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Tórshavn Destination Guide

Discover Tórshavn in Faroe Islands. Tórshavn in the region of Streymoy with it's 13,200 inhabitants is a town located in Faroe Islands and is the capital of this country.

Considering your flexibility, these larger cities could be interesting to check as well: Vidh Sjogv, Velbastadhur, Tvoroyri, Toftir, Strendur or Eystur. Since you are in the region already, make sure to check out Tórshavn, Torkilsheyggjur, Sund, Nes, Kirkjubøur and Millum Gilja. Map of the area of Tórshavn in Faroe Islands

Local Time

Current time in Tórshavn is now 02:24 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Atlantic / Faroe" with an UTC offset of 1 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 10°C / 50 °F
Evening 11°C / 52 °F
Night 11°C / 53 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 95%
Air Pressure 1023.5 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 15 km/h (9 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
11°C / 51 °F Light rain

Saturday, 23rd of September 2017
Light rain, strong breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 12°C (54 °F)
Night: 13°C (55 °F)
Sunday, 24th of September 2017
Light rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.
Light rain Day: 12°C (54 °F)
Night: 11°C (52 °F)
Monday, 25th of September 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Light rain Day: 11°C (52 °F)
Night: 12°C (53 °F)

Video Collection

Faroe Islands - Tórshavn & Kirkjubøur ...

A walk in Tórshavn, the capital of Faroe Islands and Kirkjubøur in June 2013

36:25 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: June 03, 2014 by Aanvoerder

Helicopter from Vagar Airport to radars...

Helicopter from Vagar Airport, to radarstation, the capital Tórshavn then ending the flight in the little island Nólsoy. The helicopter is a AgustaWestland EH101

23:27 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: January 04, 2011 by Bjarni Thomsen


Tórshavn Marathon 2011

Runners from the Faroe Islands and abroad participated in the 9th Atlantic Airways Tórshavn Marathon on Sunday 2th of September 2012

46:55 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: September 22, 2011 by vidulvsa

Føroyar 2009 Tórshavn

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58:58 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: August 31, 2011 by jennyeddabrynhildar7


Tórshavn

Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands, a country situated between Scotland and Iceland. Tórshavn is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To

52:02 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: February 04, 2015 by Mortan Mortensen

Sheep Tórshavn Faroe Islands

50:55 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: June 26, 2014 by Eric Orbesen


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Interesting Events in the future

A short collection of upcomming events in Tórshavn during the next days, weeks and months.

26
Sep
2017

Live Jazz At Hvonn

Starts: 11:00 pm (23:00)
More at eventful.com.

07
Oct
2017

Faroe Islands Vs Latvia, Russia 2018 Qualification (Europe)

Starts: 07:00 pm (19:00)
More at eventful.com.


Interesting facts about this location

Argir

Argir is a village in the Faroe Islands. Population: \t 1907 Postal code (Zip). \tFO 160 Location: \t\t{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:61.98|N|6.75|W||||| | |name= }} Municipality: Tórshavnar kommuna Football team: AB Argir most likely takes its name from Old Irish airge meaning summer pasture. ; several placenames in Faroe carry the same name with this meaning. Once a village south of Tórshavn, Argir has grown and is now merged with Tórshavn.

Tags: Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated coastal places in the Faroe Islands
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

Gundadalur

Gundadalur is the name of an area in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. It is home to three different football pitches and other sports facilities. The largest one is the national stadium Tórsvøllur, a multi-use stadium. The actual Gundadalur Stadium is the home ground of both HB Tórshavn and B36 Tórshavn, located just alongside Tórsvøllur. It was opened in 1911. In Faroese it is called Ovari Vøllur (The Upper Field).

Tags: Tórshavn, Sports venues in the Faroe Islands, Football venues in the Faroe Islands
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Hvítanes

Hvítanes is a village in the Faroe Islands, noted for its beauty. It is on Streymoy's east coast, northeast of Hoyvík and Tórshavn. Its name means "White Point" in Faroese. Population: \t99 Postal code (Zip): \tFO 187 Location: \t\t{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:62|02|48|N|6|46|10|W| | |name= }} Municipality:\tTórshavnar Hvítanes is located in a little bay with a stone beach and a harbour where the small boats can be pulled up a ramp out of reach of the sometimes destructive sea.

Tags: Populated places in the Faroe Islands, Populated places established in 1837
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi from center.

Kaldbak

Kaldbak is a village in the Faroe Islands, on Streymoy's east coast. Population: \t219 Postal code (Zip): \tFO 180 Location: \t\t{{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:62|3|47|N|6|49|34|W| | |name= }} Municipality:\tTorshavnar Excavations show that Kaldbak was inhabited already in the 11th century. The village current was only connected to the road system of Streymoy in 1980. The parish church in Kaldbak was built in 1835.

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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

Kirkjubøargarður

Kirkjubøargarður (Faroese for Yard of Kirkjubøur, also known as King's Farm) is one of the oldest still inhabited wooden houses of the world. The farm itself has always been the largest in the Faroe Islands. The old farmhouse of Kirkjubøur dates back to the 11th century. It was the episcopal residence and seminary of the Diocese of the Faroe Islands, from about 1100.

Tags: Open air museums, Museums in the Faroe Islands, Living museums
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

List of islands of the Faroe Islands

This is a list of islands of the Faroe Islands. There are 18 islands, of which Lítla Dímun is the only one uninhabited. Besides these 18 islands there are also several islets and skerries in the Faroes. Borðoy Eysturoy Fugloy Hestur Kalsoy Koltur Kunoy Lítla Dímun Mykines Nólsoy Sandoy Skúvoy Stóra Dímun Streymoy Suðuroy Svínoy Vágar Viðoy

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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Tinganes

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.

Tags: Tórshavn, Ting
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Tórshavn, Lutheran cathedrals, Churches in the Faroe Islands
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Tórsvøllur

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.

Tags: National stadiums, Football venues in the Faroe Islands, Buildings and structures completed in 1999
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

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.

Tags: Tórshavn, Educational institutions established in 1965, Education in the Faroe Islands
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Coordinates: 62.01, -6.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

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