Walk among the charming turf-roofed cottages at Tinganes, the cradle of Viking parliamentary democracy. Around 900 CE, the first Viking parliament met here on the flat rocky promontory in between harbors. To this day, the building on the farthest point of the jetty serves as seat of the Faroese government. The tiny main street is lined by 17th-century houses built from a combination of timber and red-painted stone. The guards will provide some historical information if you ask them. To visit Tinganes and get the most from your holiday in Torshavn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Torshavn vacation planning site.
I am an electric wheelchair user with limited mobility. The tour around the old town was fantastic. I was fascinated by the history of the place, its beautiful aspects and of course, the grass... more »
Very pretty part of Tórshavn. Is the home to various parliament buildings (you can walk right past the prime minister’s office) and also where a lot of old style/ photographic buildings are... more »
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