Information about Tórshavn

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Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands and the most populous city. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.

The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.

You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the three only 4-star hotels. All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.

​Havnar kirkja is the Faroese name for Tórshavn Cathedral. The church lies right next to sod-rrofed houses near the oldest part of town Tinganes.

Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.

The national football stadium Tórsvøllur is also situated in the capital. The stadium is the national team’s football pitch for international matches.

The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy island departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location Farstøðin is located at the harbour near Tinganes, which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister’s Office as well as government ministries.

Other interesting attractions

Road above Funningur