Tinganes

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The attractive, historic centre of Torshavn, with old grass-roofed buildings. The headquarters of the Faroese Government is based here.
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,205 contributions
This is an interesting place as it houses the government buildings for The Faroes. Very scenic, rustic buildings with grass roofs. Not seen many like it in my time.

The day we were wandering through the area the Prime Minister of Denmark was visiting so there was a real buzz if active and camera crews around.

Definitely visit here, it doesn’t take long and is very atmospheric.
Written June 14, 2022
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York1,998 contributions
On the Trip Advisor page, be sure to click on visit website. If you have a copy of "Tinganes-A brief Historical Guide" to read, it will enhance your appreciation of the buildings. There are many centuries-old buildings within a small area and it is nice to just wander around. You will need the guide to understand what these buildings are as there is very little signage.
Written September 26, 2021
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Henrik F
Aabybro, Denmark36 contributions
Family
Tinganes er absolut et besøg værd. Det er både den gamle bydel og regeringshovedsæde. Tinganes is a must see. It is both the oldest part of town and the parliament.
Written July 20, 2020
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694Lola694
Colchester, UK108 contributions
Friends
I visit here on a cruise to Iceland. It is a beautiful and quaint city. The Tourist Information Office is exceptionally helpful, they recommended walking tours, bus rides (red buses are free, but they only operate weekdays), did a circular tour of over an hour, very scenic. Went to a museum Culture museum on another bus and did a walk round the old town, using the map, including the lighthouse and fort. A lovely place to visit.
Written September 1, 2014
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belleretraite
Montreal, Canada7,963 contributions
Couples
This place is different ! When you step in from a cruiseship the first impression is that you are in a kind of Disneyland or Tivoli type of reproduction ! You are back hundred of years ago !!!
First walk or wander around the port and Parliement part of the city and then get to the center of the city where you can get on the bus ! There are 3 routes and they are all FREE ! They are all very interesting since they give you a different perspective of the city and the suburb ! We did 2 with a walking break in between but if we would have known sooner we would have done all 3 ! Do not forgive your camera or tablet or i.pad : you will get fantastic pictures !
Written February 4, 2015
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robin338
Singapore, Singapore239 contributions
Solo
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 culture. There's alot of expensive and nice looking sheep, cows and horses on the islands, mostly unfenced, and they are all very friendly, gladly posing for photos.

There is also something special about the grass here...so comfortable to sleep and lie on - looking at the clouds go by and listening to the birds' call....

Souvenir wise, I like to buy the knitted cardigans from Sirri, which is just next to Hotel Hafnia.

Weather wise, it rains at times but I still got very good pictures. In fact, this was the least of my concerns during my trip.

The islands is also ranked #1 worldwide by National Geographic for its beauty and tourism - I agree with this 100%. My highest recommendations for the Faroe Islands!
Written September 22, 2013
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Aussiegrannie
Adelaide, Australia1,076 contributions
Solo
I visited this inspirational place, both times I have been to the Faroes Islands.The first time I was here I had the opportunity to meet the Minister for Foreign Affairs on the steps of the complex. He was outside enjoying the fresh air - shooting the breeze with one of his colleagues. There were no bodyguards just two blokes sitting on the steps - contemplating the day
The second time I was here I wandered around thinking and trying to decide if the minimal aspect of the area would be more or less functional than, and trying to compare it to my own concrete jungle in Canberra. I thought about this and wondered about the simple versus the grand. Does simple and most probably functional outweigh the grand of Canberra Australia, and in my view most probably, dysfunctional. The history of this place, grass roofed, beautiful, old, peaceful, and unguarded. Canberra, cold, in-accessible, a concrete jungle, with security everywhere.For me no comparison, I know which one I prefer.

A truly lovely, honest place to see.
Written August 17, 2011
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,614 contributions
Couples
In this tiny town, a capital, the national governments runs the country from Tinganes, a rocky point where the ancient parliament met. Norse settlers established here their own parliament called "thing" around the year 800. It divides the bay into two harbors: the western one is fishing harbor, the east is for ferry.
Written May 23, 2016
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prish_12
Maryland752 contributions
Couples
Loved this quaint little town, reportedly the smallest capital in the world. The town has a laid back old world charm, it was fun just wandering around the small sod roof buildings, many of which are government offices. The harbor front reminded me of Bergen & Copenhagen, though scaled down, the Faroese extremely friendly, wanting to tell the visitors all about their little country.
Written August 20, 2012
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ThePsSouthCoast
SouthCoast154 contributions
Couples
There's not much to do in Torshavn, but it is definitely worth a walk around as all the buildings are charming. There is a lovely park trail in the centre too. Great for a gentle stroll around,(especially if you have been cooped up on a cruise ship to get there.)
Written April 8, 2015
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