

16 JUN SUÐUROY 100 DKK

PUB QUIZ IN ROYKSTOVAN

22 FEB - 27 DEC NORÐOYGGJAR FREE

MONDAY CONCERT – SUMMARTÓNAR

17 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

PUB QUIZ IN IRISH PUB

10 MAY - 26 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

WORKSHOP: BEINGNESS IN NATURE (DANISH SPEAKING)

18 JUN STREYMOY 300 DKK

SUMMER ART 2019

01 JUN - 31 AUG NORÐOYGGJAR FREE

HOYMABIT JUNE 18TH FEAT. KÁRI SVERRISSON

18 JUN EYSTUROY 450 DKK


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ACOUSTIC EIDOLON

20 JUN NÓLSOY 100 DKK

MONDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

15 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

20 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

18 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

KÁRI SVERRISSON AND HANS JACOB KOLSLÍÐ

21 JUN NÓLSOY 160 DKK

ENSEMBLE 6263

20 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 100 DKK

MIDSUMMERS BONFIRE IN VÁGUR

21 JUN SUÐUROY FREE

NORTH CULTITUDE 6263 SINFONIETTA

21 JUL SUÐUROY 100 DKK

EDITH JAKOBSEN OG ALLAN TAUSEN CONCERT AT MAGGIES

22 JUN NÓLSOY 110 DKK

MONDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

22 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

BILLY JOEL 70 YEAR HONORARY CONCERT

22 JUN NORÐOYGGJAR 200 DKK

BUDAM

25 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 150 DKK

SIGNAR Í HOMRUM

01 JUN - 22 JUN NORÐOYGGJAR FREE

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

25 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

MONDAY CONCERT – SUMMARTONAR

24 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

FAROE PRIDE

27 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON & THOMAS LOEFKE

25 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 450 DKK

F'LJÓÐ LIVING ROOM CONCERT AND LITERARY EVENING

25 JUN - 27 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 250 DKK

HOYMABIT JUNE 25TH FEAT. KÁRI SVERRISSON

25 JUN EYSTUROY 450 DKK

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

01 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

F'LJÓÐ LIVING ROOM CONCERT AND LITERARY EVENING

25 JUN - 27 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 250 DKK

OVASTEVNA 2019

02 AUG - 03 AUG NÓLSOY FREE

SUMMARTÓNAR CONCERT IN RUNAVÍK

26 JUN EYSTUROY 100 DKK

SUMMERTUNES

04 AUG EYSTUROY 100 DKK

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

27 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

MONDAY CONCERT – SUMMARTÓNAR

05 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

CONCERT WITH ACOUSTIC EIDOLON AND THOMAS LOEFKE

27 JUN VÁGAR 50 DKK

MONDAY CONCERT – SUMMARTONAR

08 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

BUDAM

28 JUN NÓLSOY 210 DKK

SUMMER FESTIVAL

08 AUG - 10 AUG NORÐOYGGJAR 200 - 1000 DKK

VOXBOTN MUSIC FESTIVAL

29 JUN TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 100 - 650 DKK

AYUMI TANAKA , IVAR MYRSET ASHEIM, BÁRÐUR POULSEN

11 AUG SUÐUROY 100 DKK

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON & THOMAS LOEFKE

30 JUN SUÐUROY 100 DKK

STELLA POLARIS

11 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 50 - 100 DKK

MONDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

01 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

MONDAY CONCERT – SUMMARTONAR

12 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

04 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

HOYMABIT AUGUST 13TH FEAT. GRETA SVABO BECH

13 AUG EYSTUROY 450 DKK

JENS MARNI Á MAGGIES

05 JUL NÓLSOY 212 DKK

F'LJÓÐ LIVING ROOM CONCERT AND LITERARY EVENING

25 JUN - 27 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 250 DKK

MAGGIES MUSIC MARATHON

06 JUL NÓLSOY 50 DKK

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

15 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ALDUBÁRAN

06 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 100 DKK

CONCERT WITH JASMIN

16 AUG NÓLSOY 212 DKK

FOLK FESTIVAL

07 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 100 DKK

THE FAROESE SAILOR’S DAY

17 AUG NORÐOYGGJAR FREE

AURA DUO

07 JUL SUÐUROY 100 DKK

18 AUG MONKEYRAT & D-SISTAS SUÐUROY 100 DKK

FOLK FESTIVAL IN MYKINES

08 JUL VÁGAR 100 DKK

VESTURSKIN - CULTURE WEEK

18 AUG - 24 AUG VÁGAR FREE

MONDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

08 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

HOYMABIT AUGUST 20TH FEAT. GUÐRIÐ HANSDÓTTIR

20 AUG EYSTUROY 450 DKK

THURSDAY CONCERT SUMMARTÓNAR

11 JUL TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) FREE

ACCORDION FESTIVAL IN FUGLAFJORDUR

23 AUG - 25 AUG EYSTUROY 450 - 650 DKK

G! FESTIVAL

11 JUL - 13 JUL EYSTUROY 295 - 995 DKK

HOYMABIT AUGUST 27TH FEAT. KÁRI SVERRISSON

27 AUG EYSTUROY 450 DKK

VESTANSTEVNA

12 JUL - 14 JUL VÁGAR FREE

F'LJÓÐ LIVING ROOM CONCERT AND LITERARY EVENING

25 JUN - 27 AUG TÓRSHAVN (CAPITAL) 250 DKK


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Practice your Suduko skills

Guess the biggest Faroese islands

Write from 1-10 (1 is the biggest)

Island

Kalsoy Kunoy Viðoy Sandoy Streymoy Borðoy Suðuroy Svínoy Vágar Eysturoy


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