"The Little Capital City That Could" Top 5 Page for this destination Tórshavn by travelfrosch
Tórshavn Travel Guide: 129 reviews and 339 photos
The Faroe Islands are currently an autonomous region of the Kingdom of Denmark. If the Faroes ever became an independent nation, Tórshavn, with a population of just under 20,000, could become the world's smallest capital city. Nevertheless, it has a surprising variety of services available, from restaurants to shops to international ferry connections. Truly a cosomopolitan city... er, town.
One of the first things you can do when you arrive by bus or ferry is to wander along the harbor. Head to the western side of the harbor, and get a fine view of the west side of Tórshavn, including the distinctive copper dome of the Vesturkirkja.
Tórshavn is a wonderful hub for a number of hikes, but there are also opportunities for less strenuous strolling. Since I experienced Tummy Trouble (Part 2) the last few days of my stay, long hikes were not an option. Still, we got some fine views.
A nice day trip is to take the ferry Ritan to the island of Nólsoy. While just a few minutes away by boat, Nólsoy... more travel advice
This pleasant park is about a 10-minute walk north of the harbor on R.C. Eversøes Gøta. You'll see trees and a stone... more travel advice
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