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Öström, 18 Skálatrøð, Thorshavn 100, Faroe Islands
Located conveniently close to Tórshavn Harbor, this relaxed and handsome multipurpose space—set inside a former factory—encompasses a shop selling high-end Faroese art and design products, a working space and a café that serves tasty Danish-style...
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Niels Finsensgøta 13, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
This hip fashion store specializes in knitwear that’s both traditional and chic. Everything here is hand-produced, and many of the designs—which are created for men, women and kids—are clever updates of traditional designs. Items like sweaters,...
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100,, Oyggjarvegur, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
This upscale restaurant can be found inside the four-star Hotel Føroyar. Overseen by Chef Leif Sørensen, it has a contemporary interior and a menu that draws on sustainable local and regional cuisine. Expect traditional preparation methods such as...
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7 Áarvegur, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
One of the buzziest café-pubs in Tórshavn, Café Natúr offers a decent range of beers and a reasonably priced bar menu that includes full meals as well as snacks and sandwiches. There’s live music on weekends and the café can get quite boisterous...
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9 Gundadalsvegur, Thorshavn 100, Faroe Islands
The best—and only—place to get an overview of Faroese art is this airy modern gallery, which spans some 1,000 square meters of floor space. Each room is dedicated to significant Faroese artists from across the ages, with highlights including the...
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Bryggjubakki, Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
This small but picturesque cathedral in the center of Tórshavn was first established in the late 18th century, and has been the seat of the bishop of the Faroes since 1990. Still functioning as a place of worship for local residents, it’s an...
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Tinganes, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
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...
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6 Brekkutún, Hoyvík 188, Faroe Islands
Located on a hill on the outskirts of Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands' National Museum is easy to reach and a must-see. The exhibits on display include original 15th-century pew-ends from Kirkjubøur and historical artifacts such as bone combs and...
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The village of Kirkjubøur contains several significant historic sites, including the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, which dates from around 1300; Saint Olav's Church, from the 12th century; and one of the world's oldest inhabited wooden houses,...
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Vestmanna, Faroe Islands
You can't go to the Faroe Islands without taking a boat trip out to the famous Bird Cliffs. Puffins are the most common bird seen, although sometimes some others make an appearance as well. Go to Vestmanna and get a ticket for one of the several...
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Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Meet the village of Gjógv (pronounced like “Gorge”). Located on the northeast side of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands, it quickly found a permanent spot in my heart. All of the villages in the Faroes are gorgeous like this, but there...
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Fuglafjørður, Faroe Islands
This beautiful, light-filled art gallery in an old barn in Fuglafjørður exhibits and sells the work of local artists, both established and up-and-coming. The stunning, spacious setting is also used for community gatherings and small musical...
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3 við Ánna, Nordragota 512, Faroe Islands
This trendy clothing store for men and women in the village of Gøta carries well-priced dresses and casual wear, plus sunglasses, bags and other accessories. The store also has a nice selection of coats and jackets for all seasons.
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51 Heiðavegur, Saltangará 600, Faroe Islands
This casual bistro-style restaurant in the center of town serves sandwiches, steaks and salads, as well as beer and wine. Seating can be tight, but locals swear by Cibo’s burger and fries with spicy mayonnaise.
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6 Heiðavegur, Runavík 620, Faroe Islands
Located in the Hotel Runavík, this cozy restaurant with an informal ambiance and large portions has a simple menu of fresh fish, steak and pastas. Service is friendly and fast; there's also a good wine list and tasty desserts.
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Toftavatn, Faroe Islands
The landscape around Lake Toftavatn, south of Runavík, is flat and covered in heather—perfect for an easy morning or afternoon hike. A walk around the entire lake takes only about two hours. The area is also rich in birdlife, which reaches its...
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31 Saksunarvegur, Saksun 436, Faroe Islands
In the remote village of Saksun along the eastern edge of the Dalsá River is the village church and ancient farm of Dúvugarðar, now a national heritage museum. This institution provides a realistic portrait of what life was like for Faroese...
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Sørvágsvatn, Faroe Islands
Lake Sørvágsvatn is the largest Lake in the Faroe Islands, which ends in a spectacular waterfall out to sea. A rough path runs parallel the lake, and you can take a short detour to the edge of some cliffs for some pretty awesome sights (not...