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Kirkjubøur, the Old Cultural Centre and the Historical Museum in Tórshavn.


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Enjoy a guided bus tour over the hills to the Faroe Islands’ oldest cultural centre and visit the national museum in Tórshavn.
  • Stroll around the beautiful village of Kirkjubøur and admire the nature all around

  • Discover the area’s fascinating history and architecture

  • Visit a 900-year-old farmhouse – probably the oldest wooden house in Europe

  • See the oldest church in the Faroe Islands, dating back to the 11th century

Take in the culture

Visit Kirkjubøur, the cultural centre at Streymoy. Admire the ruins of the 13th-century St Magnus Cathedral and visit the 11th-century Olavskirkjan church, which is still in use. The 900-year-old Roykstovan, an old bishopric, is considered the oldest log house in Europe and is now a museum. In Tórshavn, learn more about the Faroe Islands’ nature, culture and history at Tjóðsavnið - the National Museum.

Practical information

  • Language: English, German, Danish and Scandinavian.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: 100-300 meters.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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