Set on a rocky peninsula within Tórshavn’s harbor, this historical area is the place to come and explore the town’s historic grass-roofed, stone-and-timber buildings, most of which were built after a devastating fire in the 1670s. Home of the Faroese parliament for over a thousand years, the prime minister's office is also located here. It’s a delight to get lost amidst the tiny, winding passageways and admire the harbor views. Guided tours are available via the tourist office.
By Paul Sullivan, AFAR Local Expert
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