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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Lovely historic part of Torshavn

This is a great part of Torshavn to wander. The buildings are historic and really interesting. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
Travel in time!

These old houses of Thorshavn have great history. Different colours, different use inside but lot... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Bjorn Johann B
Reykjavik, Iceland
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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great part of Torshavn to wander. The buildings are historic and really interesting. Also picturesque with their colours and grass roofs. A lot of them are now government offices. Not far from the port if you are on a cruise ship.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 3 October 2017

These old houses of Thorshavn have great history. Different colours, different use inside but lot of government offices. They still allow car parking!

Thank Bjorn Johann B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This lovely little area in Torshavn is full of old houses in either red or black with a grass roof. It is quaint to walk around the small passageways which show a different aspect go the area as you go around each corner. It gives...More

Thank Gillian C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Beautiful old historic area of Torshavn and it was just a short walk from where our cruise ship pulled in. Quite a few buildings with the historic Grass covered roofs. Our tour guide explained that there are several layers of Birch Bark which makes a...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Take a stroll trough the historic quarter of Torshavn and see these beautiful houses! It's not big so it doesn't take long but you can extend the visit by reading the history of the quarter on the signs. Some of the houses are current government...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this old part if the town. Fascinated by the fish hanging out to dry! Interesting buildings.

Thank JaR1983
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Interesting buildings and nice area for a stroll. Narrow cobblestone streets and well kept old buildings. Bring a camera! Situated on the hill in the middle of the harbour.

1  Thank nesveb
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We only had a few hours in Torshavn since we arrived in the Faroes on a cruise ship, which docked 20-30 minutes from the capital. After a quick stroll up the main modern street, we returned to the port area to focus our time on...More

1  Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 16 August 2017

It's a pleasant area to stroll around. When you come across what's basically a shed, with a sign on the door saying "Prime Minister's Office", you know you're not in Downing Street. Narrow streets, wooden buildings, turf roofs, no litter, very attractive.

1  Thank Samthetax
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Walking this area before 9am gives the best opportunities for photography. There is no litter, no graffiti, in fact nothing to spoil the view. Lovely place!

Thank Validreview
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Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear... More