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Tinganes, Torshavn

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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 on your trip to Streymoy, use our Streymoy trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is the old town in Thorshavn. It has nice quaint houses where people still live. The roads are narrow and winding and can be difficult to walk sometimes. We got a guided tour here and it was very...  more »
  • Tiny buildings with grass roofs and proper old fashioned foot paths. Also provides interesting pathway to the old harbour. Lush  more »
  • Tinganes is situated right in the centre of Torshavn, a pleasant stroll just off the busier (though doubtful if anything could be called busy or busier here!) parts of this tiny capital, like a small ...  more »