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Fog Swept Islands: Faroe Islands Culture Days in New York April-July 2024
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On the Map
The Faroe Islands are located in the Northeast Atlantic half way between Scotland and Iceland - only two hours flight from mainland Europe.
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Business
The Faroese business sector is gradually becoming more diversified. The ocean and associated fields of knowledge however, remain as the Faroese's areas of expertise par excellence.
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Visit
The close proximity of the Faroe Islands provides a variety of experiences – from dramatic landscapes meeting the wild ocean to the peacefulness of the mountains to the nightlife of the capital Tórshavn.
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Live and Work
A well organised labour market exists alongside the wider welfare system. This provides the economic security and employment benefits needed to support a dynamic workforce and a healthy balance between work and life.
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A Large Ocean Nation
Few nations in the world are as closely tied to the sea as the Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands may be small in land mass and population, but the extensive fisheries and maritime area makes them a major stakeholder in international cooperation on marine-based sustainable development.
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Faroese Autonomy
The autonomy of the Faroe Islands was established by the Home Rule Act of 1948. The Government of the Faroe Islands has full powers to negotiate and conclude agreements under international law on behalf of the Kingdom of Denmark in areas of Faroese exclusive competence, in accordance with the Foreign Policy Act of 2005.
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Green Energy
Faroe Islands is one of the world’s leading nations in producing green electricity, with over 50% of the nation’s electricity deriving from renewable energy. The goal is 100% green electricity production by 2030.
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Education & Research
Free education for all is a universal right and a pillar of Faroese society. Education is of highest priority, enjoying an absolute consensus regarding the aim to provide every individual with the opportunity to explore their own unique potential.
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Culture
It is often said that nature is a teacher and an inspiration to artists and creative souls in the Faroe Islands and that creativity and the cultivation of deep-rooted tradition are characteristic traits of Faroese society.
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Interconnected
Faroe Islands have a highly advanced infrastructure in transportation and world class digital networks. There are regular ferry and cargo links to all neighboring countries. From Vágar Airport there are several daily flights and more than 10 different direct international connections.
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Føroyar – The Faroe Islands

Located in the Northeast Atlantic, the Faroe Islands comprise 18 small islands, characterised by steep cliffs, tall mountains, narrow fjords – and a population of 55,000.

The Faroese language derives from Old Norse, which was spoken by the Norsemen who settled the islands 1200 years ago.

Through the centuries, the Faroese have defied the harsh nature and living conditions. Enduring today is a nation in which the living standard is one of the highest in the world. A highly industrial economy mainly based on fisheries and aquaculture continues to flourish, while a Nordic welfare model ensures everyone the opportunity to explore his or her own potential. Faroese maritime expertise is widely renowned and the Faroe Islands export seafood to all six continents.

Positioned strategically between Europe and North America, the Faroe Islands are only a couple of hours’ flight from the metropolitan centres in Northern Europe. Upon arrival, the scenery renders visitors a ravishing natural experience in a society with advanced infrastructure and digital networks.

Centuries of relative isolation have resulted in the preservation of long-lived traditions that to this day shape life in the Faroe Islands. The unique mixture of traditional and modern culture characterises the Faroese society, constituting a strong sense of local community and an active outlook as a globalized Nordic nation.

Føroyar – The Faroe Islands