Norðradalsskarð, Sornfelli & Kirkjubøur | Private VIP Tour
Hit the road and experience some of the best sights only a short drive outside of the capital Tórshavn. This private tour is made in luxury cars to the popular attraction Norðradalsskarð where you will have a stunning view of the large valley, the curvy road, and the lonely island Koltur out there in the ocean.
You will join a private driver in cars such as Volvo S90, BMW 730d or simular. Your driver has all the knowledge about the sights on this two hour tour. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Tórshavn and then head to your first site. Relax and enjoy the comfort in a VIP vehicle while approaching Norðradalsskarð, the old military base on Sornfelli mountain summit with breathtaking views and the historic village Kirkjubøur.
First stop is in Kirkjubøur. It feels like travel back in time when visiting Kirkjubøur which is the former centre of culture in The North Atlantic Ocean. Here you will experience the ruins of the 13th century St. Magnus Cathedral and the 12th century St. Ólav's Church. This beautiful white church is still in use.
You will also step into the 900 year-old bishopric Roykstovan which is the oldest wooden house in Europe. The house is inhabited by the 17th generation of farmers. Kirkjubøur is a gem for those with a passion for turf houses as most houses here are turf roofed.
While on the old mountain road from Tórshavn you will have excellent opportunities for a photo stop at Norðradalsskarð with panorama view to the island Koltur. Next, you will take the narrow road up to the former radar station at the mountain Sornfelli.
When between 7-18 people, choose the extra feature in the booking process. Small private group tours are also made in luxury vehicles.
Why wait any longer? Experience the best attractions in the southern end of Streymoy island in a classic luxury car. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 2 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 13 years.
- Languages: English
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.
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 highest point Norðradalsskarð on the road leading to Norðradalur is one of the most hearthbreakingly beautiful sights in the Faroe Islands. You will get a great natural panorama with towering mountains and sheer coastline cliffs. Norðradalur translates directly to the Northern Valley.
The small farm village lies on the western side of Streymoy island. The three mountains Fjallið millum Botnar (690 metres), Stiðjafjall (547 metres) and Tungulíðfjall (535 metres) make up the foundation of the valley Norðradalur.
From this point you will have the unbelievable view of the deep valley Norðradalur and the small island Koltur framed out in the ocean. This popular attraction is a 15 minutes ride from Tórshavn on Streymoy island. Norðradalsskarð is one of the most windy places in the Faroe Islands. During winter the wind speed will some days reach 120 miles per hour and even higher speed.
From Norðradalsskarð you will also experience the winding road leading down the mountain side to the farm in the Norðradalur valley. Norðradalsskarð is situated 270 metres (885 feet) above sea level. The road from the mountain pass and down to the valley is 2,4 km (1,5 miles).
Pickup time : Flexible.
You will be picked up at your accommodation.
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Your driver will be a experienced local tour guide.