That's because Icelandic is special mate. Faroese might be the closest there is to Icelandic, but that's not the same as saying that farouese can't be the closest to danihs. One doesn't exclude the other.
Also my GF is from the faroe islands and i've been there with her couple of times. I understand most of it without having practiced/studiet it :)
only 300k people, forced to learn english from school.
10% of population not born in iceland meaning they're probably using english to communicate with locals i.e. locals not using icelandic so much
the poles will breed like animals & breed the icelandic out of your women
Most of those people are polish and if they dont talk Icelandic they probably dont talk English and only moved here to get jobs. But most of the population talks Icelandic and locals do speak Icelandic. And trust me when I say that none of the Icelandic women are interested in the ugly polaks they either bring their own women or die alone. And forcing kids to learn English is a thing in all Nordic countries.
And it doesnt surprise me a island pretty far away from the rest of europe doesnt have a big population.
I don't think it's just you, lul.
My mother is half Swedish and half Danish, so I know both of them fluently. When I was on vacation in Iceland in July people claimed to 'know' Danish. Good joke m9s.
edit: ok this thread was bumped af