Storm Petrel Colony


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 including basic accommodation are organised through the village hostel-café Kaffistovan.

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Nearby Tórshavn attractions

1. Skansin Fort

2.63 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…

2. Tinganes

2.83 MILES

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

3. Havnarkirkja

2.86 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. Focus Gallery

2.97 MILES

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

5. Glarsmiðjan

2.99 MILES

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

6. Listasavn Føroya

3.03 MILES

Viðarlundin, a wonderfully wild park where trees and sculptures mingle, leads to the bright and airy Listasavn Føroya. Its excellent collection of Faroese…

7. Nólsoy Island

3.04 MILES

On Nólsoy Island, carless Nólsoy village isn't especially picturesque but makes a strikingly peaceful contrast to bustling Tórshavn, whose Tinganes…

8. Lydersen


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