Kongaminnið – View Point
A basalt obelisk erected in 1882 to commemorate the visit of the Danish king Christian IX’s visit to the Faroe Islands in 1874. It was the first visit the Faroe Island’s ever had from a Danish king. From here you have a splendid view of the town.
The king’s visit in Torshavn had its dramatic moments. Tórshavn’s mayor fainted during his welcome speech and died right in front of the crowd – including the Danish king. It is said that king Christian IX was very shocked by this event and supported the Mayor’s widow financially for the rest of her life.
The memorial is constructed by the Jákup Andrias Arge and H.C. Arnbert made the drawings for the obelisk.