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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  • August 15, 2017
    The Museum is divided into 3 categories-geology, botany and zoology. Also, there is a section on fisheries, which is the island's main industry, with models of fishing boats. A landmark for really understanding the nature of the Faroe Islands. In association with the Museum is a 10-minute walk away an old Faroes farm with outbuildings, also well worth a visit ... .
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  • August 10, 2017
    The Museum deals with many aspects of the history of the Islands (geology, wildlife, archeology, costumes ...), it is very pleasant, well organised and has a nice space for children. The only flaw, captions are often lacking or poorly organized. In any case offers with little effort and little expense a small and useful cross-section of Faroe. Do not forget that with the same ticket you can also go to see an interesting old faroese farm located nearby.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Far exceeded our expectations with its in depth view of geology, nature, culture, viking history, industry, whaling and much much more. A must see if you want some background to your Faroes adventures...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    You shouldn't visit Faroe Island without paying a visit to this museum. Fantastic exhibition of permanent and temporary Faroese art.
  • June 14, 2017
    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
  • June 24, 2016
    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.
  • August 16, 2016
    If you enjoy arts, and in the Faroe Islands, then this place is an absolute must.
  • April 17, 2017
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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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