Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

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A Forgotten Corner Not to Be Missed

This remote and little known fragment of Europe is an archipelago of 18 hilly islands, and a self-governing region of Denmark. Towns and villages cluster along the shores of fjords, and brightly painted houses in a rainbow of colors stand out against the deep green of fields and hillsides.

It is a fine place to be outdoors and ideal for a hike amidst the superb scenery. Viking settlers are said to have established their parliament here in 825 with Torshavn as the capital, which it has remained ever since. The collection of impressive medieval ruins of Kirkjubour is also of interest, especially the striking Magnus Cathedral.

TINGANES

TINGANES

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TINGANES

TINGANES

Discover the oldest part of Tórshavn, a delightful enclave of 500 year-old, turf-roofed homes.

NÓLSOY ISLAND

NÓLSOY ISLAND

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NÓLSOY ISLAND

NÓLSOY ISLAND

Observe storm petrels in their natural habitat in this lush outpost just outside Nólsoy village.

SKANSIN

SKANSIN

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SKANSIN

SKANSIN

See the historic fortress next to the port, built to protect against pirate raids after one occurred.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands At a glance

Current Weather:
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Current Time:
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Currency:
Danish Krone
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  • 9.38
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Local Details:
GPS: 62°1'3.75"N 6°46'18.76"W
Size: 172.90 KM2 (66.76 MI2)
Population: 20,015
Density: 116 Pop/KM2 (45 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +298

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