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Tinganes, Torshavn

Walk among the charming turf-roofed cottages at Tinganes, the cradle of Viking parliamentary democracy. Around 900 CE, the first Viking parliament met here on the flat rocky promontory in between harbors. To this day, the building on the farthest point of the jetty serves as seat of the Faroese government. The tiny main street is lined by 17th-century houses built from a combination of timber and red-painted stone. The guards will provide some historical information if you ask them. To visit Tinganes and get the most from your holiday in Streymoy, create itinerary details personal to you using our Streymoy vacation planning site .
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  • August 17, 2017
    The harbor overlooking this quaint neighborhood with red houses with grass roof, type who finds herself spread throughout all the Faroes, really worth prowling through the streets.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's a pleasant area to stroll around. When you come across what's basically a shed, with a sign on the door saying "Prime Minister's Office", you know you're not in Downing Street. Narrow streets, wo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Walking around here is to feel the presence of history. Old and incredibly well maintained buildings that tell about the history of the Faroe Islands. Amazing that it has never been exposed to high fire.
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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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