When it comes to museums and galleries, any visitor to Streymoy should head first to the National Museum in Tórshavn to view the breathtaking pew ends, which were rescued from the church at Kirkjubøur – elementally beautiful, these ornately carved bench-ends feature interpretations of the twelve apostles and all date from the early 1400s.
Elsewhere in the capital, The National Art Gallery is equally deserving of your attention. Dedicated to continually changing displays of work by local artists and sculptors, you’ll soon pick out the recurrent themes central to much of Faroese art: wild landscapes, turf-roofed village houses, and, above all else, the many and unpredictable moods of the North Atlantic.
In Vestmanna on Streymoy, you’ll find the engaging Saga Museum which tells the story of Viking period in Faroese history through a series of life-like wax models. Dotted across Streymoy, you’ll also come across a number of art galleries which showcase local handicrafts and artwork – some of which is sometimes for sale.
The national stage of the Faroe Islands
The National Gallery
where you can experience the Faroese nature and the unique landscape transformed into pictures
Føroya Sjósavn (Aquarium)
See a variety of sea animals that are found in the waters surrounding the Faroe Islands
The National Museum
Get a very introductive presentation of the history and culture of the Faroe Islands in this very informative National History Museum
Nordic House - Norðurlandahúsið
The Nordic House in the Faroe Islands is a forum for Faroese and Nordic art, with a program that mainly focuses on concerts, theatre and and art exhibitions.
Diana Victoria Museum
Visit Diana Victoria, Ove Joensen’s boat
The Open Air Museum in Hoydalar
A virtual tour of the sagas