Popular Destinations in Faroe Islands
Located on Streymoy Island, Torshavn is the capital city of the Faroe
Islands. The city is famous for its old town, Tinganes, boasting wooden
turf-roofed houses on a small peninsula. Located near the old town is
Torshavn Cathedral, which was reconstructed in the 19th century. The Nordic
House cultural center, located in the north of the city, offers dance
theater, and music performances in a modern space. Art lovers must not miss
out on visiting the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands that exhibits
Faroese paintings and sculptures. Located on the city’s northern outskirts,
the National Museum showcases natural history and cultural exhibits. The
collection includes ancient pew-ends and Viking-era artifacts.
Vagar is one of the 18 islands in the Faroe Islands. It is the most
westerly of the large islands. Vagar has a size of 178 square kilometers
and ranks behind Streymoy and Eysturoy. The region also includes the island
of Mykines. The shape of the island is very distinct as it resembles a
dog's head. Tourists can enjoy at the beautiful beaches of the island.
Gasadalur is a village on the west side of Vagar. The village offers a
panoramic view over the island of Mykines. Located on the edge of
Mykinesfjordur, Gasadalur is surrounded by the highest mountains on Vagar.
Among these imposing mountains, Eysturtindur is 715 meters high and
Arnafjall soars to an elevation of 722 meters to the north. In 1940, a
stairway was constructed from the beach up to the village.