According to itypejob, the largest city of the islands, Tórshavn, was founded in the 10th century and, of course, can be considered one of the oldest capitals in Northern Europe. Tórshavn lies on the eastern coast of the island of Strömö. Even before reaching the city, an unusually beautiful picture opens up on it from the sea. Small old colorful houses give the impression that you are in a fairy tale. An important role in the cultural life of the city is played by the Historical Museum, which exhibits many exhibits that tell tourists about how people lived here hundreds of years ago. A variety of fishing tackle, agricultural implements, ship models and much more can be seen in this museum. Another place that tourists are recommended to visit is the Nordic House, an unusual building with a peat-covered roof. Now this building serves as a theater and concert hall, various exhibitions are also held here. On warm summer nights, Nordic House hosts special Faroese Evenings for tourists. The island of Stromyo, which has a mountainous relief, deserves special attention. In the northern part of the island, on a fairly large hill, there is a huge number of small interesting villages, in which there are interesting natural and historical sites. For example, the small village of Leinar is surrounded on all sides by an incredibly beautiful landscape, and not far from it there is a picturesque lake, which is home to an incredible amount of salmon brought here by local residents. In the south of the island lies the city of Kirkjubø, on the territory of which there are many ruins of medieval buildings. Once this place was the religious center of the island. The main local attraction is the Cathedral of Magnus, the construction of which began in the 13th century, but the cruelest methods of collecting tribute by Bishop Erlendur and the avalanche that took place here in 1772 led to the fact that the cathedral was never completed. Not far from here is an equally interesting attraction – the Church of St. Olfar, built in 1111. The construction of this church was dedicated to the king who created the Christian code of Norway. For many years, the church of St. Olfar was the religious center of the Faroe Islands, but the reconstruction of the 19th and 20th centuries completely changed its original appearance. An equally interesting attraction is Ruikstofan – a house with a history of more than 900 years. Members of the same family have been living in this house for 18 generations, and the history of the creation of this building is quite unusual. logs, of which the house was made were transported to the island by ship, but were intended for a completely different purpose, but the ship carrying them sank, and the materials it was carrying were washed ashore by the Gulf Stream. The most picturesque place in the Faroe Islands can be safely considered the island of Esturyo, which is connected by a bridge to the island of Strömö, which is why some people call it the “Only Bridge of the Atlantic”. Deep fjords seem to divide the island into three parts and create an unforgettable landscape. Also on the island is the highest mountain of the archipelago – Slettaratindur, 882 meters high. The best place for hiking is the amazingly beautiful area around Oindarfjord. One of the most famous sights of the island is Rinkusteinar (“Swinging Stones”), which are two large boulders, gently swaying from side to side under the influence of waves. According to legend, these two stones are Viking drakkars that were turned into stones by an old sorceress who lives in the area.
National cuisine of the Faroe Islands
The local cuisine is based on a significant use of meat (poultry and lamb), fresh vegetables, cheese and fish. However, in recent years, national cuisine has been replaced by establishments with international dishes. Only in rare restaurants and at home are the traditions of Faroese cuisine preserved with its simplicity and satiety. The use of a small amount of salt is also a main feature of Faroese cuisine. The basis for most dishes is lamb. The most popular dish here is thin strips of cured meat in the salty sea wind. Specific dishes are also “ruyskyot”, which is meat that is dried for several months in the open air and “skerpikyot”, also dried meat, but dried for more than one year, and consumed without any processing. The second most important product, of course, is fish, served in all possible forms. Most often, fish is dried in the same way as meat. Fish was not considered as important and valuable as meat here, so dried fish was often used as livestock feed. What is unique is that there are practically no fishmongers on the islands. If a fish dish is planned for the holiday, then the fish is bought either just caught from the fishermen, or they are caught on their own. Popular soft drinks that have been consumed here for many years are coffee and tea, and local herbs are often added to tea. Alcoholic drinks are represented by beer imported here from European countries. local herbs are often added to tea. Alcoholic drinks are represented by beer imported here from European countries. local herbs are often added to tea. Alcoholic drinks are represented by beer imported here from European countries.