Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Life in the Faroes/Lívið í Føroyum

Life in the Faroes/Lívið í Føroyum: "Around 650 A.D., the Vikings came to the Faroe Islands. What many people do not know is that on these islands they faced a unique problem - the rough seas and treacherous coastlines of the Faroe Islands prevented them from safely approaching with their boats. In order to solve this problem, the Vikings developed a primitive method of flying, similar in theory to berserking. Originally they had to take off from cliffs, and flew only short distances to their ships in the ocean."