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Diving in The Faroe Islands

Diving in The Faroe Islands

Quick facts

  • As a self governing region of of Denmark, the Faroese government prints its own currency, the króna, although Danish coins are used. The exchange value is equivalent to the Danish krona.

When to go

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Water temperature

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What to see

Language:
Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken.
Currency:
Krona (see 'Need to know' above)
Time:
GMT +0
Climate:
Maritime
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
Winter 6C (45F)
Summer 10C (50F)
Air temperature:
Winter 3C (37F)
Summer 11C (52F)

Calendar

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Country

Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of Denmark.

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level.

Getting there

  • Eysturoy where there are the 3 main dive sites - Æðuvík, crab diving in Elduvík and the rocking stones in Oyndarfjørður
  • Streymoy - "Lincoln city" in Tórshavn harbour, which is a WW11 wreck of a British trawler
  • Nólsoy - The "Triumfbuen"
  • Vágar - fresh-water diving in "Leitisvatn" by "Gróthústangi" and at Miðvágur on the south side of the fjord.
  • Suðuroy - Tjaldavík and Razor shell mussels in Akrar.
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