Torshavn, Faroe Islands

  • Torshavn, Faroe Islands
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To get a sense of Torshavn’s local arts scene, visit Galerie Focus. Pieces are available for purchase, but you’re also welcome to browse the modern paintings, sculptures, and other interpretive works. If you’re lucky, you may catch live music—bands play throughout the summer.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

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Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Torshavn the Capital

What started as a Viking pit stop and small merchant trading ground eventually grew into a thriving city that’s now the capital of the Faroe Islands. On this three-hour tour, you’ll see Torshavn’s parks, museums, and historic neighborhoods. The highlight: a view of the city from above at a scenic lookout.

Coastal Villages—Saksun and Kollafjord

This journey starts on Streymoy Island’s scenic road before continuing to a valley that overlooks the spectacular Kaldbak and Kollafjorour fjords. You’ll also see a black-wooden Faroese church from the mid 1800’s, whose turf roof is still intact.

Fjord and Sea Safari by RIB

Zip around fjords in fast, rigid inflatable boats, or RIB’s. The small 12-passenger vessels can get close to high sea cliffs, increasing your chances of seeing native wildlife such as gray seals and Faroese puffins. Be sure to dress in layers and bring a hat and gloves to stay warm.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

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