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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“This is THE shopping center on the Faroe Islands. Inside of the Center there is BurgerKing, Sunset, clothing stores and Miklagarður the largest and most well stocked grocery store in Torshavn. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Seafood restaurant located in a small traditional grass‐ roofed house. Charming and high quality food.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Amazing permanent art exhibition of historical and contemporary Faroese art. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The Nordic House is a cultural institution with a diverse program about Faroese art and culture. There is also an excellent café her.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An authentic location in the old part of Tórshavn On the menu you will find first class lamb etc.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“The best sushi with fresh Faroese fish for a reasonable prize. They also serve lamb and chicken.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
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“nice cocktails, but not a final destination. A bar situated between two of the most popular clubs in town, so it seems to get a lot of foot traffic!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 11 locals recommend
Hotel
“FK downtown is a narrow intimate grocery store, but has the best selection of groceries. They probably have the best selection of fresh vegetables and fruits in Tórshavn, and they have a great selection of organic products as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“Coffeehouse at the waterfront at ‘Vágsbotn’ Marina. Nice café and location.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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“KOKS is all about tasting the Faroe Islands in all its gastronomical glory. This is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the Faroe Islands. KOKS was rewarded two Michelin stars on February 2019. The restaurant lies away from the crowds near the lake Leynavatn. Approx. 30 minutes (25 km) drive from Løðupakkhúsið. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Nice and quiet plantation. in the middle you will find some ponds with ducks and swans. Also there is the memorial to all those who lost there life at sea during world war 2.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pool
“Very nice sviminghall with nice pools and dry sauna. And option for jacuzzi.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Boutique
“Guðrun & Guðrun is a must to visit when you are in Tórshavn and interested in fashion. Guðrun & Guðrun is an international fashion brand famous for their unique knitted clothing. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“In 1580, the great Faroese adventurer Magnus Heinason ordered the construction of a fort to protect the trading centre of Tórshavn from a steadily increasing number of seaborne attacks across the North Atlantic – in many cases from pirate raids. The original fortification only lasted until 1677, when French pirates destroyed the fort after their final demand for 100 oxen, 200 sheep, 500 pairs of gloves, 1,200 pairs of stockings and 60 nightshirts wasn’t met by the people of Tórshavn within the 12-hour deadline. The fort served as a British Royal Navy headquarters during the Second World War. The two guns which face out to sea from behind the fort were used to defend the islands against Germ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“the locals favourite club. a venue full of character - it can be a tight squeeze on the dance floor, but that’s part of the fun! Cool music, good drinks. Food served during the day.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Seafood restaurant located in a small traditional grass‐ roofed house. Charming and high quality food.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An authentic location in the old part of Tórshavn On the menu you will find first class lamb etc.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“The best sushi with fresh Faroese fish for a reasonable prize. They also serve lamb and chicken.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“nice cocktails, but not a final destination. A bar situated between two of the most popular clubs in town, so it seems to get a lot of foot traffic!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 11 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“KOKS is all about tasting the Faroe Islands in all its gastronomical glory. This is the first Michelin-starred restaurant in the Faroe Islands. KOKS was rewarded two Michelin stars on February 2019. The restaurant lies away from the crowds near the lake Leynavatn. Approx. 30 minutes (25 km) drive from Løðupakkhúsið. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
“Er en hyggelig cafe, hvor du kan købe god kaffe og et mindre godt måltid. Beliggenheden i Vågsbotn med udsyne til både giver en god atmosfære. Cafeen ligger omkring 10 min til fods fra Klokkaragøta.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Faroese Tapas Restaurant, which I strongly recommend. Excellent restaurant, historic building and location.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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