About the Faroe Islands
Location and size
The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic Ocean at 62º latitude North and 7º longitude West, approximately 430 kilometres south-east of Iceland, 600 kilometres west of Norway and 300 kilometres north-west from Scotland. The distance from Copenhagen to the Faroe Islands is approximately 1,300 kilometres. The Faroe Islands comprise 18 islands, separated by narrow sounds or fjords. The total area is 1,399 sq.km. The largest island is Streymoy (375.5 sq.km) with the capital, Tórshavn. The overall length of the archipelago north-south is 113 kilometres, and 75 kilometres east-west. The islands’ highest point "Slættaratindur" is 882 metres. On average the land is over 300 metres above sea level. The total coast line is 1,289 kilometres and at no time are you more than 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the ocean.