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Tinganes, Torshavn

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 .
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  • This was the point where the Viking colony began. It is a peninsula that divides the port in 2 and is where the Assembly operates and continues to do so today at about 200 m is the old city.
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  • Walk around here, past the church O Iceland's consulate is a bit like at Skansen in STHLM though here there are people living in the houses. Various ministries are available here as well. Are you in place in Tórshavn do not forget to visit this cozy place.
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