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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…
Italian in Tórshavn


Frank Sinatra's mellow crooning caresses the Chianti-bottle candle-lamps in this cosy little Italian eatery. Toscana specialises in creative meat dishes with tastebud-tickling sauces and super rich pastas that appro…
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…
Old Town in Tórshavn


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 …
Architectural in Tórshavn

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 vi…
Cafe in Tórshavn

Café Natúr

The city's most atmospheric café pub is the hub of Tórshavn's raucous live scene at weekends. They serve a good range of brews and several great-value bar meals. The recommended if misnamed 'Tortilla' is actually a …
Pub Food in Tórshavn


Gastronomic treats that are nibbled at zinc-and-cream furniture, and washed down by wine in fish-bowl glasses, make Glitnir the intimidating summit of Tórshavn's modernist chic. Curiously, the pub downstairs is…
Harbour in Tórshavn


Moored in the harbour are two beautiful antique wooden sloops, Westward Ho and Norðlýsið . On summer Tuesdays and Thursdays the Norðlýsið offers fishing trips and three hour cruises.