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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Travel in time!

These old houses of Thorshavn have great history. Different colours, different use inside but lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bjorn Johann B
Reykjavik, Iceland
Stepping back into the past

This lovely little area in Torshavn is full of old houses in either red or black with a grass roof... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gillian C
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These old houses of Thorshavn have great history. Different colours, different use inside but lot of government offices. They still allow car parking!

Thank Bjorn Johann B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lovely little area in Torshavn is full of old houses in either red or black with a grass roof. It is quaint to walk around the small passageways which show a different aspect go the area as you go around each corner. It gives...More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old historic area of Torshavn and it was just a short walk from where our cruise ship pulled in. Quite a few buildings with the historic Grass covered roofs. Our tour guide explained that there are several layers of Birch Bark which makes a...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take a stroll trough the historic quarter of Torshavn and see these beautiful houses! It's not big so it doesn't take long but you can extend the visit by reading the history of the quarter on the signs. Some of the houses are current government...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this old part if the town. Fascinated by the fish hanging out to dry! Interesting buildings.

Thank JaR1983
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting buildings and nice area for a stroll. Narrow cobblestone streets and well kept old buildings. Bring a camera! Situated on the hill in the middle of the harbour.

1  Thank nesveb
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We only had a few hours in Torshavn since we arrived in the Faroes on a cruise ship, which docked 20-30 minutes from the capital. After a quick stroll up the main modern street, we returned to the port area to focus our time on...More

1  Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It's a pleasant area to stroll around. When you come across what's basically a shed, with a sign on the door saying "Prime Minister's Office", you know you're not in Downing Street. Narrow streets, wooden buildings, turf roofs, no litter, very attractive.

1  Thank Samthetax
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Walking this area before 9am gives the best opportunities for photography. There is no litter, no graffiti, in fact nothing to spoil the view. Lovely place!

Thank Validreview
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Tinganes is the collection of wooden houses that host the Faroese bureaucracy. The buildings are close together and have a great location overlooking the harbor. Be sure to find the Viking sun dial on the rocks next to the last structure. Nothing open here but...More

Thank waldentenn
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Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear... More