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Torshavn, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Torshavn
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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Palm Bay, Florida
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302 reviews 302 reviews
193 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Tinganes is Torshavn's Parliament Building located right on the waterfront. Can't miss this red brick structure with a green roof. There is a very large colony of storm petrels on this island. Interesting to know that Torshavn is Norse for God of Thunder.

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Östra Nyland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Really interesting history and unbelievably charming little houses and alleys. A guided walking tour is recommended.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Our walk around Tinganes with Kemm Poulsen, an excellent guide, was fascinating. It was quite moving to see the old chiefs' 'signatures' in the rocks

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This review is about Torshavn and Faroe Island that we did not get to see, and share with you our experience. We went on a Transatlantic Cruise on the Caribbean Princess in Aug-Sep 2013. Because of poor weather condition in the North Seas while we docked in Bergen, Norway, the captain decided to skip the ports of call in Lerwick,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I always tell my friends: Iceland has 2 sisters - Greenland and the Faroe Islands - and all 3 are equally beautiful! I have visited 44 countries so far, and (together with my other favourite - Greenland) the Faroe Islands is easily the best! The most striking part will be their scenery...but I also love their food, the people and... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great place to stop for a coffee and a pastry, talk to local fisherman, absorb the history of this wonderful place and just get lost in the history that surrounds you. It's the social center of town and not to be missed. The Faroe Islands are overwhelming and we are going back again very soon. Love the people and love... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

First of all if you have not visited the Faroe Islands you must go. The geography is simply astounding. I dont have sufficient descriptive powers to do it justice. The cliffs sweep to the sea the inlets are astonishing. Its one of those places in which you want to photograph everything but know the pictures will not do justice to... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very easy to find, this area can keep you busy for hours as you wind among the small homes. Beautiful church right next door and wharf close by. Don't miss it!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Our visit to Tinganes in Torshavn was fantastic, I think we took a quick walk through there at least 3 or 4 times during our visit. It's just such a beautiful place. I went with a friend who'd lived in Torshavn for a while, who could tell stories about some of the rocks, streetnames and buildings. It's difficult for me... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a must see. I can recommend a visit to the old church at the hill at the entrence of Tinganes. Absolutly charming.

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