Discover one of the world's smallest capitals in the world!
Tórshavn is beautifully situated at the foot of the surrounding mountains and with a panoramic view of the island of Nólsoy. The town was founded in the year 825 and got its name after the Nordic god Thor.
When you enter the old Town, Reyn and Tinganes, and walk around between the houses, you will experience a maze of alleys and narrow alleys.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 7 years.
- Languages: English, Danish
Tinganes is the oldest part of Torshavn. Among it's grass roofed houses you will also find the Prime Minister's office and other government buildings.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.
The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.
You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the only 4 star hotel (two new 4 starred hotels will open in May 2020). All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.
Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.
The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy islands departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location at the harbour is near by Tinganes which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister's Office as well as government ministries.
This is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Úti á Reyni is covered by small turf roofed houses dating centuries back. Near Reyn, you will find Heima í Havn which is a closter of gras covered houses with several great restaurants including a fish house and a restaurant serving locally sourced lamb.
Pickup time : 09:00.
What to bring:
Good shoes for the walk
A warm sweater/jacket
Good to know:
Clothes: Due to changing wheater conditions, we recommend warm clothes.