Photography Tour | Funningur, Gjógv, Tjørnuvík
Capture the most sought-after attractions on northern Streymoy and Eysturoy on camera. You will join a local guide and photographer who will take you to the best attractions on the beautiful northern part of Streymoy and Eysturoy.
Your first stop will be Gjógv. Here you will see the impressive gorge in the middle of the scenic village of Gjógv. You will walk 200 metres along the edge of the ravine until you reach the end and highest point. From this spot you will have a breathtaking view of the entire gorge together with the village and the wide mountain sides. Experiencing the untamed nature surrounding the cosy village life in Gjógv is breathtaking. You will also have the opportunity to come close to the rich birdlife here.
Afterwards, your tour guide will take a short drive uphill, followed by a walk to the famous Hvíthamar site where you get to experience the panoramic view overlooking Funningsfjørður fjord. This is one of the most stunning fjords in the Faroe Islands. Hvíthamar is situated on the steep ridge halfway between Funningur and Middagsfjall mountain.
Next, you will stop along the mountain road to snap the village Funningur from the mountainside of Slættaratindur. This is where you will see the iconic road zigzagging its way towards the small village Funningur.
Taking the scenic route back, we will stop at Eiðiskollur to enjoy the view of the legendary Risin & Kellingin (the Giant and the Witch). Last, (but not least!), we will head back towards Streymoy where we will stop at Faroe Island's largest waterfall, Fossá, whereafter we go to Tjørnuvík, where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a stroll on the beautiful black beach.
You can join this tour as an expert in photography or as an enthusiastic novice. The locations on this tour are on the north of the island of Streymoy and Eysturoy. You will stand on the very same spot where all the well known photos are taken from, but once you see them with your own eyes (and camera!) prepare to be amazed.
The meeting point for this tour is við Streymin by the Magn gas station. From the Magn gas station you will head to your first location of the day: Gjógv.
You will join a tour that takes advantage of the ever changing light in the Faroe Islands. Expect to see several season during the course of the day!
Once you reach your location, the tour guide will assist you getting the perfect camera angle that will do for the best shot. The tour guide will inspire you but let you take your photos yourself.
What are you waiting for? Take advantage of the knowledge of a local photographer when experiencing these famous sights on northern Streymoy and Eysturoy. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 6 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Minimum age: 7 years.
- Languages: English, Danish, Faroese, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
The village bears its name from the beautiful 200 metre long gorge that the villagers have used as a natural harbour and landing ground for their boats for centuries. There are stairs all the way down into the gorge.
You will have a good view of the sheer westside of Kalsoy island when in Gjógv. The valley Ambadalur is situated in a northeastern direction from Gjógv. It takes roughly a one-hour hike to reach the valley where you will see the large sea stack Búgvin.
Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. It translates directly into the Plain Mountain Peak due to the summit's flat surface. The mountain elevates 880 meters (2887 feet) above sea level. The flat area on the very top of Slættaratindur is roughly 1000 square meters.
The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands is located on the northern part of Eysturoy island. Particularly in clear weather, you will see the entire archipelago from this location. You will have a great view of the sea stacks, Risin & Kellingin, when standing on the northern part of the summit.
Slættaratindur can be seen from the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. Both villages sit on the foot of the mountain. You will also have a good view of the mountain from Haldórsvík, which is a village on the nearby Streymoy island.
It is possible to hike all the way up to the summit. The most popular route starts from a parking lot at the Eiðisskarð mountain pass. The parking area is located 390 meters (1280 feet) from sea level. It takes less than 2 hours to reach the top from here. The hike to Slættaratindur is popular among locals and travellers alike.
The topmost part of the mountain is covered in snow half of the year from early November to late April. The hike to the top is open all year round but as the path is not visible in snow it is not recommendable for travellers to venture up the mountain on their own during the winter season.
Funningur is according to legends the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Funningur sits at the foot of Slættaratindur which is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. The village is nestled in a deep valley on Eysturoy island in beautiful surroundings and a curvy road leading to the village.
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and hold many popular sights among them: Gjógv, which is the most northernly village on the island and the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. The island is just a short drive from the capital Tórshavn. You will find Slættaratindur the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands on this island elevating 880 metres above ocean level.
This attraction above the village Funningur is one of the most popular short hiking trails in the Faroe Islands. You will have a great view of the Funningsfjørður fjord and the surrounding mountains. There is also a stunning view to the north towards the island Kalsoy.
Behind the headland on the opposite end of the fjord lies the village Elduvík. You will find Hvíthamar on the island Eysturoy between the two villages Funningur and Gjógv. On days with clear skies, you will see the summit on the highest mountain Slættaratindur from the top of Hvíthamar.
These two famous sea stacks are a must-see when in the Faroe Islands. You can see Risin & Kellingin (the Giant and his Wife) from either the village Tjørnuvík on Streymoy island or from Eiðisskarð just outside the village Eiði on Eysturoy island.
This iconic zigzagging road to the village Funningur has got much attention among travellers. You will get a great view of the sight from the road leading to Gjógv. The winding road slides its way down the mountainside from the highest mountain Slættaratindur rising 880 m above sea level.
Departure time : 11:00.
The tour guide will meet you at the gas station Magn by the bridge við Streymin linking the two islands Streymoy and Eysturoy.
If you have chosen pick up in Tórshavn or Vágar, we will pick you up there.
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What to bring:
Good hiking shoes
Good to know:
Weather may vary ALOT. After all, it is the land of maybe!