The Faroe Islands Podcast
Faroe Islands news, culture, politics, and music.

The Faroe Islands will witness a total solar eclipse in just one month, but this isn't the first time an eclipse like this has been visible in the Faroes. This week, we talk to three Faroese women who have childhood memories of the 1954 solar eclipse.

While it has been widely reported that all the hotel rooms have been booked in the Faroes for years, there are still some places to stay. To learn more about that you can check out Visit Faroe Islands' eclipse page, and the site for Faroese travel agency 62N.

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This week, we're back on the island of Skuvoy and we're looking for birds. We'll learn about the great skua, and head out to a skua breeding colony to help identify and measure baby chicks.

Note: This show was recorded in heavy wind conditions. Adjust your ears accordingly.

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This week, we travel to the island of Skuvoy. We're there to spend the day with a field biologist who's studying the birds Skuvoy is named after. We'll take a choppy boat ride, then stroll through the islands only village before preparing to head up into the hills outside the village.

 

Reminder: There's still time to sign up for the Nordic Obsession Tour this July. To learn more just head over to our website.

 

Also, we're putting out hat into the ring for this year's Podcast Awards. Please go the Podcast Awards website and nominate us under the "Travel" category.

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This week, we look back at last July's Faroe Pride march. It has been two years since Faroe Pride drew massive (by Faroese standards) crowds to Torshavn to march in favor of LGBT rights. This year, the crowds are a bit bigger, but has the atmosphere turned... routine? And if so, is that a good or a bad thing?

We'll hear some sound from the march, then talk to Eiler Fagraklett about the march and what it all meant. 

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This week, we visit the Faroe House in central Copenhagen. The house helps provide services for the thousands of Faroese people living in Denmark's capitol. We'll talk to the homes director, then we'll head off to Torshavn and see if a grinding billboard motor can tell us anything about the Faroese economy.

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This Christmas Eve, we're listning to a conversation we had with Heri Simonsen on December 24, 2009. We talk about Christmas in the Faroe Islands and New Year's celebrations as well.

 

Merry Christmas to you and the people you love.

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This week, Heri Simonsen talks with Hungarian journalist Gaor Lantos. They talk about football (soccer) and how sports can be good advertisement for a country.

Then we'll travel to the heart of Torshavn and feel a little like Omega Man.

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This week, we talk to American journalist and masters student Miranda Metheny about her research on how the Faroese are portrayed in international media, and how the Faroese present themselves to the rest of the world. The results may surprise you.

Then we'll watch as the Norrona, the massive ferry that connects the Faroes with Iceland and Dermark, glides out of the harbor.

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The Faroe Islands is a place where hitchhiking is both safe, legal, and socially acceptable. So this week, we give it a whirl. We'll hitch from Torshavn to Gota. It's normally about a 45 minute drive, and that's about how long this podcast goes. But happiness is a journey, not a destination, right?

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This week, a short report on the historic upset in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Greece and the Faroe Islands national football (soccer) team.

The Faroe Islands won the match and, depending on how you measure it, the match may be the biggest upset in international football history. We'll talk a little about the match and how people in the Faroe Islands reacted to it.

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