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Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian country, comprising the Jutland peninsula to the north of Germany, and over 400 islands, some inhabited and linked to the mainland by ferry or bridge. Most of the land mass consists of low-lying, fertile countryside broken by beech woods, small lakes and fjords. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also under Denamark’s sovereignty, although both have home rule.
The Faroe Islands are located in the North Atlantic and are home to a population of 48,660 (2010) people, whose most important occupations are fishing and sheep farming. Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, is served by direct flights from Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. During the summer months, there are direct flights from Aberdeen and Glasgow, and a ferry connection from Lerwick.
Summer in Denmark extends from June to August, when you can expect long days. Winter is from December to March, and tends to be wet with long periods of frost and dark days. Spring and autumn are generally mild.
The Faroe Islands are influenced by the warm current of the Gulf Stream, and they enjoy a very mild climate given their latitude. Winters are warm, but the islands are cloudy, windy and wet throughout the year. Summers are cool, and there is little sunshine.
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