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EXHAUSTIVE OVERVIEW: who were the ancient Scandinavian origin Vikings and when was the time of the Vikings?

NordenBladet – The Vikings were ancient Scandinavian origin seafarers whose characteristic culture flourished around the 8th until the 11th century (the so called Viking Era). The name “Viking” apparently stems from ancient Nordic word vik that stands for gulf; viking

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Faroe Islands – WONDERFUL TRAVEL DESTINATION for bird watchers and photography fans

NordenBladet – In the midst of the stormy flow of the Atlantic Ocean there is the Faroe Archipelago consisting of 18 islands. The total area of the archipelago is 1 399 km2. The largest island is Streymoy, where the capital

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Faroe Islands: The Faroe Islands take part in World Cleanup Day + Rudda Føroyar VIDEO!

NordenBladet – More than 1,000 Faroese volunteers helped clean up 26 tonnes of rubbish across the Faroe Islands on World Cleanup Day, 21 September. They joined 20 million people from 180 countries in cleaning up litter as part of the

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Faroe Islands: New Faroese Government takes office

NordenBladet – A Government of the Unionist Party (Sambandsflokkurin), the People’s Party (Fólkaflokkurin) and the Centre Party (Miðflokkurin), took office on September 16. The Government is headed by Bárður á Steig Nielsen, chairman of the Unionist Party. The Ministers of

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Faroe Islands: World’s fifth largest carrier Hapag-Lloyd installs Faroese tracking software on 100,000 containers

NordenBladet – Hapag-Lloyd*, the world’s fifth largest carrier, will equip all its 100,000 reefer containers with new tracking technology. The new product, called Hapag-Lloyd Live, will provide information about the location, temperature and more of Hapag-Lloyd’s cargo. The tracking technology

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Faroe Islands: Two Faroese winners at Nordic Food Awards EMBLA

NordenBladet – Two Faroese culinary concepts won awards at this year’s Nordic Food Awards, called Embla*. Gimburlombini from Nólsoy and Grøna Oyggin from Sandoy took home the top gongs at the awards show in Reykjavik in early June. Six different

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Faroe Islands: Faroese short film “Ikki Illa Meint” wins at Cannes Film Festival +TRAILER!

NordenBladet – A short film by Faroese director, Andreas Høgenni, has won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, titled “Ikki Illa Meint” (No Ill Will in English), was one of ten nominated films at the Semaine de

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Faroe Islands: Eco-friendly buses on Sandoy island, according to Heðin Mortensen, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Labour

NordenBladet – The island of Sandoy* will be the first in the country to use eco-friendly buses that run on sustainable green energy, according to Heðin Mortensen, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Labour. Distances on the island are short and

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Faroe Islands: Tórshavn to become William Heinesen Icon City

NordenBladet – In 2014, the Hans Christian Andersen Foundation* took the initiative to form an active network of interesting European Icon cities, focusing on the significance of icons for a modern city, how to develop icons in an urban context

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Faroe Islands: Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 goes to Faroese software company FarPay

NordenBladet – Faroese software company, FarPay, has been awarded the title of Faroese ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2019’. The company, which started in 2015 and currently employs 11 people, creates software for processing and shipping invoices, payment and follow-up, making

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Faroe Islands: Faroese athletes to compete at International Island Games in Gibraltar

NordenBladet – 100 Faroese athletes will compete in 10 sports at the International Island Games in Gibraltar in July. The Games started in the 1980s with the idea of providing athletes from various islands an opportunity to compete internationally, and

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Faroe Islands: Celebrations take place as Faroese flag turns 100

NordenBladet – The Faroese flag was shown in public for the first time on 2 June 1919 in Fredensborg, a town 30 km north of Copenhagen. To celebrate the centennial anniversary of this historic happening, seven Faroese wooden ships docked

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