The Faroe Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Over the years, the Faroese have taken control of most domestic matters. Areas that remain the responsibility of Denmark include military defence, police, justice, currency and foreign affairs. The Faroe Islands also have representatives in the Nordic Council as members of the Danish delegation.
The islands were associated with and taxed by Norway, then the Union of Kalmar, and then Denmark-Norway until 1814, when Norway was united with Sweden. Scandinavia was in political turmoil following the Sixth Coalition of the Napoleonic Wars, when the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the Faroes, Iceland and Greenland in 1814. The Danish trade monopoly ended in 1856.
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Travel from June 2 to Mar 10
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One thought on “THE FAROE ISLANDS _ 0541

  1. I am sure you will delete this comment but while the Faroe Islands are beautiful they continue to slaughter 1000’s of highly intelligent, pregnant pilot whales every year. The meat is toxic yet the suffering continues at a time when science tells us these dolphins deserve rights. Until you stop harming the people of the sea I will recommend the Shetland Islands not home of the bloody grind. So sorry!


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