Tag: Faroe Islands

Huldufólk (Elves) In Icelandic And Faroese Folklores

In Icelandic and Faroese folktales, the ‘hidden people’ (or ‘Huldufólk’ as they are known in both Icelandic and Faroese) are supernatural beings that reside in, beneath or behind the rocks. The term ‘huldufólk’ is a synonym of ‘álfar’ (meaning ‘elves’), and has been in use since at least the beginning of the 19th century in Icelandic folklore….

A Brief History Of The Vikings In The Faroe Islands

The Norse colonisation of the Faroe Islands is documented in the ‘Færeyinga Saga‘ (literally translated as the saga of the Faroese people; also known as ‘The Saga of Thrond of Gate’), an Icelandic saga written in the early 13th century. Unfortunately, the medieval manuscript was lost in time but several passages from it were written…

10 Facts You Should Know About The Faroe Islands

Below you can read a brief list consisting of 10 interesting facts you should know about the Faroe Islands: 10. The Faroe Islands are an archipelago located in the North Atlantic Ocean, at almost equal distance between Norway and Iceland. The islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark but have autonomous status since 1948….