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Revision as of 06:37, 13 August 2007

Thórshavn Cathedral

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands.


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The city was founded in the 10th century and named after Thor, the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology. In the early history of the Faroes Tórshavn became the political center of the Faroes and still is today. The first settlers established their own parliament called "thing" around 800. The main thing was established on Tinganes in Tórshavn and local things where established in different parts of the islands. Tinganes drew people to trade and to attend court meetings etc. Currently the city has a population of around 20,000.

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  • Faroese løgting (The Faronese parliament), Tinganes. An impressive dark red structure with a green roof located on the water front. The parliament has been meeting at this site since 900AD.
  • Tórshavn Cathedral. An attractive white building with clock tower - established in 1788.
  • The Nordic House. The main cultural instituition on the islands.
  • The Historical Museum. Well worth a visit.

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Hotel Streym, Yviri við Strond 19, FO-110, +298 355 500

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