The Faroe Island are 18 islands in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of Scotland
and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Islands are a self-governing island territory of Denmark, although they
politically aim for higher independence. The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000, and a language and culture
of their own. When visiting the Faroes you are never more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The countryside
is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the
largest colony of storm petrels in the world. The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept.
Most visitors to the islands come between early July and late August.
The Faroese tourist season is very short. It begins in May and ends by
September. Most visitors come between July and August by far. If you would like to avoid the busiest season, it is best
to visit the Faroes in late May or early June. The Faroese weather has its own temperament and is a lot like the weather
in neighboring regions, just more unpredictable.