"Torshavn" Tórshavn by JessieLang

Tórshavn Travel Guide: 132 reviews and 343 photos

There are 18 islands in the Faroes; 17 of them inhabited. Torshavn is the capital and the largest city (19,000 people.) Sheep are important, and there are almost as many sheep as there are people in the Islands.

Torshavn was founded in the 10th Century, and may be the oldest capital in Europe.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:colorful and historic
  • Cons:Pretty cool climate
  • In a nutshell:Fishing village with a long history
  • Last visit to Tórshavn: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SWFC_Fan's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    I haven't made it to the Faroe Islands yet, but they look fascinating! Considering how close the Faroes are to here, the flights are very expensive - so I may have to find a cruise that stops there one day!
    Thanks for sharing your photos and tips.

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Lovely place, very colorful buildings in contrast to the dreary weather!

  • Tugboatguy's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Wonderful photos and useful info on a seldom visited group of isles. One, Vagar, has an airport that is used by general aviation aircraft crossing the pond on the 2,681 nm long, northern route.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Enjoyed reading your Faroe Islands tips.

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2009 at 2:43 AM

    Faroe islands are definitely on my wish list for a visit! The bishop's door is gorgeous.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Howdy Jessie, this is a lovely page. You've posted some very helpful tips and photo's. Keep it up. Have a lovely day!

  • gordonilla's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2009 at 3:00 AM

    hello, good start - I hope you enjoyed the Faroe Islands? Gordon


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