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Gøtugjógv, Faroe Islands
The municipality of Gøta, near the fjord Gotuvik, was once home to the legendary Viking chieftain Tróndur í Gøtu (ca. 945–1035), defender of Viking traditions in the face of the king of Norway and the Faroese chief Sigmundur Brestisson (who had...
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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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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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Glyvrar 625, Faroe Islands
The charming fishing village of Glyvrar on the eastern edge of the Skálafjørður Inlet is home to the Museum Forni (Fornminnisfelagið Forni), a 17th-century Faroese house open to the public. Visitors will feel transported back in time as they...
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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...