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Excursion 5: Kirkjubour & Torshavn Walk
Tour Code: TAN-005
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 3 hours)

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Your motor coach departs the harbor and ascends into emerald-green sheep country in the hills above Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroes. En route to Kirkjubour, you'll have an excellent view to the west of the islands of Koltur, Hestur, Sandoy, and Vágar.

During the Middle Ages, Kirkjubøur was the ecclesiastical and cultural centre of the Faroes. Here was the Bishop's residence until the Reformation, when the Faroese diocese was abolished. The imposing ruin of Saint Magnus Cathedral still dominates the town. Construction of the Cathedral is thought to have begun in the late-thirteenth century, as the style of the building is from the best period of Gothic architecture, common to West Norwegian church building of that time. Tradition has it that it was never finished; yet recent research has revealed that it was probably roofed at one time.

You will also visit the public areas of the historic Roykstova Farmhouse Museum, one of the oldest wooden buildings in Europe. Roykstova has been the home of the farmers in Kirkjubøur for centuries and has been occupied by the same Faroese family for 17 generations. Covered with a traditional turf roof, it is a large building made of logs, which are said to have come drifting all the way from Norway some 700 years ago. The farmhouse interior reflects the lifestyle of a large Faroese farm.

En route back to the ship, you'll stop in Tinganes for a walk about the old town. After a walk about the Old Town area, you'll rejoin your motor coach and return to the pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 2-hours of moderate walking that includes some uneven surfaces, some steps, and a small incline to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. It is recommended that guests dress in warm, layered clothing and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary.

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