Background info

These 18 small Islands in the Atlantic were colonised by Vikings and their descendants have lived there ever since. Everywhere the Vikings settled all free men met annually to discuss matters of importance to them. In the Faroe the Lagting (Parliament) met for the first time in AD 970. Except for the time between 1816-1852 it has met annually ever since. In the Faroe Islands, today's Lagting (Parliament) is a direct descendant of the Viking institution and has kept its original name - Lagting.  When the Vikings gathered for their annual sessions they simultaneously held a market where they bought goods they needed and sold those they had produced during the winter. At the annual Lagting the Vikings also organised competitions and games.

- 14. august 2004 -