We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Nice little lighthouse

Nice stroll out to Skansin lighthouse, and got a great view of the town and harbour of Torshavn... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hege007
,
Oslo, Norway
via mobile
Fort close to the harbour

Overlooking the harbour with a lighthouse you can't miss the fort. Walk up to look at the view of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Conrad N
,
Whitstable, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 99 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average27%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“light house” (5 reviews)
“nice view” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Havnargata, Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"light house"
in 5 reviews
"nice view"
in 5 reviews
"ferry terminal"
in 5 reviews
"worth a quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"small hill"
in 2 reviews
"second world war"
in 2 reviews
"free entry"
in 2 reviews
"short walk"
in 3 reviews
"guns"
in 8 reviews
"cannon"
in 19 reviews
"harbour"
in 24 reviews
"wwii"
in 3 reviews
"torshavn"
in 20 reviews
"town"
in 8 reviews
"photos"
in 3 reviews
"overview"
in 2 reviews
"stone"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice stroll out to Skansin lighthouse, and got a great view of the town and harbour of Torshavn capital.

Thank Hege007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Overlooking the harbour with a lighthouse you can't miss the fort. Walk up to look at the view of Torshavn. Still has a canon or two in place to show what it was.

Thank Conrad N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

A perfect place for the British to set up canons to protect the harbor. The lighthouse is small, but well taken care of. From the location you can see the whole harbor including ferries, shipping container areas, shipping containers, and the city buildings too.

Thank Richard F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easily accessible from port particularly if needing to wait for a shuttle back to the boat. Has good views back over Torshavn and also some old cannon relics

Thank Troonie1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, this it's not an imposing structure an it is also quite small. Anyway, you have some nice views on the see and you can see the walls and do a tour of the site. 30 minutes it should be enough to have a good...More

Thank Rosario_it
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved and kept fortress with lighthouse. From the top you can see nearby island Nolsoy. Good place to take pictures.

Thank Primavera_730
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Free entry and commanding views over Torshavn and the ferry terminal. The fort itself has gun emplacements from the British occupation during the Second World War. It's a shame there isn't a great deal of information boards up to well you about the site although...More

Thank seekeroffortune2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 June 2018

A useful find whilst waiting for my shuttle bus back to the cruise ship. It looked over the harbour and was accessible from the carpark- some great photo views from up here!

Thank R N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Nice view! Good opportunity to make pictures: port, old city. And walk a little around and on this green hill, with some guns and a lighthouse. Easy steps to climb, not high. Worth a quick visit while in Torshavn

Thank Rbsaro
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

A Perfect spot to take some memories w u of Tórshavn. There are cannons up there next to the lighthouse.

Thank sammiep2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 hotels in Streymoy
Hotel Streym Torshavn
158 reviews
.22 km away
Hotel Hafnia
184 reviews
.46 km away
Hotel Torshavn
171 reviews
.55 km away
Hotel Foroyar
351 reviews
1.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Aarstova
372 reviews
.38 km away
Barbara Fish House
309 reviews
.38 km away
Etika
292 reviews
.47 km away
Kaffihusid
146 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tinganes
261 reviews
.33 km away
Listasavn Foroya
70 reviews
1.43 km away
Torshavn Cathedral
114 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Skansin Fortress staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit