Faroe Islands Highlights
Faroe Islands Highlights
Highlights of the North | Six islands in one day
Highlights of the North | Six islands in one day
Visit Tjørnuvík, Viðareiði, Gjógv, and Klaksvík
Visit Tjørnuvík, Viðareiði, Gjógv, and Klaksvík
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Golden Circle Winter Tour | Visit Saksun & Gjógv

Golden Circle Winter Tour | Visit Saksun & Gjógv
Sheep Faroe Islands
Saksun houses
Funningur
Gjógv
Gjógv sea
Gjógv church
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Experience the best of nature in the northern part of Streymoy island and Eysturoy island. This popular small-group tour will take you to the most beloved locations on the two main islands in the Faroe Islands.

The Golden Circle winter tour will let you experience Saksun and Gjógv. The tour to these awe-inspiring attractions is a gorgeous tour during the dark winter months.

Your tour guide will pick you up at you preferred pick-up point in Tórshavn. From Tórshavn you will head up north.

Saksun is set in a natural amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon. This wonderful hillside village is one of the most worthwhile destinations in the Faroe Islands. A unique atmosphere with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

Saksun is outstanding with the tidal lagoon surrounded by sand, mountains and stunning waterfalls. You will also get the chance to see the old iconic turfed church overlooking the lagoon.

After your visit in Saksun your next stop is Gjógv. When approaching Gjógv, you will see the village Funningur. The first vikings in the Faroe Islands settled in Funningur. You will have the chance to take a picture of the winding road leading to the valley where Funningur is located.

Now it is time for you to explore the village Gjógv. After 10 minutes with spectacular mountain roads, Gjógv is in sight down the next valley. Gjógv is located on the island Eysturoy. Gjógv means gorge in Faroese. You will understand why the village got this name when looking into the beautiful sea-filled gorge that is the most iconic attraction in Gjógv. 

Gjógv is an idyllically located and beautiful quiet village with stunning view towards the island Kalsoy and other islands in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. There is a pretty good chance to spot seals when you enter the gorge. 

The local guesthouse will serve for you a lunch platter and pancakes with warm beverages. You will also walk through the village and into the gorge. From Gjógv you will stop by Eiðisskarð where you will have a great view towards the rocky sea-stacks "The Giant and his Wife".

Now you will head back to Tórshavn. You will take the old mountain road from the valley Kollafjøður to Tórshavn. You will also experience some of the tallest mountains in the Faroe Islands such as Slættaratindur and Vaðhorn.

When back on Stryemoy island, you will see the only prison in the Faroe Islands and maybe the only grass-roofed prison in the world. You will also stop by Norðradalsskarð to enjoy the view towards the island Koltur. The tour guide will drive you to your designated drop-off point.

Discover the magic of Faroe Islands by adding the Golden Circle Tour to your cart. Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Oct. - Apr.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Attractions: Gjógv, Saksun, Eiði, Funningur, Streymoy, Oyggjarvegur, Fossá Waterfall, Eysturoy, Sornfelli, Risin & Kellingin, Mjørkadalur Prison, Norðradalsskarð
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Be in good time at the pick-up point. Our pick-up schedule is as following: Hotel Tórshavn (08:40 AM) Hotel Hafnia (08:45 AM) Main Bus Terminal "Farstøðin" Port (08:50 AM) Hotel Streym (08:55 AM) Hotel Havgrím (08:55 AM) Campsite við Strond (08:55AM) Hotel Føroyar (09:00 AM)
Included:
  • Local guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Port pickup and drop-off

  • Packed Lunch

  • Beverages

  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges

  • Free WIFI

  • Small group tour


What to bring:
  • Warm and Rainproof Clothes

  • Good Walking Shoes

  • Camera


Good to know:

There might be snow in winter so dress accordingly to the weather. Layers are always recommendable.

This is a small group tour with maximum 18 travellers.



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Our guide explained a lot about of the faroese culture and history and took us to places with fantastic views over the mountains and the sea. Weather was good with sunny spells. Though it was end of October.
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It was great!
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My wife and I had a very nice trip to a number of pritty places. But most of all, the day was very interesting because we had a very well informed guide that was able to tell us facts and "fun"-facts in a very entertaining way.
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Our guide Jógvan was very informative, telling us the history of the Faroe Islands. He was also a great driver for us as well. The tour itself was very scenic, with lots of opportunities to get out for photos. We had great weather so that's a bonus!
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This trip was so amazing! We got to see everything we wanted and much more. Plus we didn't have to worry about arranging transport etc. Our guide was very knowledgable and he had plenty anegdotes about Faroese life. The lunch was yummy as well (we went for vegeterian option). In my 5 year experience of travelling and taking different excursions I would say this was one of best I have ever taken. We felt very well looked after and would go on it again.
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The golden circle tour was the second tour that my friend and I booked with this operator. Once again, great experience. The guide was lovely. He was professional and yet managed to share the love he had for the land we visited. The guide mentioned having lots of happy childhood memories in this place - which personally I found very sweet and a good indicator of the amazing quality of life for a child in the Faroe Islands.
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This was our first tour in Faroe Islands and it was quite an apt one as it gave us a good introduction of the various beautiful shades of the Faroes. Breathtaking villages and numerous photo stops. It covered a lot of places but never felt rushed. Our guide Harry was very friendly, accommodating and very informative about every aspect of the Faroe Islands - whether glorifying or controversial. Gave us a very good insight into contemporary Faroese life and history. Harry answered every question to the best of his knowledge, which was quite extensive! There was some miscommunication about the number of vegetarian lunches required for my family so they went to extreme lengths to procure the lunches to the destination. And the lunches were healthy, filling and delicious too. Of course, the sunny weather added to the loveliness of the whole tour as well - lucky us! All in all, an amazing all-inclusive day tour!
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The Golden Circle was a fabulous tour. Great driving from Paul, and the lovely Harry looking after us. A delicious lunch and attentive service. Thanks to Paul and Harry also.
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Guide and driver great, and we were so lucky with the weather - great to pack such a lot of different places into a day. It's a long day therefore, but definitely worthwhile.
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A fantastic trip with two great guides. Magnus as the driver and Harry as a very vibrant narrator. I enjoyed the day, and would go with them any day again
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