Skansin Fortress, Torshavn

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Once used to defend against pirates, Skansin Fortress went on to serve as a British military base in World War II. The 16th-century stronghold lies in partial ruins today, which include the the fort remains, a lighthouse, and several cannons. Take the short, easy walk up the hill and enjoy the view of the harbor and the town, as well as this piece of the islands' history. To visit Skansin Fortress and get the most from your holiday in Torshavn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Torshavn trip planner .
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  • On our journey through the capital and the stroll to the Harbour, this lighthouse in the eye was for us. The Lighthouse is easily accessible. The view of the city is great, but this point can be quickly to visit!
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  • On the east side of Vágsbotn, on the opposite side of the SSL ferry terminal. You can see all of Tórshavn from the wall. Should be good for sunset views if you get the timing right. There is one place...  more »
  • This place gives you a good overview over the capital of the faroe islands, but also an amazing view to the neighbouring island.  more »
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  • Nice place to relax when the weather is good. Unfortunately not the best view to the old houses of Tiganes since the harbour is in the way. Historical place with information in English and German. If you are into cannons this place ist a must.
  • Nice lookout point. Was very muddy due to weather.
  • A nice place by the harbor where you can enjoy the scenery and the relic canons from WW2.
  • Neat place
  • No thanks...unfriendly people!

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