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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 Torshavn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Torshavn vacation planning site .
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  • We visited Torshavn on a cruise ship. Tinganes is a beautiful area full of winding streets with old cottages. It is near the harbor and we toured it before heading into town. It doesn't have a tourist...  more »
  • Tinganes is definitly the most beautiful part of the capital with cozy small streets. You can even find the office of the prime minister there. Although this quarter is pretty small it is worth visiti...  more »
  • Tinganes is the de facto Government quarter of the Faroe Islands. The district is located on the hill above the port. A few small, narrow gravel paths between the wooden buildings painted in red with roofs covered with turf. This is the extension of the area of black homes called Reyn treated as old town. The boundary between the Tinganes and Reyn is a highly conventional and designates it the color of the walls (red in Tinganes and black in Reyn). For small buildings in Tinganes can you find signs indicating that go near the Finance Ministry or the Office of the Prime Minister, which raises a smile, but also admiration for egalitarności farerskeigo society. Explore the district should take less than an hour. There are no shared rooms to explore. There are restaurants, cafes or bars. Note the numerous stone stairs
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