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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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  • Just a short walk from the town centre, Tinganes is a quaint little settlement of old timbered houses with grass covered roofs. The roads are narrow and uneven in places, but all in all, it's generall...  more »
  • Nice to walk between the old houses in the harbour area. And read on the signs which ministry that houses where there are many nice restaurants and cafés
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