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Uninhabited islands

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?

"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