Bus tour to Gjógv | Departure from Tórshavn
Hop on board this classic bus trip from Tórshavn to the beautiful village of Gjógv with hot drinks and pastries at Guesthouse Gjáargarður. Gjógv is one of the most beautiful villages in the Faroe Islands.
The village Gjógv is the most northern village on the island Eysturoy, the second largest island in the Faroe Islands. Your tour to Gjógv starts from Tórshavn.
On your way East you will go for a walk on the bridge connecting the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy, pass the highest summit Slættaratindur (880 metres) and Gráfelli (857 metres), the tallest mountains in the archipelago, located between the villages of Eiði and Gjógv.
A small road will lead you to Gjógv. You will be treated to gorgeous views when sliding down the valley. The coastal village is famous for its picturesque scenery dotted with colourful houses built around its sea-filled gorge that has given the village its name.
The gorge runs from the village into the ocean where you will also find a harbour. The landscape around the village is incredible and varied.
Gjógv means gorge in Faroese. It is a fitting name; the harbour carved by the sea was the village’s lifeline before the arrival of modern roads. From Gjógv you will have an epic view of the island Kalsoy.
This is a truly unique village and that is why it attracts visitors from abroad and locals alike, who are seduced by its untouched tranquillity. Gjógv is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll, and you will enjoy the remote village before heading to its charming guesthouse, Gjáargarður, for hot drinks and pastries.
You will appreciate visiting Gjógv as you will feel the solitary lifestyle in the village and sense the untouched beauty. Imagine yourself living in this place, enjoying the valley and listening to the North Atlantic Ocean every morning. Gjógv will give you new perspectives on everyday life.
Book this classic guided tour from Tórshavn to Gjógv. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: Apr. - Oct.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English, Danish
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.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.
The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.
You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the only 4 star hotel (two new 4 starred hotels will open in May 2020). All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.
Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.
The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy islands departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location at the harbour is near by Tinganes which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister's Office as well as government ministries.
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.
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.
Pickup time : 15:00.
Tórshavn Bus terminal, Eystara Bryggja, at 15:00
Bus trip with guide
Hot drinks and pastries
What to bring:
Clothes that are suitable for all weather