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Uninhabited islands[edit]

Are all of the linked islands inhabited? If not, they probably don't count as destinations needing their own article. - Todd VerBeek 09:39, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

...welllllllllll, not entirely. If it's a place that you could camp or sleep over, I think an uninhabited island might be a destination. --Evan 11:08, 26 April 2007 (EDT)
Well, I did say "probably". My point was that just being a place on the map doesn't make something a destination; you need to be able to write a usable article about it. - Todd VerBeek 16:47, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

Yeah, I see your point. All of the Islands are inhabited except the very small Island Lítla Dímum - Sheep only occupy it. You wouldn’t be able to stay there - it’s simply too small. So I’ll remove it from the article. You can write articles about every other island, even the small ones - these tend to be very popular with tourists, especially Mikines. It’s only inhabited by about 15 people, but gets 8000 visitors per year. Soppho 16:46, 6 May 2007 (EDT)

Actually, you can write about Lítla Dímum. Apparently tourist trips are organized where poeple ascent the island. Not for people with vertigo.Soppho 10:44, 13 May 2007 (EDT)

That's fine. I just didn't want to see dozens of articles with little or no useful travel information in each of them, just because they're separate islands. Along the same lines, I'm wondering whether each village needs its own article, or whether an island with a few villages (such as Sandoy, for example) might be covered in a single article. Alternatively, could the islands be covered in groups (such as by political constituency, which also seems to make some geographic sense)? Whenever I see a long list of items, it looks like an opportunity to divide them into regions instead, to better organize the information. So these lists of about twenty islands and villages make me wonder about this. - Todd VerBeek 23:26, 14 May 2007 (EDT)

Yes, I have been thinking about dividing them into groups - I just haven’t made my mind up how to divide them yet... Perhaps the northern islands in one group, the central islands in one, the socalled "outer" islands in another and finaly the southern islands in one group. No, I don’t think every single village needs it’s own article; I’ve only mentioned a few with tourist attractions, - and I definitely do think it would be a good idea to cover an Island such as Sandaoy in one single article, it would in all likelihood make a more interesting and informative article, than a very short one.--Soppho 10:58, 16 May 2007 (EDT)


If anyone plans on adding more cities, i'd propose a region breakdown, maybe something rougly taken from this

  • Sandoy - Sandoy, Skúvoy & Stora Dímun
  • Suduroy - Suduroy & Litla Dímun
  • Nordoyggjar - Kalsoy, Kunoy, Bordoy, Svinoy & Fugloy

These three could maybe be grouped as as "Mainland" since they are connected by road.

  • Vagár - Vagár & Myknes
  • Stremoy/Central - Kultur, Hestur, Nolsoy, Stremoy
  • Eysturoy

Biased much?[edit]

"Another place is Cleopatra right in the town center which has a restaurant on the lower floor, with the main bar on the next floor up. The entrance to the bar is up some green felt stairs. This is not a "ok" place to be seen at in the Faroes."

Not an ok place?? Is there something i've misunderstood? It seems weird to me that Cleopatra (which is a decent place) is given such bad publicity, while Deep and Rex (who have the same owner btw) are given such a high recommendation? This reaks of immoral advertising. I suggest whoever wrote that should be banned from this wiki! 19:07, 30 August 2010 (EDT)Mortan

Agree (and deleted), --ClausHansen 17:01, 12 September 2010 (EDT)

This is a tourist guide. I just wanted to guide people away from a dirty place like Cleopatra. I can´t see why it is in a travel guide? Not because I am advertising, but because Cleopatra is one of the worst places in town (it is embarrassing to be seen at Cleopatra, if you are not 16 and stoned). Its just a plane simple fact. The "Resturant" below always gives people food poisoning. I can say other things but I can´t officially source them, so I wont. Its pointless to "bann" me since I am only telling the truth. If a tourist comes to Tórshavn no one is going to say anything different, except the few druggies and musicians who hang out there. So, why don´t you start writing something on the actual article if you know so much? Merchury 13:01, 22 December 2010 (EST)

From a visitor[edit]

I very much enjoyed reading the wikitravel article. The best bit was at the end in the 'Respect' section and I would certainly be mindful of my manners. Apart from that, Happy Midsummer! The reason I checked out the Faroes was becuse there it is a full 20 hours daylight at this time of year which I think is great. More like 18 here in mid-East Scotland. But sunnier - oops! 16:36, 19 June 2012 (EDT)

The Grindadrap[edit]

I was interested in the article about respecting traditions such as the Grindadrap. The Faroease tradition of rounding up pods of whales and dolphins that unfortunately swim too close to their shores. The animals often in large family pods including young and mothers are herded into shallow water and then butchered causing death, pain suffering and the water around to turn red with their blood. Recently in the last day 250 whales have been herded into shallow waters and killed by hacking and spears. The meat is not eaten but often is wasted.

Who is being disrepectful? I think the Faroe Islanders and the Danish Government who support this sensless and wasteful bloodlust should be severely criticised and sanctioned for this mindless barbarism. I also think your article should be more honest about this practice. 24 July 2015 (EDT)