As we’ve written quite a lot about the Faroe Islands, I’m sure you already know a lot about this great destination. Nevertheless, I’m also sure that there are plenty of things you haven’t heard about!

On Visit Faroe Islands’ official website, we’ve discovered a list containing surprising facts.

Here are some examples:

Did you know that…

…the Prime Minister’s phone number is in the phone book?

…many houses in the Faroe Islands have grass roofs and sheep are used for mowing the grass?

…there are only three traffic lights in the Faroe Islands – all located in the capital city Tórshavn?

…in Tórshavn, transport with city buses is free of charge?

…there is no prison in the Faroe Islands? Prisoners being held for more than a year and a half are sent to prisons in Denmark.

…50,000 people and 70,000 sheep are living in the Faroe Islands?

…the population of the Faroe Islands consists of 80 different nationalities?

…no point in the Faroe Islands is further than 5 km from the sea?

Please find the complete list on

If you’re interested in the Faroe Islands, please contact Annleyg Lamhauge or us from tmf dialogue marketing.

Your contact person at Visit Faroe Islands:
Annleyg Lamhauge
Mice Marketing Manager
Phone: +298 556136

Your contact at tmf dialogue marketing:
Ulrike Kiesel
Head of Content & PR
tel. +49 (0)931 9002 114