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Faroe Islands: Norröna refurbished to the tune of 100 million DKK

NordenBladet – Norröna, the flagship of the Faroese merchant fleet and the only cruise liner sailing from the Faroe Islands on a regular basis, has completed a major overhaul. Having left the Faroes for refurbishment at the Fayard shipyard in

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Faroe Islands: Power production performance aligned with simulated predictions in Faroe Islands

NordenBladet – As part of a continued operations program in its tidal energy project in the Faroe Islands, technology developer Minesto has made significant progress related to electricity generation to grid — the company’s DG100 power plant has reached peak

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Faroe Islands: 10 percent of Faroese population Covid vaccinated

NordenBladet – Ten percent of the total Faroese population of just over 53,000 has been vaccinated for Covid-19, according to public health information website Corona.fo. As per the government-issued information source, some 5,300 individuals have been vaccinated in the island

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Faroe Islands: Covid testing requirement for arrivals to Faroe set for one-year extension

NordenBladet – The Finance Committee of the Faroese Parliament has, after reviewing a proposed bill from Finance Minister Jørgen Niclasen, stated that they agree with a suggested one-year extension of the current legal requirement that people traveling to the Faroe

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Faroe Islands’ longest sea cable for aquaculture installed

NordenBladet – Earlier this month, electrical engineering firm JT Electric completed the latest installation of their 5.6-kilometer sea cable to a Bakkafrost fish farming site in the Faroe Islands. The cable provides power from Bakkafrost’s hatchery at Strond near Klaksvík

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Faroe Islands: Faroese labor force remains Europe’s most active

NordenBladet – With more than 84 percent of the nation’s working-age population part of the labor force, the population of the Faroe Islands still has the highest activity rate in Europe. According to a recent labor force survey published by

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Faroe Islands: Lena Anderssen’s Letters From The Faroes wins Album of the Year at JPF Music Awards in Los Angeles

NordenBladet – Faroese-Canadian singer-songwriter Lena Anderssen claimed an award at the JPF Music Awards in Los Angeles, with her 2012 album Letters From the Faroes earning the Album of the Year title. JPF is short for Just Plain Folks, a

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Faroe Islands: Nordic film stars cast in first crime/drama series filmed in the Faroe Islands

NordenBladet – The Faroe Islands’ biggest film production ever will feature high profile names in film. Actors Ulrich Thomsen (The New Pope, 2020; Blacklist, 2016), Maria Rich (Follow The Money, 2018) and Olaf Johannesen (The Bridge, 2015) will star in

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Faroe Islands: Faroese businesses join forces to prioritise sustainability

NordenBladet – Eleven Faroese businesses have agreed to work together on creating a joint sustainability strategy. The purpose of the business-led initiative is to provide a platform which supports the business sector to transition to a sustainable economy. The three-year

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Faroe Islands: Eivør wins four prizes at this year’s Faroe Music Awards

NordenBladet – With 14 awards were on the for line this year’s Faroese Music Awards on March 8th, Saturday’s big winner was Eivør who claimed four awards. Not unlike last year’s FMA show, the event had to be handled somewhat

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Faroe Islands: Hogni launches first dedicated music publishing company in the Faroe Islands

NordenBladet – For years, the music of Høgni Lisberg a.k.a. Hogni, has been featured in TV shows, video games and ads all over the world. The musician, songwriter and composer from Leirvík — famous for hits like “Bow Down (To

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Faroe Islands: New arts and cultural venue set to open in Klaksvík next summer

NordenBladet – A major arts and cultural venue that is currently being developed for the town of Klaksvík will open its doors in the summer of 2022, according to local authorities. Designed by Ósbjørn Jacobsen Architects, a Faroe Islands partner

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Faroe Islands: Inaugural Faroese whisky sells out on release day

NordenBladet – Føroya Bjór, one of the Faroe Islands’ oldest distilleries, can now add whisky to its growing list of products. 861 bottles of Føroya Bjór’s inaugural single malt whisky, called Einar’s Whisky, were made available for purchase in November

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Faroe Islands: KOKS on Forbes’ list of 10 coolest restaurants in 2021

The Faroe Islands’ top restaurant, KOKS, has been recognised by Forbes as one of the coolest restaurants to visit in 2021. The list, composed for Forbes by professional foodies, is made up of ten restaurants that offer ‘deeply satisfying meals

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Faroe Islands: Talgildu Føroyar – a digital solution for the Faroese society

NordenBladet – Dozens of digital services available to residents through new, national digitalisation programme. For the past few weeks, Faroe Islanders have been busy comparing their family trees to see if they share a common ancestor, or perhaps even many

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Faroe Islands and USA sign Partnership Declaration

NordenBladet – The Faroe Islands and the United States of America have today signed a Partnership Declaration, which provides the first framework of its kind for increased bilateral cooperation. The Declaration, signed in the Faroese capital, Tórshavn, is the result

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