The countryside is dominated by steep mountains and there are about 70,000 sheep and some 2 million pairs of seabirds, including the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. If you would like to avoid the busiest season, it is best to visit the Faroes in late May or early June.
The Faroe Islands are undeniably beautiful: green, rugged and wind-swept. The Faroese weather has its own temperament and is a lot like the weather in neighboring regions, just more unpredictable.
Recent DNA analyses have revealed that Y chromosomes, tracing male descent, are 87% Scandinavian.
The Islands have a population of nearly 50,000, and a language and culture of their own.