Faroe Islands

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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to the Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands
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Capital Tórshavn
Language Faroese, Danish
Currency Faroese krona
Time zone UTC
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The Faroe Islands are a group consisting of eighteen islands off the coast of Northern Europe, between the Norwegian Sea and the north Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway; the closest neighbours being the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland.


Its area is 1,399 square kilometres (540 sq. mi), and has no major lakes or rivers. There are 1,117 kilometres (694 mi) of coastline, and no land boundaries with any other country. The only island that is uninhabited is Lítla Dímun.

The islands are rugged and rocky with some low peaks; the coasts are mostly bordered by cliffs. The highest point is Slættaratindur, 882 metres (2,894 ft) above sea level. There are areas below sea level.

Charts

NGA
38030 Faroe Islands, Iceland
KMS
82 Føroyar, Norđari partur
83 Føroyar, Sunnari partur


Weather

The climate is technically defined as Maritime Subarctic according to the (Köppen climate classification:Cfc). The overall character of the islands' climate is determined by the strong cooling influence of the Atlantic Ocean, which here produces the North Atlantic Current. This, together with the remoteness of any sources of warm airflows ensures that winters are mild (mean temperature 3.0 to 4.0°C) while summers are cool (mean temperature 9.5 to 10.5°C). The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with over 260 rainy days in the year. The islands lie in the path of depressions moving northeast and this means that strong winds and heavy rain are possible at all times of the year. Sunny days are rare and overcast days are common

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Passages

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Navigation

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Entrance

Arrival

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Departure

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Immigration

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Customs

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Health

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Security

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Berthing

Transportation

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Friends

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References & Publications

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See also Denmark References & Publications

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