Faroese Food and Beer Tour | Hiking to Kirkjubøur
Join this hike where you will be served traditional Faroese food and two cans of tasty Faroese beers. Coffee is also included in the price as well as some Faroese home-made snacks.
This is a 4-hour guided tour along the cozy walking route from Tórshavn to the village of Kirkjubøur, one of the oldest villages in the Faroe Islands. You will have some local specialties on the way.
You will meet and greet the tour guide in Steinatún, the downtown bus-stop area in Tórshavn, 10-15 minutes before the departure of bus 3, which will take us to the outskirts of Tórshavn, where the walking route to Kirkjubøur begins. This is a five-minute busride.
On the way to Kirkjubøur, you will pass the site where Faroe Islanders have gathered for open air public meetings since the second half of the 19th century - with flags, speeches and patriotic songs composed for the occasions.
You will have a great view of Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur and Vágar - and of Tórshavn and Nólsoy before you go round "Reynsmúli" on your way out of Tórshavn.
On the trip, you will be served traditional Faroese food and two cans of tasty Faroese beers. Coffee is also included in the price as well as some Faroese home-made snacks.
You will stop a couple of times along the route - to enjoy the food and beer and to relax. And you will be treated to some fun local history, and it has to be said: the view from the top is spectacular (provided it is not foggy, of course).
When you arrive in Kirkjubøur, you will have the opportunity to stroll around the village and enjoy the historical sites there. The tour guide will introduce you to:
1) Magnus Cathedral ruins from about 1300
2) Saint Olav´s Church, the oldest still used church of the Faroes dating from 12th century
3) Kirkjubøargarður, the oldest still inhabited wooden house of the world from 11th century.
You will take Bus 5E on our way back home to Downtown Tórshavn. The ride will take half an hour.
Add this hike to your cart to enjoy spectacular views and local Faroese food and beer.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 18 years.
- Languages: English, Danish, Norwegian
Kirkjubøur, located on the south of Streymoy, is regarded as the' most important historical site Faroe Islands. Here you will find the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, the Saint Olav's Chruch (Olavskirkjan), and the old 11th century farmhouse.
The main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exactly 421 metres above sea level and these two peaks are the highest points on the island.
Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.
The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.
The island Koltur has a beautiful and striking shape. Koltur is the second smallest island in the Faroe Islands. Its highest point is the monumental cone-shaped peak of Kolturshamar also called Uppi á Oyggj (477 m). Rising steeply and intensely green out of the sea during summer, it dominates any view of the island.
Koltur has been visited by only few people. Number of inhabitants living on Koltur island: 1 person.
Departure time : 11:30.
You will meet me in Steinatún, where we´ll enter the bus.
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Good to know:
Its an easy hike, but the last part of the trip might be a little frightening if you are afraid of heights. Also, the weather in the Faroe Islands can be a little tough, and in case of really bad weather forecasts we might be forced to cancel a planned trip. But, most of the times, even when it is a bit rainy, windy and/or foggy, we will carry out the hike. But in this case, the trip might then last a little longer. The tour guide will notify you of all of this in advance.