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 | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv

Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
Golden Circle | Visit Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv
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Experience the best of nature in Saksun, Tjørnuvik, and North Eysturoy. 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. An unique atmosphere with amazing views of the surrounding mountains.

This Golden Circle tour to Saksun, Tjørnuvík, and Gjógv is made all year round. These are some of the most awe-inspiring attractions in the Faroe Islands.

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

After your visit in Saksun you will go to Tjørnuvík. Enjoy the lovely beach and remember to look up to see gorgeous skies hanging above the mountain sides. 

Your next stop is Gjógv. On the way from Tjørnuvík to Gjógv you will stop by the famous Fossá Waterfall. 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.

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.

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.

On your way back to Tórshavn, you will stop on Eiðiskarð to take pictures of the rocky sea-stacks Risin & Kellingin and of the tallest summits in the Faroe Islands such as Slættaratindur and Vaðhorn.

You can add a hike to Slættaratindur to this tour when booking. When adding the hike to the highest mountain Slættaratindur to this day, you will do the hike instead of visiting the village Gjógv. 

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: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English, Danish, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Highlights: Gjógv, Saksun, Eiði, Funningur, Streymoy, Oyggjarvegur, Tjørnuvík, 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:

Your tour guide will pick you up at you preferred pick-up point in Tórshavn. From Tórshavn you will head to Saksun. From Saksun you will drive further north and visit Tjørnuvík. After Tjørnuvík you will stop by the impressive Fossá Waterfall and then explore the village Gjógv.

When in Gjógv, you will have your lunch and beverages. You will enjoy the lunch only few metres from the beautiful gorge. From Gjógv you will stop by Eiðisskarð where you will have a great view towards the 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 see the only prison in the Faroe Islands and maybe the only grass-roofed prison in the world. You will stop by Norðradalsskarð to enjoy the view towards the island Koltur. The tour guide will drive you to your designated drop-off point.



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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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