"Tˇrshavn" Tˇrshavn by jonkb

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I was here with a choir, so most of the trip was already planned.

Tˇrshavn means Tors harbour. Tor was the norse god that made thunder when he road with his chariot throuwing his hammer (Mj°lner).

It was the vikings that settled on the Faroe Islands and founded the cities here. Tˇrshavn. is by far the largest city, and the one you're bound to come to if you're arriving to the island by boat.

The islands and Norway

The islands are officially a part of Denmark, but according to the guide I had, they have more to do with Bergen (Norway) than with Denmark. Originally it was vikings from the western coast of Norway that settled here. When Denmark lost Norway to Sweden (and Norway acclaimed it's independence and constitution), the Faroe Islands stayed Danish. The Islands now have some autonomy, and their goverment is based mostly in Tˇrshavn.

You should also hav a look at my Faroe Island page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fresh nature
  • Cons:Difficult to get to
  • In a nutshell:Sheep, green hills and dark rock
  • Last visit to Tˇrshavn: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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