The Stunning Filming Locations in Nordic Crime Drama TROM
Where was TROM filmed? Is the tv-series TROM filmed in the Faroe Islands? Which locations were used in the thrilling Nordic series? Continue reading to get the full picture of the first crime drama set in the Faroe Islands.
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TROM is a crime drama set in the unbelievable Faroe Islands in the heart of the North Atlantic Ocean. The six-part show is a Viaplay Original. The crime drama first premiered in Denmark on 13 February 2022 and in the UK on July 9th on BBC Four.
The show’s main actor, Ulrich Thomsen, plays Hannis Martinsson. TROM is directed by Kasper Barfoed and Davíd Óskar Ólafsson.
Other actors include Olaf Johannessen and Maria Rich. TROM is aired in the languages Faroese and Danish and with English subtitles.
Here is your guide to the series TROM. The guide includes information about where in the Faroe Islands the series was filmed.
TROM on BBC
BBC has a rich history in broadcasting the best series produced in the Nordic countries. The UK audience will also watch TROM on BBC. The crime drama has been acquired by BBC Four for the UK market.
TROM follows the journalist Hannis Martinsson who receives a message from his daughter Sonja claiming that her life is at risk. Hannis heads home to the Faroe Islands and finds her daughter dead.
When in search for the killer, Hannis gets into trouble with the police. He also unravels secrets within the tidy Faroese society.
There is a Nordic moodiness to the series. The Nordic-noir style is there in the show’s themes and in the wild landscapes throughout TROM.
Where was TROM Filmed?
TROM is filmed in the Faroe Islands. Have a look at the Faroe Islands on a map and you will be surprised how many stunning nature sceneries there are in the island group.
The unexplored sights in the Faroe Islands are for sure to steal the limelight when watching TROM. The series will inspire you to visit some of the best locations in the archipelago. Here is a list of filming locations in TROM:
- Lake Toftavatn
All these locations are amazing. You will find some of the most stunning nature in the areas where TROM was filmed.
Gásadalur is where the famous waterfall Múlafossur is located. The village is featured in the series. Tjørnuvík is a secluded village on the main island Streymoy. Múli is an uninhabited village with a roll in the crime drama. Gjógv is a breathtaking settlement. Sonja’s mom lives in Gjógv.
Lake Toftavatn is located on the same island as Gjógv. There are great walking paths along the pristine lake. Scenes in the series are filmed in a small cabin located close to the lake. Toftavatn is among the most beautiful lakes in the Faroe Islands.
Norðradalsskarð comes with panoramic views of the isolated island Koltur. You will reach Norðradalsskarð when driving on the road Oyggjarvegurin. A car accident takes place on Oyggjarvegurin in TROM next to a windmill park in the mountains.
The 4 star Hotel Føroyar sits next to Oyggjarvegurin, which translates directly to the mountain road. The protagonist Hannis Martinsson stays at this hotel after he arives in the Faroe Islands. Check out this list of the best hotels in the Faroe Islands.
Velbastaður is also featured in the film. This is a hillside village on Streymoy island where Sonja lives. On the same island you will find Við Áir, an old whaling station in the archipelago.
The filming crew also did shooting in the village Norðragøta. Here you will see the local gas station, the cemetery and the local award-winning town hall designed by the renowned local architect Ósbjørn Jacobsen.
A lot of scenes where filmed in the capital, Tórshavn. The National Hospital is used as a filming located and so is the Faroe Marine Research Institute. You can discover the filming locations in Tórshavn on this TROM Tórshavn Bicycle Tour.
The Glasir College designed by Bjarke Ingels is also part of the series. The collage has been in news media such as Forbes for boosting the number of traffic lights in the Faroe Islands after the collage opened. Forbes listed this as a fascinating fact about the Faroe Islands.
The Faroe Islands is a nation surrounded by the sea. So the the harbour area in Tórshavn is also well represented in the series. The police station is located here. The small beach in Tórshavn Sandagerð is also featured in TROM. This is where the body of Sonja is found.
TROM is a crime drama with an environmental angle that touches on some of the themes that affect us all today. When the screenwriter Tórfinnur Jákupsson was three, he almost drowned. Ever since then, he has been fascinated by the ocean and the idea that what keeps us alive can just as quickly become our biggest threat.
The people in the Faroe Islands are very closely connected to nature as well as each other, and that works as a framework for the series. The landscape and nature itself affecting and molding the characters as much as the other way around.
To a certain extent, the Faroe Islands are the main character. The islands are among the safest places in the world, and the series reflects that for better or worse. It offers a lot of fun contrasts.
When you come to the Faroes, it feels like stepping back in time. But it is in fact a highly modern society. The whole of the Faroes are like a small town, but also a sort of modern wild west in the middle of the North Atlantic.
– The Faroese are a people with their own strong identity. At the same time, we’re still part of the Danish Kingdom, says the creator of the series Tórfinnur Jákupsson.
– We have a very dark sense of humour and don’t take things too seriously. At the same time we may often seem like very serious people. Many of these cultural things are interesting to play around with in the series, continues Mr Jákupsson.
– We have attempted to create an iconic series, but that is a big challenge in itself. Nothing’s new under the sun. Not to mention the fact that it’s set in the Faroese, where no such series has ever been produced before. It’s been challenging but also extremely exciting. And TROM is hopefully just the beginning of something much bigger, ends Tórfinnur Jákupsson.
The Faroe Islands are know for iconic jumpers and TROM is no exception. There are lots of characters in the series that wear different patterned jumpers.
Want to knit your very own TROM jumper? We got you covered. All jumpers used in the Nordic crime series are created by the local company Navia. Visit Navia and you can get the knitting patterns used in the series known from BBC FOUR.
Planning to visit the Faroe Islands? Join this tour to Toftir and Norðragøta on Eysturoy Island. The tour includes a visit to Navia where you can touch and try these beautiful wool products.
People in the Faroe Islands are experts in utilising the resources surrounding them. The knitting tradition is strong and important for how Faroe Islanders see themselves. You will still see lots of hand knitted clothing when in the Faroe Islands. All the knitwear in the series gives the crime drama an extra dimension of authentic Faroese lifestyle as it was and still is.
Do you want to experience the Faroe Islands and the sceneries home to TROM? Make sure to check out the largest selection of tours and activities in the Faroe Islands. You can even opt for a sightseeing tour to TROM filming locations.