Roykstovan in Kirkjubour
dela
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramabild av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com EXPERT Tagen 12:36, 30/04/2009 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Roykstovan in Kirkjubour

The World > Europe > Faroe Islands

  • Som / ogilla
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Kongsgardurin is a couple of charming old wooden buildings, which are made of timber, which is said to have come drifting from Norway. One of these buildings called Roykstovan is 900 years old and still occupied. The table was fashioned from a cargo hatch upon which Anders, a shipwrecked German, drifted ashore in 1895.

comments powered by Disqus

Närliggande bilder i Faroe Islands

map

A: Kirkjubour

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 30 meter bort

Kirkjubøur. Kongsgardurin is a couple of charming old wooden buildings, which are made of timber, whi...

Kirkjubour

B: Kirkjubour - with the ruins of the old Cathedral

av Flemming V. Larsen, 40 meter bort

Kirkjubour - with the ruins of the old Cathedral

C: Velbastaður Lighthouse

av David Rowley, 4.8 km bort

Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometres from Kirkju...

Velbastaður Lighthouse

D: Velbastadur Village On Streymoy Islands

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 5.0 km bort

Velbastaður is on Streymoy’s west coast in the south of the island, about five kilometres from Kirkju...

Velbastadur Village On Streymoy Islands

E: Faroese Aquarium

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 5.3 km bort

Life began in the oceans An amazing diversity of invertebrates live in the oceans surrounding us. If ...

Faroese Aquarium

F: Faroese Aquarium

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 5.3 km bort

Life began in the oceans An amazing diversity of invertebrates live in the oceans surrounding us. If ...

Faroese Aquarium

G: The Port Of Torshavn

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 6.0 km bort

The Port of Tórshavn (Tórshavnar havn) is the largest and busiest of the many harbours dotted through...

The Port Of Torshavn

H: Vinnuhaskulin

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 6.1 km bort

Vinnuháskúlin provides four educations * Skipper * Master in navigation * Engineer 2999 KW * Engineer...

Vinnuhaskulin

I: Small River In Torshavn

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 6.1 km bort

The small capital with the strong commitment With a population of just under 20,000, Tórshavn is one ...

Small River In Torshavn

J: Vesturkirkjan-The West Church

av Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 6.2 km bort

Vesturkirkjan (The West Church) with its pyramid shaped copper spire is a distinctive landmark in Tór...

Vesturkirkjan-The West Church

Det här panoramat togs i Faroe Islands

Detta är en översikt av Faroe Islands

Location and size

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).

Climate

The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers. The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.

Population

The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.

Form of Government

Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag. It is not, however, a member of the European Union and all trade is governed by special treaties.

Languages

Spoken Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.

Religion

Religion plays an important part in Faroese culture and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the EvangelicalLutheran. 10% of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren).

Industry

The fishing industry is the most important source of income for the Faroes. Fish products account for over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woollen and other manufactured products.

Dela detta panorama