Torshavn (Photo: Roland Zihlmann/
5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

By Cruise Critic Staff

Port of Torshavn

Though best known for its Viking history, Torshavn -- the capital city of the Faroe Islands -- is an interesting city with lots of opportunities for cultural exploration and active excursions. Hiking and sailing are popular diversions here, but there are also several attractions for less adventurous travelers, including Torshavn Cathedral and the Nordic House cultural center.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

About Torshavn


History buffs will enjoy exploring Torshavn's Old Town, which is lined with traditional-style homes


Most locals do not speak English, so touring independently could be a challenge for some

Bottom Line

This scenic Viking city offers travelers an insight into authentic local culture

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