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Torshavn, Denmark

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy, Denmark. To the north west of the town lies the 347-metre (1,140 ft) high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the 350-metre (1,100 ft) high Kirkjubøreyn.

The town is a charming blend of old and new. In the area around the harbour lies Tinganes where the ‘old town’ of Tórshavn is located. The small colorful houses are an attraction in the town, as is Skansin, an old fortress built over the harbour. Five minutes walk from the harbour is the city-centre Vaglið. Here is also Løgtingið, the Faeroese parliament. Nearby are shops, restaurants, hotels and a cinema.

Things to See & Do

* Tinganes, the old part of town
* Tórshavn Dome
* Tórshavn harbour
* Listasavn Føroya, the Faroese art museum
* Skansin fortress

General information

Cruise Season – Feb – Dec
Currency – Danish krone (DKK)
Language – Danish
Land Area – 158 kkm²
Population – 20,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 45

Port Location – There are port is located in Tórshavn’s town centre.

Transport Links – The harbour is served by the Smyril Line international ferry service to Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Scotland. The harbour is also used by domestic ferry services of Strandfaraskip Landsins within the Faroe Islands, chiefly on the route to Tvøroyri.

The town is served by Bussleiðin – a network of local buses. Buses also depart to villages throughout the islands.

There is a helipad in Tórshavn; the nearest airport is Vágar Airport.

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