Between 10, the Faroes were part of the Hereditary Kingdom of Norway.
In 1814, the Treaty of Kiel granted Denmark control over the islands, along with two other Norwegian island possessions: Greenland and Iceland.
The Faroes' terrain is rugged, and the islands have a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc): windy, wet, cloudy, and cool.
Despite this island group's northerly latitude, temperatures average above freezing throughout the year because of the Gulf Stream.
However, as they are not part of the same customs area as Denmark, the Faroe Islands have an independent trade policy, and can establish trade agreements with other states.Living on these beautiful but isolated islands is not for the faint or weary of heart.