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Tórshavn Marathon – A very different marathon

Torshavn though, Torshavn we knew was going to be different. But, while we weren’t expecting a huge expo or crowds packed 10-deep, it wasn’t until we landed on a misty June evening that we realised just how very different the Torshavn Marathon was going to be.

Sports

B36 Tórshavn seal famous comeback victory

Betri Division side B36 Tórshavn defeated Montenegrin outfit OFK Titograd 2-1 away from home to go through on aggregate and set up a spectacular meeting with Turkish Süper Lig club Besiktas in the second qualifying round of UEFA Europa League.

Culture

The food culture of the Faroe Islands

A blooming scene of young chefs is starting to push further the boundaries of local cuisine, where Faroese ingredients and methods take on Michelin-star propositions. Their plates are filled with stories to tell and awe-inspiring shapes and colours that prove the Faroes have much more to offer than only beautiful landscapes.

Entertainment

City of Tórshavn is buzzing as Ólavsøka approaches

But before Ólavsøka takes place, the city of Tórshavn will host Okkara Tórsfest, a pre-Ólavsøka Music festival. This year’s line-up boasts - amongst others - Danish electronic rock band Carpark North, Danish R&B and pop singer Burhan G and classic English rock band Smokie.

Entertainment

The Crown Prince of Dubai visits the Faroe Islands

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, popularly known as Fazza, is currently visiting the Faroe Islands. The Crown Prince of Dubai arrived at Vágar Airport yesterday and has so far kept himself very busy in the North Atlantic archipelago.

Entertainment

Picture gallery: Faithless rocked the beach of Gøta

Faroe Islanders may be amongst the most faithful nations in the world - at least when it comes to matters of life and death. But on Saturday night thousands of Faroese people took to the beach of Syðrugøtu to dance away their blues to the beat of British electronica band Faithless.

Society

One of out ten Faroe Islanders live below poverty line

According to Statistics Faroe Islands, 10.1% of the 2016 Faroese population were deemed to live below the poverty line. The first poverty line figures for the Faroes were published in 2009 when 8.8% of the population were deemed to live below the poverty line.