Information about Tórshavn


Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands and the most populous city. 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 two only 4-star hotels (one new 4 star hotel will open in Autumn 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 national football stadium Tórsvøllur is also situated in the capital. The stadium is the national team's football pitch for international matches.

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 Farstøðin is located at the harbour near 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 will find Heima í Ha...



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...


Tórshavn Bus Terminal

The Tórshavn Bus Terminal is situated at the harbour in Tórshavn. The national bus and ferry service, Strandfaraskip Landsins, operates a well run bus...



This 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. The...



This is the national football stadium in the Faroe Islands. The stadium is nestled in the capital Tórshavn and holds a crowd of 5,000 people. ...



Argir is a suburb in Tórshavn on the largest island Streymoy. 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 where kayaking has beco...



This is the old mountain road on Streymoy island leading you from Tórshavn to the many senic sites in the northern part of the country. It is an excit...



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 Hestur and Ko...



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 highest peak Eg...


Gamlarætt Ferry Port

This is the ferry port to Sandoy island and Hestur island. Gamlarætt is situated on the west coast on Streymoy island some 10 minutes from the capit...



Kirkjubøur, located on the southern part of the island Streymoy, is regarded as the most important historical site in the Faroe Islands. The village...


Syðradalur, Færøerne

Syðradalur lies on the west coast of Streymoy island. This small settlement is a 20 minutes drive from Tórshavn. ...



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



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



The main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exactly 421 metres...



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 the mountain...



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 popular a...



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 Islands w...