Listasavn Føroya


Viðarlundin, a wonderfully wild park where trees and sculptures mingle, leads to the bright and airy Listasavn Føroya. Its excellent collection of Faroese modern and contemporary art includes moving, death-haunted canvasses by the great Sámal Joensen-Mikines, allegorical cartoons by William Heinesen and Tita Vinther's entertainingly woolly Rain.

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Nearby Tórshavn attractions

1. Glarsmiðjan

0.56 MILES

Glarsmiðjan is a private gallery good for perusing and purchasing Faroese art.

2. Focus Gallery

0.62 MILES

Intimate private galleries, including Focus, are great places to peruse and potentially purchase Faroese art.

3. Havnarkirkja

0.63 MILES

The church Havnarkirkja has a distinctive clock tower that peeps above a photogenic row of colourful row of old wharf buildings (Undir Bryggjubakka).

4. Lydersen

0.69 MILES

Lydersen is a private gallery where you can admire (and potentially purchase) Faroese art.

5. Náttúrugripasavn

0.75 MILES

The child-friendly Náttúrugripasavn has an informative geological section, a minuscule botanical garden and a gigantic whale's skull.

6. Tinganes

0.76 MILES

The city's tiny but charming historical core is Tinganes, a little peninsula delightfully jumbled with pretty turf-roofed cottages and historic red…

7. Skansin Fort

0.89 MILES

Beyond the desert of asphalt that surrounds the modern transport terminal lie the turf-softened bastions of the ruined Skansin Fort. It's topped by a…

8. Storm Petrel Colony

3.03 MILES

Around an hour's walk from Nólsoy village, a storm petrel colony is claimed to be the world's biggest. They're best observed at dusk. Guided bird tours…