The six islands in the northeast of the Faroe Islands are together referred to as Norðoyar, i.e. the Northern Isles (Danish: Norderøerne). These Islands from west to east are Kalsoy, Kunoy, Borðoy, Viðoy, Svínoy and Fugloy. Klaksvík is the biggest settlement of the region. Norðoyar is sometimes spelled Norðoyggjar.

Northern Isles shown in yellow.

In the 1946 independence referendum, 67.3% of Norðoyar voters chose independence, the highest proportion out of any Faroese region.[1]

Further readingEdit

  • Christiansen, Hans T., Rói Patursson, and Sörensen Björn. Norðoyar. Stockholm: Informationsgruppen AB, 1989. ISBN 91-86004-77-8

Coordinates: 62°16′55″N 6°32′35″W / 62.282°N 6.543°W / 62.282; -6.543


  1. ^ Faroe Islands, 14 September 1946: Status Direct Democracy (in German)