Culture

Living in Europe | Access to the culture of the host country/language courses | Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a modern society with a high standard of living and the Faroese have a strong sense of local identity and social cohesion.

The culture of the Faroe Islands has its roots in the Nordic culture. The islands were long isolated from the main cultural movements in Europe and have maintained a large part of their traditional culture. At the same time the Faroese live a modern European life with cultural events, new technology and a well developed infrastructure.

The Faroese are well-educated. Many Faroese study and work abroad in a wide range of fields. The mobility and flexibility of the Faroese people maintains a broad international perspective.

The Faroe Islands have a rich and thriving contemporary culture. Traditional culture lives along with modern cultural events, and all kinds of sports and music activities are very popular. 

The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands (Norðurlandahúsið)

- offers a wide range of events all year round, including concerts, exhibitions, and theatre performances

The National Gallery of the Faroe Islands (Listasavnið)

- features a permanent exhibition of older and modern Faroese artists as well as traveling exhibitions of foreign artists and special showcase exhibitions of Faroese artists

The National Theatre of the Faroe Islands (Tjóðpallur Føroya)

- performs Faroese plays and classic and modern plays from abroad

The Playhouse Theatre (Sjónleikarhúsið)

- hosts a wide variety of plays and cultural performances

The National Library  (Landsbókasavnið)

- collects, registers and preserves examples of Faroese literature, as well as books and articles discussing the Faroe Islands

The Natural Museum (Tjóðsavnið)

- offers displays on geology, archeology, folk-life and history and has an open air museum