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Roykstovan

The Roykstovan (king's farm), parts of which are over 900 years old, is the traditional farmhouse at Kirkjubour in the Faroe Islands. It has been occupied by the same family for 17 generations since 1550, and is still in use today, both as a farm and a museum.

The turfed roof is an ancient form of building in the Faroes, and is designed both to provide insulation and to withstand Atlantic storms.

There is a superb all round view of the Roykstovan, by Olavur Frederiksen, at :-

www.360cities.net/image/kirkjubour#348.10,0.60,80.0

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Taken on July 31, 2011