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Bike to Kirkjubøur

Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
Bike to Kirkjubøur
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Join this classic road cycling tour to the turf-roofed village of Kirkjubøur. Kirkjubøur is the historical religious centre of the Faroe Islands and home to the ruins of the largest cathedral on the islands.

You will bike through Tórshavn city centre and past the district of Norðasta Horn and across the mountain pass Velbastaðháls (190m.) to Kirkjubø. 

In Kirkjubø you will visit the Magnus Cathedral and Olav church and Kirkjubøargarður (the King's farmhouse). The farmhouse dates back to the 11th century and legend has it that the house was moved from Norway to the Faroe Islands by viking ships.  

There is a beautiful view of Kikjubø-islet, the islands of Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, and Vágar. 

When you return to Tórshavn, you will bike through the town of Velbastað, where the houses cling to the steep slopes, follow the road across the mountain pass Velbastaðháls, along the ring road to the seaside and back to where you started.

Average speed is approx. 15-20 km/h out of straight road. You will ride the hills up and down at our own pace. There will be collecting on top and bottom. Biking distance for this tour is 30km.

We will provide you with a bike, a helmet as well as water and energy bars and our knowledgable guide will lead the way. The tour is relatively easy and can be done by anyone.

The tour starts at Havnargøta 11 in Tórshavn, at 14 o’clock. The location is right opposite the Torshavn Ferry Terminal. You can easily spot the meeting point on Google Street View.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing, Biking, Cultural Activity
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Kirkjubøur, Tórshavn, Velbastaður
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 14:00.

Tórshavn, Havnargøta 11

The meeting point for this tour is in Tórshavn at Havnargøta 11 at 14 o'clock.

  • FELT VR6 Road Bike

  • Pedals (regular, SPD-SL or MBT)

  • Lights

  • Helmet

  • Bicycle computer

  • Waterbottles

  • Energy bar

  • Tour guide


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We had a great bike tour! We were happy that we chose the e-bikes due to the windy and foggy weather (just another day in Faroe Islands :)) An excellent bike experience. Recommended it highly!
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I went cycling with Berit it was amazing, the weather on this day wasn’t so kind to us. The others I did go cycling was amazing. He is a great tour guide and was very interesting to talk to. I would highly recommend a cycle ride to see this historic village. Thanks again Berit and also to his wife who made my trip so special. Can’t wait to come back!
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