Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

On January 14, 1972, Queen Margrethe II ascended the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513. Margrethe II (Margrethe 2. in Danish, Margreta 2. in Faroese and Margrethe II in Greenlandic; her full name is Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid) is the Queen of Denmark as well as the supreme authority of the … Continue reading Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Post Office at Gjógv in the Faroes

High on my list of places I’d like to visit someday is the archipelago of the Faroe Islands (Føroyar). This is a group of 18 major islands between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Iceland and Norway. The Faroes are an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark with rugged terrain and a subpolar oceanic climate: windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Despite … Continue reading Post Office at Gjógv in the Faroes

Faroe Islands #130 (1985)

Faroe Islands #130 (1985)

The Faroe Islands (Føroyar in Faroese, or Færøerne in Danish), are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 200 miles (320 kilometers) north-northwest of mainland Scotland. The area is approximately 541 square miles (1,400 square kilometers) with a 2016 population of 49,188. The land is rugged and has a subpolar oceanic climate: windy, wet, cloudy and cool. … Continue reading Faroe Islands #130 (1985)