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Tórshavn in the region of Streymoy with its 13,200 inhabitants is a town in Faroe Islands and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Tórshavn is now 04:44 PM (Thursday) . The local timezone is named " Atlantic/Faroe " with a UTC offset of 0 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Vidh Sjogv, Velbastadhur, Tvoroyri, Toftir, and Strendur. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Vidh Sjogv . We saw some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Tórshavn ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Tórshavn, Vágsbotn marina

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Faroe Islands Hvonn

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Brigitte Bardot in Tórshavn

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A quick short interview with Peter Hammarstedt about sea shepherd in the Faroe Islands Facebook: ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Tórshavn Cathedral

Tórshavn Cathedral is the second oldest received church of the Faroe Islands, on Tinganes in the old town of Tórshavn. Painted white, and roofed with slate, it was established in 1788. The cathedral church lies in the north of the peninsula Tinganes and is one of the main attractions of the town. Like most churches of the country it belongs to the Evangelical-Lutheran national church of the Faroe Islands.

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Located at 62.01 -6.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Churches in the Faroe Islands, Lutheran cathedrals, Tórshavn


Vikublaðið is a free Faroese weekly newspaper. In a national survey, it came out as the most read newspaper on the islands.

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Located at 62.01 -6.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Newspapers published in the Faroe Islands, Publications with year of establishment missing


Tinganes is the historic location of the Faroese landsstýri (government), and is a part of Tórshavn. The name means "parliament jetty" or "parliament point" in Faroese. The parliament met here for the first time in the Viking ages when Norwegian colonists placed their Ting (parliament) here in 825. It is one of the oldest parliamentary meeting places in the world, along with Tynwald hill in the Isle of Man and Þingvellir in Iceland.

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Located at 62.01 -6.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Ting, Tórshavn

University of the Faroe Islands

The University of the Faroe Islands is a state-run university located in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands. It consists of three faculties: Faroese Language and Literature, Science and Technology, and History and Social Sciences. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. 's in all three faculties. The student body is small, with 142 students total. The university organizes an annual dissertation competition open to all students.

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Located at 62.01 -6.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Education in the Faroe Islands, Educational institutions established in 1965, Tórshavn


Tórsvøllur is a football stadium on the sport site Gundadalur in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. The stadium holds 6,040 people and was built in 1999 to become the country's national stadium and provide a grass surface in the capital Tórshavn on which international football matches could be played. Previously, the Faroe Islands national team played its home matches in the town of Toftir at the Svangaskarð stadium.

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Located at 62.02 -6.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures completed in 1999, Football venues in the Faroe Islands, National stadiums