Aug 22, 2017 - National Geographic Orion
Situated in an exposed part of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands are relentlessly battered by storms, with a recent windspeed record of over 266 km per hour (165 mph). Traditional turf rooves are still used today, even on modern buildings in the capitol city of Tórshavn. This centuries-old method of roofing provides heavy wind-resistant shelter and good insulation. What’s more: it gives Faroese buildings a wonderful Hobbitesque appearance!
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