Information about Skansin

SkansinThis is the only fort in Tórshavn built in the 16th Century. Skansin is nestled just beside the harbour in Tórshavn and the Tórshavn bus terminal. There is a lighthouse on Skansin as well as guns from World War ll and other guns as well.

You will have a panoramic view of Nólsoy island from Skansin. Many people gathred at Skansin during the total solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands in 2015.

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Tórshavn Bus Terminal

The Tórshavn Bus Terminal is situated at the harbour in Tórshavn. The national bus and ferry service, Strandfaraskip Landsins, oper...

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Tinganes

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Reyn

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Tórshavn

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Argir

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Oyggjarvegur

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Hoyvík

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Nólsoy

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Havnardalur

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Velbastaður

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Kirkjubøur

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Æðuvík

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Kaldbaksfjørður

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Hestur

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Sornfelli

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Norðradalsskarð

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Toftavatn

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Norðradalur

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Koltur

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Mjørkadalur Prison

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