The people population of The Faroe Islands is 50,000 and the sheep population is 70,000.

Gjogv by Kate Chapman

Gjogv by Kate Chapman

On the islands, you are never more than 3 miles from the sea – so lots of access to lovely, fresh sea air!

Many of the islands’ houses have traditional grass rooftops which are safer in storms than brick-roofs, and instead of lawn mowers, sheep are used for mowing the grass.

There are only three traffic lights on the Faroe Islands. All of them are in the capital Torshavn, and are very close to each other.

You can find the Prime Minister’s phone number in the phone book.

Faroese isn’t included on Google Translate so, in a bid to have their language recognised by the tech giant, residents have set up their own online translation service where they translate live by video. Try it for yourself:

Streymin bridge is the only bridge over the Atlantic Ocean in the world. The bridge connects the island Streymoy to Eysturoy.

Some farmers put reflective straps on their sheeps’ legs so they can be seen more easily in bad weather and, hopefully, avoid traffic collisions.

In the capital, Tórshavn, transport on city buses is completely free of charge.

The Faroe Islands are one of very few countries in Europe to have no McDonalds. However, you can find a Burger King in Torshavn if you're in need of a fast food fix.