Faroe Islands (Føroyar, Föroyar) "Sheep Islands" is an archipelago of 12 islands in the North Atlantic, located between Norway and Iceland. The population of the islands is 48,497 people and life is concentrated in the capital Thorshavn, its suburbs, as well as Klaksvík – the main transport hub of the northern part of the archipelago.
Thorshavn is located on the island of Streymoy and was founded in the tenth century. The name is literally translated as "Thor's harbor". According to United Nations 2017 statistics 13,083 people live in the city. Despite the harsh climate (it is often rainy and very windy in the Faroe Islands) the Faroes adapted themselves and built a city with everything necessary for life.
Due to the proximity to the ocean, local people can also be called the people of nature. The main cropping of the Faroese is fishing, more than 90% of the fish is exported, and not so long ago, tourism has been actively developed on the Faroe Islands.
The distance to Iceland is 450 km, and to Norway – 650 km. To get to the capital of the Faroe Islands, you will have to make the connection in one of two countries. In summer, a ferry runs from Bergen to the archipelago. The Faroe Islands formally belong to Denmark, but the locals are fighting for independence. Although they consider themselves Scandinavians, the Faroese nevertheless require autonomy, because the islands have their own language, currency and culture, which differs from other countries of Northern Europe.