Tórshavn is the capital of Faroe Islands and it is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, but it is also one of the most delightful.The well-preserved and lively old town center rewards visitors with a confusion of narrow passages and lanes whose black-tarred houses are marked by emerald-turfed roofs and bright white windows. The area feels like a set for an historic movie, but it is actually a genuine town that remains close to its original Middle Ages design. Tórshavn is one of the most unique places in not just the Faroe Islands, but the whole world.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Faroe Islands is between June and September.
Top Places to Visit in Tórshavn
1. Faroese Museum of History
The cultural history of the islands comes alive at the Faroese Museum of History. The interesting exhibits contain artifacts from the Viking Age through the Middle Ages, telling the story of maritime and farming life in the Faroe Islands.
2. Viking Farmstead
A Viking farmstead is well-preserved in the village of Kvívík, nearby Leynar is one of the most scenic places in all the Faroes, and the Vestmanna cliffs offer magnificent, awe-inspiring vistas. Seabirds glide above the towering cliffs, and you can wonder at the rich colors and textures created by nature as you sail among the rugged sea stacks and discover the many grottoes that line the coast.
3. Valley of Saksun
The wide and long valley of Saksun is a paradise for cyclists, and the narrow road there follows a shallow river characterized by miniature rapids and abundant bird life. The Faroese national bird, the tjaldur, can often be seen soaring across the sky. The large black and white birds are easy to spot because of their distinctive crimson colored bills.