Skansin Guesthouse

Jekaragota 8, Tórshavn, FO-100, Faroe Islands

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Forum Posts

faroe island international football shirt

by weenan

Wondering if there is any sports shop i can purchase by mail order,the faroe
international shirt X Large.

RE: faroe island international football shirt

by Festirstein

I'm in the Faroes, but I can't find any shops that sell that product. I'm going to ask around but so far, no good...

You might try under "Gestabók" (:guestbook). At the moment it dosen't work. Thats the best i can offer at the moment.

Poul Kjartan

Travel Tips for Tórshavn

a lot of vegetation

by globetrott

Due to a lot of rainfalls and the influence of the Golf-stream the vegetation is rather heavy...
This is another pic I have scanned out of a SUPER-8 -film - ( the pic is about 10% of a normal slide )

The Faroe Flag

by MikeAtSea

The flag of the Faroes was first made by Faroese students in Copenhagen and later brought to the Faroes where it was first hoisted 22 June 1919. About a decade, in 1931, later it came into common but unofficial use. When Denmark was occupied by German forces in April 1940, British troops took the islands and a need to distinguish the ships of the Faroes from those of occupied Denmark occurred. On 25 April 1940 British authorities approved the flag as the ensign of the Faroes. With the Home Rule Act of 23 March 1948 the flag was finally recognized as the national flag of the Faroes. 25 April has been made Flag Day. The flag carries the name Merkid, meaning the sign or banner. The dominant white colour is said to represent the pure sky as well as the foam of the waves breaking against the coasts of the islands, red and blue are both colours found in traditional Faroese headdress. At the same time the colours are those of the flags of Norway and Iceland.

Scandinavian language

by jonkb

Scandinavian languages are verry similar to eachother. Writing danish or norwegian are practically writing versions of each other. Faroese however are more of a version of old norse, the language that were spoken in Norway at the time of the Vikings. This means that the spoken Faroese sounds completely strange to a norwegian like me, but if I see it written, I'd have no trouble reading the text. The sign on the picture says that "It is stricktly forbidden to throw garbage at the wharf/pier. Violations will be punished after the harbour regulations"

Football in the Faroes

by gordonilla

The stadia are located next to the swimming hall - and close to the SMS shopping centre.

There are three pitches side by side. Two were in use, and the other, the national stadium was unusued.


by jonkb

Kirkbøur is the place for the historically interested on the Faroe Islands. Not that it's of the beaten path: Almost everyone that visit the Islands come here, but it's some four hours walking from Tórshavn.

Kong Siggurd (of Norway) was here, and used the cathedral. The cathedral is now only a ruin, but you still get a feel of the place. You can also visit the wooden church here and perhaps the other houses belonging to the family who has lived here for generations.


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