Skansin Fortress, Torshavn

Once used to defend against pirates, Skansin Fortress went on to serve as a British military base in World War II. The 16th-century stronghold lies in partial ruins today, which include the the fort remains, a lighthouse, and several cannons. Take the short, easy walk up the hill and enjoy the view of the harbor and the town, as well as this piece of the islands' history. To visit Skansin Fortress and get the most from your holiday in Torshavn, create itinerary details personal to you using our Torshavn trip planner .
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  • A wander along to the lighthouse is worthwhile. There is an information board about the fort and kids will love the old guns. You can see a lot of the fort’s footprint still and there are lovely views...  more »
  • Went there with group of friends Really "a must see" place on Faroe Islands Be ready for quick bursts of wind while you up there And make sure you have worm clothes  more »
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  • When visited during working hours the visitors center was closed. Other visitors who were in urged us to climb the fence to get in. We entered through a gate that was easy to open. Relatively abandoned place. Not much to see from inside Driving by you can see the place
  • Super spot above Tórshavn harbour
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