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Welcome to City of Torshavn


The Faroe Islands are located between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. They are a part of the Kingdom of Denmark, though they are an autonomous province. The city of Torshavn is the largest on the Faroe Islands and serves as the capital. With a population of 19,000 people, Torshavn is large enough to be metropolitan, but small enough to feel cozy. The history of the city dates back to the Viking ages, when the Vikings established their rule in the year 825. The city also has several examples of history from the Middle Ages and other eras since.

There are quite a few places of interest to see in Torshavn, staring with the oldest part of town, known as Tignanes. The area still has several wooden houses with turf roofs dating back as far as five hundred years ago. The Torshavn Dome, the second oldest church in the country, is another popular destination. Kirkjubour is the country's most important historical site, in existence since the Middle Ages. Other cultural attractions include the Listasavn Foroya, a Faroese art museum, the Nordic House in the Faroe Islands, the Museum of Natural History, and Torshavn Harbor.

 

 

 

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Sightseeing Of Torshavn


Connecting flights to the airport in Vagar is the easiest way to get to the Faroe Islands, though there are ferry services from several nearby countries. Once in Vagar, there are bus services that travel into Torshavn then times per day. The city is quaint and easy to see on foot, especially if there are several places of interest near chosen accommodations. Bicycles are another popular way to see the city. There are also four municipal bus routes through Torshavn that reach almost every part of the city. For a beautiful way to travel, there are boating services that depart multiple ports throughout each day.