The city has 20.000 inhabitants and is situated on the island of Streymoy, which is the largest island in the Faroes – located centrally in the archipelago. This makes the port ideal for excursions to all corners of the Faroes. The history of Tórshavn dates back more than one thousand years. Much of the earliest historical timber-built houses with turf roof in Tórshavn date back to the 15-16th century.
Tórshavn has a rich and colorful history as a port community with strong traditions of serving the fishing industry. Today Tórshavn is the centre of all commercial and cruise traffic in the Faroe Islands.
Tórshavn blends the historical and picturesque with all the features of a modern city. The visitor will experience quality restaurants, interesting museums, exhibitions, and, excellent shopping.
- Travel by coach past fjords and valleys; board a boat for an unforgettable, close-up view of sea caves, soaring cliffs and nesting seabirds – this is the most visited attraction in the Faroes.
- Experience the spectacular vistas of the archipelago and its fjords on the islands. Old ridged-line roads are on the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy with several viewpoints with beautiful scenery.
- Travel by coach to the early 14th-century St. Magnus Cathedral ruins and the historic King’s farm at Kirkjubøur; step inside the parish church, which dates from the year 1111.
- A Faroese family opens the doors to their home and invites you in. This will give you an excellent opportunity to make acquaintance with locals and to see how a Faroese family lives.