Golden Circle | Classic - Saksun, Tjornuvik & Gjogv Day Excursion

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Enjoy the heart of the Faroe Islands in a comfortable coach while a local guide tells you the stories about the surroundings.

See places like Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv, Risin & Kellingin and Fossá in one day. This is a day you will never forget.

After driving over the old Mountain Road out of Tórshavn and a stop for coffee, we will come to the unique settlement of Saksun. This village is situated at the base of a tiny inlet and is flanked by the lush green mountains of Koppenni and Melin. You will see the seawater lagoon, the beautiful old church and visit the 16th century farm Dúvugarðar with its stone walls and turf roofs. Here you will be told of the evolution of the islands and the life here over the centuries.

Next we will head to Tjørnuvík. The route will take us through the valley from Saksun with ever-changing scenery along the Dalsá river with many small waterfalls. Before we reach Tjørnuvík we will stop by Fossá Waterfall. This is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands.

Tjørnuvík is the northernmost settlement on Streymoy island. The village is situated in an isolated inlet with towering mountains and a beautiful black sand beach. From the beach there is a fantastic view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin (The Giant and his Hag).

When we get to Eysturoy island we will experience the view from the road beneath Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe islands. From there you will see the zigzagging road we will be driving down to Funningur. Our last village visit will be the peaceful and picturesque Gjógv on the northernmost tip of Eysturoy island. The village is named after its amazing 200-metre gorge that runs out from the village.

This tour includes: Entrance fees, lunch, beverages and coffee.

What´s Included

All inclusive tour, no hidden fees or charges

What to bring

Please bring

warm, waterproof clothes

comfortable walking shoes

camera

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DAY 1
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Pick up times – 8.00 to 9.00am

Enjoy the heart of the Faroe Islands in a comfortable coach while a local guide tells you the stories along the way.

See places like Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv, Risin og kellingin and Fossá in one day. An experience you will never forget.

After departing Tórshavn via the old Mountain road we will have some photo opportunities before reaching our first stop. From there the next stop will be in the unique settlement in Saksun. This village is situated at the base of a fjord and flanked by the lush green mountains of Koppenni (790 m) and Melin (764 m). You will see the seawater lagoon, the beautiful old church and the 16th century farm Dúvugarðar with stone walls and turf roofs.

Next we will be heading to Tjørnuvík. Before we get there we will stop by Fossá Waterfall. This is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands. Tjørnuvík is an isolated inlet with towering mountains and a beautiful beach. From the beach there is a fantastic view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin (The Giant and the Witch).

After crossing the only bridge linking 2 islands in the Faroes to Eysturoy island we will experience the view from the road under Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe islands. This is the starting point for the optional hike up the mountain. 

From there the zigzagging road leads down to Funningur. The ancient Viking Sagas tell us that this village was where the first Norse settlers came ashore and settled.

Our last village of the day will be the peaceful and picturesque Gjógv on the northernmost tip of Eysturoy island. The village is named after its amazing 200-metre gorge that runs out from the village. If you choose the hike up Slættaratindur you will not experience Gjógv but instead reach the highest summit in the Faroe Islands.

At the end of the day you will be dropped off in Tórshavn at your designated drop-off location. The coach ride from Eysturoy to the capital will take a bit more than one hour. 

The tour ends at around 16:00.

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