National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Streymoy

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A visit to National Museum of the Faroe Islands immerses you in the long and rich past of this intriguing archipelago. Well-organized exhibits cover Viking settlements, the Middle Ages, and more recent eras. In the nature section--divided into geology, botany, and zoology areas--see displays of now-extinct species. In other sections, you'll learn about the people, culture, and way of life throughout the Faroes' history, including work, pastimes, and other aspects. Don't miss a perennial highlight: the engraved pew ends that used to be in the 12th-century St. Olav's Church, carved by Czeslaw Slania. Make National Museum of the Faroe Islands a part of your Streymoy vacation plans using our Streymoy trip generator.
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Where to stay in Streymoy

Although small villages usually have some available rooms with commendable service, the island's capital--Torshavn--offers the most options, ranging from 4-star hotels to guesthouses and lodges. Most hotels are situated in the city center near the harbor, but you can also find comfortable rooms on the town's western outskirts. Some parts of the island offer good camping sites, decent alternatives for adventurous outdoorsy types.
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  • This was a wonderful trip to look at bygone ages, The Faroese people were so friendly and knowledgeable when spoken to, and happy to answer any questions., This place is definitely worth a visit.  more »
  • This museum contein the artifacts from times before Ice Age. It is interesting to see that millions years ago Faroe islands had green plants and warm climat. Ginko and Metaseguoja have been found as t...  more »
  • The Faroe Islands are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic it is cold the day we visited but was dress well for it.the weather is cloudy and grey when the sun comes out wow ...  more »
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  • You shouldn't visit Faroe Island without paying a visit to this museum. Fantastic exhibition of permanent and temporary Faroese art.
  • We only walked around the outside of the building and in the gardens/park such were nice. We didn't pay to enter the museum
  • Friendly introduction by the staff. The collection is interesting, even if it's not 'great' by orthodox measures. The surrounding park if with a wander too.
  • If you enjoy arts, and in the Faroe Islands, then this place is an absolute must.
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