No booking fees. Ever.

No booking fees. Ever.

Book your cruise with BoostVacations, and you'll never have to pay a booking fee.
Discount Prices

Discount Prices

Great prices, last minute discounts

Torshavn, Denmark Overview

Tórshavn is the capital and largest city of the Faroe Islands. It is located in the southern part on the east coast of Streymoy. To the northwest of the city lies the 347-meter (1,138 ft) high mountain Húsareyn, and to the southwest, the 350-meter (1,150 ft) high Kirkjubøreyn. The town proper has a population of 13,000 (2008), and the greater urban area a population of 19,000.

The Vikings established their parliament on the Tinganes peninsula in 850 CE.Tórshavn thus became the capital of the Faroe Islands and has remained so ever since. All through the Middle Ages the narrow peninsula jutting out into the sea made up the main part of Tórshavn. Sources do not mention a built-up area in Tórshavn until after the Reformation in 1539. Early on, Tórshavn became the centre of the islands’ trade monopoly, thereby being the only legal place for the islanders to sell and buy goods. In 1856, the trade monopoly was abolished and the islands were left open to free trade. The town has grown rapidly ever since the turn of the 20th century into the undisputed administrative, economic and cultural centre of the Faroes.

Torshavn, Denmark Ports of Call Cruise Discounts from BoostVacations.com

Detailed Map of Torshavn, Denmark

Torshavn, Denmark Detailed Map Ports of Call Cruise Discounts from BoostVacations.com

Weather

Owing to the proximity to the Gulf Stream, Tórshavn features a well-moderated subpolar oceanic climate bordering on a tundra climate, with chilly summers, and mild winters with temperatures usually not below freezing.

Torshavn-Denmark-weather-Map-Port-of-Call-Cruise-Discounts-from-BoostVacations