Thorshavn, Denmark Cruise Port

Torshavn, which is also called Thorshavn, is the capital city of the Faroe Islands, which is situated between Iceland and Scotland. The city is located on the Eastern coast of Streymoy Island. The city has a rich Viking past since it is the location where they set up their parliament in 850 CE. Torshavn has been the capital of Faroe Islands, Denmark, ever since. The region experiences a generally cool climate with temperatures rarely falling below zero during the winter making it slightly warmer than winters in the nearby areas. The city is a growing tourist destination due to the historical sites that are found in the region. Featured below are just some of the recommended attractions, features, and activities that travelers could enjoy after cruising to Torshavn, Denmark:
 
  • Visitors who are interested in learning about the region's past should pay a visit to Tinganes. It is the old part of town and visitors get to see the wooden houses that are characteristic of the region. The oldest house there is more than 500 years old.
     
  • Fans of architecture should pay a visit to the Torshavn Cathedral. It is the second oldest church in the country and was established in 1788. The church holds some interesting designs such as its slate roof and is also of cultural importance.
     
  • History buffs should not miss out on a visit to Fort Skansin. The fortress was built in 1580 under the command of Magnus Heinason as a form of protection against pirates who raided the region. The fort was later expanded in 1780.
     
  • Art fanatics should pay a visit to the Faroe Islands Art Museum. The museum houses some permanent exhibitions of artworks that are of Faroese origin. It was established in 1989 and boasts galleries that are arranged according to the times the artworks being displayed are from.

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