Local.fo was founded in January 2018 by Jens Hákun Leo and Torleif Joensen on the theory that foreigners are interested in news and information from the Faroe Islands.

Local.fo is the only news media serving news from the Faroe Islands in English exclusively. The goal is to reflect the news scene in the Faroe Islands and to share stories that may be of special interest to a foreign audience.

Apart from this website, Local.fo also publishes three editions of a physical newspaper for tourists and immigrants which can be found in most tourist places around the Faroe Islands during summer season.