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Attractions from Faroe Islands

Hunting of pilot whales (Faroe Islands)
If you want to see hunting of pilot whales, you should visit Miövágur. This village is considered to be the largest whaling ground on the islands. This is due to the large sandbanks and wide beaches on the bay, which are ideal for driving in the whales.
The bird mountain Vestmannabjørgini (Faroe Islands)
In order to reach Vestmannabjørgini, you must take boat from Vestmanna. Vestmannabjørgini are fantastic bird mountains in which numerous birds live. You have to sail for three hours along the rocky scenery on the west coast.
The cliff formations Risin and Kellingin (Faroe Islands)
From Esturoy is a view to the funny cliff formations, which are 75m tall. The legend says that a giant and his wife wanted to take the Faroe Islands with them to Iceland but the islands were too heavy. As they were giving up and were ready to head home, the sun set, and the giant and his wife were fossilised.
The Faroese boat (Faroe Islands)
The construction of the boat is quite unique and is not to be found any other place in the world. It is built for 4, 6 or 8 passengers, and the latter is regarded as the finest one. Previously, the boats were used for transportation and fishing, however today, they are only used for sailing races.
The island Stòra Dimun: (Faroe Islands)
Stòra Dimun is situated between Suduroy and Sandoy. The island, which is 3km2, is flat on the top and is like a fort in the sea. Going ashore on the island is very difficult because of the steep crags, which are not under 100m tall. The steep crags are an eldorado for birds.
The peninsula Tinganes (Faroe Islands)
On Tinganes, the first Norwegian colonists founded their parliament in 825. The harbour of Tinganes is divided in two, and it is also here that the old part of Torshavn is situated. Many of the houses on Tinganes are dated back to the 16th and 17th century but they are still being used today.
The religious buildings in Kirkjubøur (Faroe Islands)
Kirkjubøur is a historical and very exciting village in which you can see the ruins of the oldest church on the Faroe Islands, which is said to date back to just after the introduction of Christianity. Furthermore, you can see the ruins of Múrurin, which is a never completed cathedral.
The Skansin fort (Faroe Islands)
Skansin is Torshavn's fort. It was built in 1580 in order to keep pirates on a distance. The fort has been rebuilt several times, and the present fort is from 1790. During the Second World War, when the Faroe Islands were occupied by the Germans, The Skansin was used as the Royal Navy Commands Headquarters.
The village Kvivik (Faroe Islands)
Kvivik, which is situated on Streymoy, is one of the oldest villages on the Faroe Islands. Remnants of an old Viking settlement have been found at the village. Today, two houses have been excavated and interesting finds have been made in both of them. One of the houses has been used for habitation, whereas the other was used as a barn and stable.
The Christiankirkjan (Klaksvik)
The Christiankirkjan was built around an altarpiece, which was originally painted by Joakim Skovgaard in 1901 for the Viborg Cathedral in Denmark. The church is built in Faroese basalt and wood according to ancient Faroese building technique. It was finished in 1963.

Area and city attractions

• Streymoy
• Suduroy
• Klaksvik
• Mykines
• Torshavn

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