Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn
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Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn

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The port of Tórshavn administrates all harbour areas within the municipality of Tórshavn. This work ranges from the berthing of large vessels in Tórshavn itself to the mooring of pleasure craft in Nólsoy. In total each year, approximately 3,200 ships, 500,000 tons of goods are handled and 500 pleasure craft are moored.

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Billeder tæt på Færøerne


A: Torshavnar Shipyard (Mest)

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 90 meter væk

Founded in 1936 as Tórshavnar Skipasmiðja, the shipyard has grown over the years to become a major pl...

Torshavnar Shipyard (Mest)

B: Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 180 meter væk

Vestaravág, Tórshavn’s western bay, has gradually become ‘the’ place to experience various events in ...

Small Boats At The Harbour Of Torshavn (Vagsbotn)

C: Vinnuhaskulin

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 210 meter væk

Vinnuháskúlin provides four educations * Skipper * Master in navigation * Engineer 2999 KW * Engineer...


D: Vagsbotni Torshavn

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 210 meter væk

Tórshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. The population of the municipality of Tórshavn is aroun...

Vagsbotni Torshavn

E: Bryggjubakki Torshavn

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 240 meter væk

The Fish Market on Bryggjubakki in Torshavn, Faroe Islands ... The harbour is colourful and extremely...

Bryggjubakki Torshavn

F: Tinganes

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 250 meter væk

Tinganes The Faroese parliament, Løgting, is probably the oldest in Europe. On the the historic promo...


G: Skulptur på havnepladsen i Torshavn

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 250 meter væk

Skulpture lavet af Hans Pauli Olsen. Østerfiskeren jager ravnene væk. Et symbol for færingenes kamp m...

Skulptur på havnepladsen i Torshavn

H: The Cathedral

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 270 meter væk

Tórshavner Cathedral (in Faroese: Havnar Kirkja, or Dómkirkjan) is the second oldest received church ...

The Cathedral

I: Torshavn Domkirke

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 280 meter væk

Bygget i 1788

Torshavn Domkirke

J: Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

Af Olavur Frederiksen, 290 meter væk

Torshavn, the town is a charming blend of old and new. In the area around the harbour lies Tinganes. ...

Outside Hvonn Hotel Torshavn

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Location and size

Situated in the heart of the Gulf Stream in the North Atlantic at 62°00’N, the Faroe Islands lie northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. The archipelago is composed of 18 islands covering 1399 km2 (545.3 sq.miles) and is 113 km (70 miles) long and 75 km (47 miles) wide, roughly in the shape of an arrowhead. There are 1100 km (687 miles) of coastline and at no time is one more than 5 km (3 miles) away from the ocean. The highest mountain is 882 m (2883 ft) above sea level and the average height above sea level for the country is 300 m (982 ft).


The weather is maritime and quite changeable, from moments of brilliant sunshine to misty hill fog, to showers. The Gulf Stream encircling the islands tempers the climate. The harbours never freeze and the temperature in winter time is very moderate considering the high latitude. Snowfall occurs, but is shortlived. The average temperature ranges from 3°C in winter to 11°C in the summer. In sheltered areas, the temperature can be much higher, but the air is always fresh and clean no matter what the season.


The population is 48.520 (1st April 2008). About 19,400 people live in the metropolitan area which comprises Tórshavn, Kirkjubøur, Velbastaður, Nólsoy, Hestur, Koltur, Hoyvík, Argir, Kaldbak, Kaldbaksbotnur, Norðradalur, Syðradalur, Hvítanes, Sund, Kollafjørður, Signabøur and Oyrareingir, while about 4,700 people live in Klaksvík, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands.

Form of Government

Since 1948, the Faroe Islands have been a self governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark. It has its own parliament and its own flag. It is not, however, a member of the European Union and all trade is governed by special treaties.


Spoken Faroese is the national language and is rooted in Old Norse. Nordic languages are readily understood by most Faroese, and English is also widely spoken, especially among the younger people.


Religion plays an important part in Faroese culture and over 80% of the population belong to the established church, the EvangelicalLutheran. 10% of the population belong to the Christian Brethren (Plymouth Brethren).


The fishing industry is the most important source of income for the Faroes. Fish products account for over 97% of the export volume. Tourism is the second largest industry, followed by woollen and other manufactured products.

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