The Danish Monarchy can be traced back to Gorm the Old, who died in 958 and today includes Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The role of the monarch is defined and limited by the Constitution of Denmark.
Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town from around 700 A.D. and became one of the most important Viking trading centers in Scandinavia.
The Faroe Islands are between Iceland and Norway. It has been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. Tórshavn is the capital and largest town, where about 17.000 people live of the total of about 49,709 population of the islands.
I live in Iceland, which has always had a very good relationship with the Faroe Islands. The Faroese government was the first one to offer a loan to Iceland, shortly after the economic crash there in 2008.
I have taken the ferry MS Norröna, when I wanted to take my car to Denmark for traveling around Europe. The ferry is owned by Smyril Line (smyrilline.com), which is a Faroese shipping company. The ferry is similar to a cruise ship and has one of the best buffet I have had. I took this photos when I stopped over in Tórshavn. Continue reading