Faroe Islands - Highlights Tour

Itinerary

A representative from Heimdal Tours will collect you from your hotel and we will drive firstly to the historic village of Kirkjubøur,  the southernmost village on Streymoy and the country's most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.

We will then drive to the beautiful village of Saksun with its natural amphitheatre of cliffs and stunning nature.

During low tides it is also possible to walk along the sandy beach to the ocean.

Saksun village

After exploring Saksun, our next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy and now popular with surfers...yes you heard correctly...surfers!

Tjørnuvík also has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. We usually take time here to enjoy our packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the "Giant and Hag" rock formations on the headland and telling you the legend behind the rocks.

We then take the stunning drive up and past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descending into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv. here we may also get the opportunity to take coffee and cake with the locals.

Gjógv village

We will then take the scenic route back to your hotel, with plenty of photo opportunities on the way and we will regale you with some of the legends and myths that abound in this magical country.

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