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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Inspiration for Your Trip

Fjord: The essential boutique for charming Faroe-themed souvenirs and gifts

SPONSORED. Visit Fjord, the Faroe Islands’ perfect gift and souvenir shop! Owned and run by designer Suffía Nón, this is your first choice boutique featuring contemporary designs...

Come ride the wind and the currents of the Faroes onboard The Northern Lights!

SPONSORED. We offer you a unique and authentic experience of the Faroe Islands from the sea on a trip with focus on living in the moment and...

Be sure to visit Listasavn Føroya—the National Gallery

SPONSORED. Listasavn Føroya—the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands—is the main museum for Faroese art. Located in central Tórshavn at the Gundadalur entrance to the Viðarlundin park,...

Hospitality, Tourism & Travel, Leisure and Nature

Icelandair commences Keflavík-Vágar scheduled flights

Icelandair’s new flight route between Keflavík and Vágar, inaugurated on May 1st, is backed by growing North American interest in the Faroe Islands, according to the airline. Capable...

Fjord: The essential boutique for charming Faroe-themed souvenirs and gifts

SPONSORED. Visit Fjord, the Faroe Islands’ perfect gift and souvenir shop! Owned and run by designer Suffía Nón, this is your first choice boutique featuring contemporary designs...

Entertainment, Film & TV, Music

Summer’s remaining music festivals: Voxbotn, G! Festival, Tórsfest, Summar Festival, Norð Festivalur

With this year’s festival season kicking off earlier this month with two events—Okkara Land in Tórshavn and the Country and Blues Festival in Sørvágur—five more festivals remain...

Summer season at hand as downtown market fair energizes Tórshavn—photos

Packed with people and buzzing with business, an area covering Vágsbotnur, Vaglið and more turned central Tórshavn into a scene of festivities and happy faces on Saturday....

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Workers’ strike ends in agreement on wage hike

News broke Sunday afternoon of a resolution, at last, to the dispute in the Faroese labor market after almost a month of workers’ strike. Continuous mediation efforts...

Strike action persists as negotiations break down

Negotiations to resolve the current conflict on the Faroese labor market have broken down, media reported late Friday night. “Both parties ultimately held on to their stated positions...

Talks resume amid new hopes of ending strike

Negotiations between the workers’ unions currently on strike in the Faroe Islands and the Employers’ Association have reportedly resumed this afternoon. “We’ve established that there is a will...

Strike continues as workers stress “non-negotiable” but “very reasonable” demands

Following a failed attempt by mediators to resume negotiations between unions and their employer counterparts on Thursday, workers in the Faroes head into a fourth week of...

Mediators attempt to resume talks as strike action bites

Two weeks into the workers’ strike—with more garbage piling up, food supplies further dwindling, more schools and daycare centers closing, and virtually all fuel stations empty—a glimmer...

Cafe owner on impact of strike: ‘We’re holding on but it takes an extra effort’—video, photos

https://vimeo.com/950589429 We asked Niels á Rógvu, managing owner of the Paname Cafe in central Tórshavn, how the current workers’ strike is impacting on his business. “The strike affects us...

Workers on strike: Services grind to halt as fuel runs out, garbage piles up

People across the Faroe Islands are starting to feel the pain from the workers’ strike that began nine days ago as a growing number of goods can...

Team Faroe falls short of getting to 2025 World Men’s Handball Championship

The Faroese national team has failed by a small margin to qualify for the 2025 IHF World Men’s Handball Championship following Sunday’s 34-26 loss in the away...

Workers’ strike hits Faroe Islands with potentially serious implications

Four major workers’ unions in the Faroe Islands have gone on strike as of Monday at midnight after failed negotiations on higher salaries for their members. The...

Business

Staying the Faroese course

As the Faroe Islands’ national carrier Atlantic Airways has just celebrated the 35-year anniversary of its founding, the airline remains by far the leading player in the...

Kristian Davidsen returns to head Faroese Telecom

As of January 2024, Kristian R. Davidsen, who was the CEO of Føroya Tele (Faroese Telecom) from 2006 to 2015, will resume his former position. Mr. Davidsen is...

Energy and the Environment

Glyvrar welcomes new 109-meter hybrid well boat ‘Bakkafossur’

The headquarters of salmon farmer Bakkafrost at Glyvrar were the scene of a grand reception on January 7th as the brand new 109-meter hybrid well boat ‘Bakkafossur’...
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