Explorers of the North Atlantic since 1982

Magnificent Faroe Islands

The history of the Faroe Islands begins in approximately 625 AD when the first inhabitants, Irish monks, settled the islands. The monks were later evicted by Norwegian Vikings on expedition in the North Atlantic. Around the year 825, the first Norwegian Vikings settled on the islands where, by 900, these first Faroese had formed their own parliament which is now one of the oldest in the world. This parliament (Tingið) was situated at Tinganes where the Faroese parliament still stands today.


The Faroese language comes from Old Norse which was spoken in Scandinavia during the time of the Vikings. Smyril Line enables you to follow the Vikings’ route and have the fascinating experience of seeing the Islands appear from the sea. There is no other place like it in the world. There are cultural experiences and natural beauty everywhere you turn.


There are spectacular mountains and cliffs that cut through the islands, countless colours and odours, not to mention the unique light. It has to be seen and heard to be believed. The Faroes offer a wealth of opportunities for combining peace, quiet and relaxation with unique natural and cultural experiences.


Read more about sights and experiences on www.visitfaroeislands.com