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.
Discover the oldest part of Tórshavn, a delightful enclave of 500 year-old, turf-roofed homes.
Observe storm petrels in their natural habitat in this lush outpost just outside Nólsoy village.
See the historic fortress next to the port, built to protect against pirate raids after one occurred.
Torshavn, Faroe Islands At a glance