Country with more sheep than people

as a Faroese word “sheep” means. The population of the Faroe Islands is 54 thousand, and the number of sheep in the country exceeds 80 thousand. These sheep, which are the symbol of the country and are a cold-resistant breed, can be seen all over the country.

In Faroe, which consists of eighteen islands, many of the islands are connected to each other by tunnels. Some of these tunnels pass under the sea. A long tunnel, partly passing under the sea, in the capital Torshavn, reaches the only airport in the country on Vagar Island. Helicopters are used as a means of public transportation to reach some islands.

Life is slow in the Faroe Islands, with mostly empty and quiet streets. This is true even in Torshavn, where half the country’s population lives.

The majority of the people in the island country make a living from fishing. The port and its surroundings in Torshavn constitute one of the most lively spots in the country.

Windy most of the year

In the Faroe Islands, the highest point of which is 950 meters, the wind is effective most of the time. It is also seen that flights were canceled due to strong winds that turned into a storm. In the country, where most of the year is spent with rain and snow, the number of sunny days is quite low.

Houses with grass roofs can be seen all over the country. Low-rise houses with colored walls also attract the attention of photographers. The trees in the Faroe Islands, which are covered with grass and stunted plants in terms of vegetation, are brought from abroad and grown.

The waters flowing through the hollows between the hills and mountains visually add color to the Faroe Islands.

The official languages ​​of the Faroe Islands, whose currency is the Danish Krone, are Faroese, Danish and English. There is also a small Turkish population living in the Faroe Islands.