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The faroese are very relaxed. You can see that here with no security and freedom to walk around. Take pictures and if the weather is nice I suggest you have a little wonder around the aria as it hosts some beautiful traditional buildings.
Tinganes has been the parliamentary area since the days of the Vikings. Unpretentious, calm, peaceful, accessible- what a way to run a country. Simple old buildings with no security or sense of grandeur. Look at impressive results all around the country.
Vinalegur og fallegur staður sem engine sem hingað kemur ætti að láta fram hjá sér fara, er svo sannarlega þess virði að skoða.
Friendly and beautiful place, everyone how came to Tórshavn should come here
Torshavn is, apparently, the smallest capital city in the world, and the country is governed from traditional old buildings in the tiny, charming old quarter. Sitting on a slender peninsula between two harbours, Tinganes is a nice place to wander.
It was interesting walking around the many old buildings that are well maintained. Most are painted black and have sod grass roofs. These are still being used by the government; we saw one for the prime minister.
This place is really cool to wander around. When we arrived on the ferry at 7am, this place is “open” to walk around when nothing else was. The footpaths are slightly uneven so watch your footing. There are also some information boards with information on...More
This beautiful place shows again the faroese attitude. In most countries the governmental districts and important political buildings are surrounded by fences or packed with security. Here you dont see ANYTHING of this. They dont have to hide something and are open to welcome you....More
Tinganes is just amazing. I never thought that a government area could be sooooo relaxed and beautiful. Tinganes is one of the most epic places I've visited in the Faroe Islands and I must show my respect for the Faroese people and its government for...More
I so much respect the Faroese people and government that they take so good care of their heritage. The houses are kept so beautiful, such a delight to stroll there, soak in the history and atmosphere.
I cannot imagine a more magical place for government...More
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Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear... More
Traveling to and visiting the Faroe Islands opened my eyes to the breathtaking beauty of their Archipelago. For the first time, I was inundated with sheep, which was a surprisingly wonderful experience, after my initial fear of them, and the absence of crowds of people, which was altogether a welcome sight. Having always live in big cities, I never imagined that tap water could taste so delicious and sweet. I love the tap water in the Faroe Islands. Visiting small hamlets perched on rocky plateaus hundreds of meters above the ocean made me oooh and ahhh, while imagining an idyllic life of meditation and contemplation in the surround sound of nature. Of course, I know that all comes with a steep price of isolation and perhaps loneliness, but while I was in the Faroe Islands, I couldn't imagine anything more alluring. Since then, the austere beauty of the Islands still flirt through my mind and reminds me that I must visit Iceland, Spitzbergen, northern Norway, the Shetlands, etc...
There was a book written by a Faroese author that I saw in one of the bookshops in Torshavn. Because I didn't want to add more weight to my carry-on luggage, which was already bursting with all my local purchases, I didn't get it, but I should have. It may have been called The Good Hope by William Heinesen, but I am not 100% certain. I thought it might be a good read about the Faroese life, something that I was intrigued about. If you haven't read it, it may be worthwhile to check out.
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Hi! We are family (2 adults, and 3 "kids" at age 18,18 and 22). We are going to stay in Vágar island, in early September for 2 and a half day. Can you recommend us some another places to visit? And what do you think about my itinerary? My itinerary: Day 1: - Mulafossur waterfall in Gasadalur Day 2: - Saksun - Funningur hike - Gjógv hike - Tjornuvik Day 3: - Kvivik igloo domes - Leynar beach - Lake Leynavatn - View above Kaldbaksbotnur - Kirkjubour -...More
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I think it's way too full. But before anything: will you have your own transport or relying on buses?