The Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of Denmark since 1948. The archipelago consists of 18 islands covering 545 sq. miles. The population of approximately 45,000 speak their own language, Faroese, which is rooted in Old Norse. The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from bright sunshine to showers. Torshavn, the capital, is a charming city with a well preserved old town. The abundant bird and plant life make excursions to the countryside worthwhile. The public transportation system and accommodations are excellent. Continental Journeys offers both independent and escorted tours to the Faroe Islands. You can customize any independent tour or we can create a tour to fit your needs.