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全景摄影师 Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com EXPERT 日期和时间 15:48, 29/08/2010 - Views loading...

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Kvivik

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Kvívík is a picturesque village located on Streymoy’s west coast. It is situated on both sides of a narrow bay and is split in two by the small river ‘Stora’ that actually means ‘Big-river’. Excavations have revealed remains of houses from the age of Vikings. This shows that Kvívík is one of the oldest settlements on the Faroe Islands.

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A: Kvivik 2

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此处10远

Kvivik was one of these early Viking farmsteads. Excavations prove that it dates back over 1,000 year...

Kvivik 2

B: Leynar

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景1.6

Leynar

C: Leynar Beach

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景1.6

Leynar is located on Streymoy’s west coast. The village spreads over the hills above the beach ‘Leyna...

Leynar Beach

D: Leynar

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景1.6

Leynar is located on Streymoy’s west coast. The village spreads over the hills above the beach ‘Leyna...

Leynar

E: Vestmanna Dam For Hydroelectric Power

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景4.5

With its only 1300 inhabitants, Vestmanna is a medium sized Faroese village. The fishing industry is ...

Vestmanna Dam For Hydroelectric Power

F: The Church In Vestmanna

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景6.2

Vestmanna is a town in the Faroe Islands on the west of the island of Streymoy. It was formerly a fer...

The Church In Vestmanna

G: Boat Festival

摄影师Mortan Mortensen, 距离此全景7.4

At the end of May there is a boat festival in Vestmanna where boats from the whole country gather in ...

Boat Festival

H: Sandavagur, Faroe Island

摄影师Flemming V. Larsen, 距离此全景7.7

The name Sandavagur (sandy creek) and refers to the sandy beach down by the inlet. The white church w...

Sandavagur, Faroe Island

I: Sornfelli

摄影师Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com, 距离此全景7.7

Sornfelli (749 m) is a mountain on Streymoy, Faroe Islands. Due to the radar base of the NATO, there ...

Sornfelli

J: Sornfelli - Faroe Islands

摄影师David Rowley, 距离此全景7.9

Photographer’s Notes:Being from Scotland, the Faroe Islands have always cropped up while looking at m...

Sornfelli - Faroe Islands

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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.

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