Information about Tórshavn

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 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. 

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Attractions nearby Tórshavn


This is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Úti á Reyni is covered by small turf roofed houses dating centuries back. Near Reyn, you...



Tinganes is the oldest part of Torshavn. Among it's grass roofed houses you will also find the Prime Minister's office and other govern...


Tórshavn Bus Terminal

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



This is the only fort in Tórshavn built in the 16th Century. Skansin is nestled just beside the harbour in Tórshavn and the Tórsh...



This is the old mountain road leading you from Tórshavn to the villages North of Tórshavn. Enjoy the beautiful sight when sliding up and...



Argir is a suburb in Tórshavn. You will have a great view towards Tórshavn from undir Kongavarða in Argir. ...



Hoyvík is a district in the capital Tórshavn. Besides many new houses there is also the old Hoyvík settlement by the peninsula wh...



In the outskirts of Tórshavn lies the valley Havnardalur. This is a popular part of town for the locals when going out for a stroll. ...



This village on the western side of Streymoy island is a 15 minutes drive from Tórshavn. Velbastaður has a great view of the two islands He...



The island of Nólsoy is a remarcable spot in the Faroe Islands. Almost wherever you are in Tórshavn you will see this island and the h...



Kirkjubøur, located on the south of Streymoy, is regarded as the' most important historical site Faroe Islands. Here you will f...



The fjord Kaldbaksbotnur sits in beautiful surroundings. The fjord can been explored along the seaside or from the mountains when driving on the ...



This small village is situatd on the island Eysturoy. Æðuvík has a lovely tiny harbour where you will see nothing but the Atlantic Oc...



The main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exact...



Sornfelli (725 m) is a mountain most renowned for its two domes that you can see from a long distance. You can drive almost to the top of th...



From this point you will have the unbelievable view of the deep valley Norðradalur and the small island Koltur framed out in the ocean. This popul...



This freshwater lake lies a short drive from the town Runavík on the island Eysturoy. Lake Loftavatn is the fourth largest lake in the Faroe Is...



The highest point Norðradalsskarð on the road leading to Norðradalur is one of the most hearthbreakingly beautiful sights in the Faroe Isl...



The island Koltur has a beautiful and striking shape. Koltur is the second smallest island in the Faroe Islands. Its highest point is the monumental c...


Mjørkadalur Prison

This might be the only prison in the world with grass roof. Mjørkadalur Prison is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the m...