Attractions

Museum in Tórshavn

Føroya Fornminnissavn

The excellent Føroya Fornminnissavn is split between two sites in the Hoyvík suburb, 3km north of centre. The main site at Brekkutún 6 beautifully displays Faroese artefacts from the Viking Age to the 19th-century w…
Gallery in Tórshavn

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…
Old Town in Tórshavn

Tinganes

The city's tiny but charming historical core is Tinganes, a little peninsula delightfully jumbled with pretty turf-roofed cottages and historic red-painted stone-and-timber buildings. Most date from after the devast…
Fortress in Tórshavn

Skansin Fort

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 little lighthouse and four 18th-century cannons. Although rather …
Church in Tórshavn

Havnarkirkja

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

Náttúrugripasavn

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

Focus Gallery

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

Lydersen

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

Glarsmiðjan

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

Nólsoy Island

On Nólsoy Island, carless Nólsoy village isn't especially picturesque but makes a strikingly peaceful contrast to bustling Tórshavn, whose Tinganes peninsula looks especially picturesque as you pass b…