Quick Facts

Name: Sandoy, Skúvoy and Stóra Dímun

Location: South of centre of the Faroe Islands

Total land area: Sandoy: 125 km², Skúvoy: 10 km², Stóra Dímun 2,5 km²

Heights: Highest peak: Sandoy: Tindur 479m, Skúvoy: Knúkur, 392m, Stóra Dímun: Høgoyggj (396 m)

Climate: Average 3º-11ºC, winter-summer

Population: Sandoy: 1237, Skúvoy: 52,  Stóra Dímun: 7

Language: Faroese. Danish has equal status in all official affairs

Religion: Evangelical Lutheran

Councils: There are 5 councils in the area: Skopun, Sandur, Skálavík, Húsavík and Skúvoy.

Main industries: Fisheries, farming and tourism.

Currency: Faroese króna (DKK)

Exchange rate: £1 = 8.57kr, US$1 = 6.82kr, €1 = 7.44kr (November 2016)

International telephone code: +298

Time: GMT (winter); GMT+1 (summer)

Electrical voltage: 220V; European two-pin plugs

Weights and measures: Metric

Public holidays: 1 January, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 25 April, Common Prayers’ Day (May), Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, 5 June, 28-29 July (Ólavsøka), 24-26 December, 31 December