Join us for a beautiful private tour of the highlights of the Faroe Islands excursion to the small villages Saksun, Tjørnuvík and Gjógv. We will stop at a few must-see spots and some extra ones along the way, while doing our best to avoid the crowds for your own private enjoyment.
A mountain look-out The tour starts with pick up from 09:00 at your preferred destination. We’ll head out of the city via the old mountain road route to Norðadalsskarð, a photographer’s dream, where you will have a moment to enjoy the panoramic view.
Saksun Village First stop is the picturesque Saksun surrounded by a mountain amphitheatre right in front of Pollurin lagoon. Saksun is a hidden gem located about 10 minutes away from the main road especially know for the turf roof and natural beauty.
A surfers paradise and legends of old
Heading onwards, it will take us around half an hour to reach the village of Tjørnuvík. Tjørnuvík lays nestled in a valley surrounded by high mountains and boasts a striking black sandy beach, famous amongst cold waters surfers worldwide. From the beach, we will look put to the renowned sea stacks The Giant and the Witch, who, according to legend, tried to drag the Faroe Islands to Iceland. The locals in Tjørnuvík are known for their hospitality and, occasionally, they sell coffee and waffles on site.
The highest waterfall, the highest mountain
Next up is the highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands, Fossá, a definite must-see when visiting northern Streymoy and particularly picturesque. Afterwards, we drive through the old mountain road past the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur which rises 880 metres above sea level. This is on our wayt to visit the cosy village of Gjógv, named after its deep gorge and known for its beautiful and unique scenery. At this point, we’ll take our lunch and take our time to stroll around the village and enjoy the peculiar beauty of the place. For those who wishe to, there’s a short walk along a path out to a viewpoint slightly above the village. Maintaining the path was one of many projects recently completed through the Faroes’ successful Voluntourism programme.
Mountain roads Before heading back we’ll take in the gorgeous view over the zig-zag mountain roads high above the village of Funningur. We’ll then head back to Tórshavn, arriving back at approximately 17:00.