This question has been bugging me for quite a while because I’ve read somewhere that the Faroese are mixed with both Scandinavian and Celtic blood. But what are they part of exactly? Are they part of the Celtics (Wales, Scotland, (Northern) Ireland, Cornwall and Breton) or part of Scandinavia? (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway).

5 Responses to “Are the Faroe Islands part of the Celtics or the Scandinavians?”

  • Toss Pott:

    Mixture. The scaninavians raided the celtic coastlines and took slave to the faroe islands and to iceland. Icland I think is 40% celtic 60% scandy. So maybe faroe is the same.

  • simon:

    They are north of Scotland amongst Scotlands highlands and Islands, and so they belong to the UK and England.

  • Richyboy:

    They are genetically a mix, but politically, they are a part of Denmark (something the Faroese don’t seem to happy about). After regaining their last bit of independence (a royal family and their own ambassadors) in 1905, Norway petitioned to have their colonies, including the Faroes, back. The Danes denied the request, however, so the only possible future for the Faroes under another flag is their own. I have no idea how they are going to be sustainable on their own out there, though.

  • John:

    The Faroe Islands are NOT in the UK. They are further North than the Shetlands which ARE part of the UK. The Faroese speak a Scandinavian language and have a Scandinavian culture. They are self governing under the Kingdom of Denmark. Genetically they are mainly Scandinavian in the male line and Scottish/Irish in the female line.

    The Shetlands have much more of a mixture of Celtic and Scandinavian influences on their culture.

  • ttsj:

    They made DNA studies. The father line is viking. The mother line is celtic.

    You figure out what happened!

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