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Information about Eysturoy

4.8
156 Verified reviews
Type
Waterfalls, Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Fjords, Cultural attractions, Beaches, Bird Sights, Lakes, Nature Reserves, Towns & Villages, Rock formations, Highland routes
Distance From City Center
6.3 km
High Season
Summer
Family Friendly
Yes
Area
286.3 sq km
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
156

Gjogv on Eysturoy island

Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and holds many popular sights among them: Gjógv, which is the most northernly village on the island and the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. You can get from the capital Tórshavn to Eysturoy either by crossing the bridge in Sundalagið or by the Eysturoyartunnilin sub-sea tunnel.

Eysturoyartunnilin links the two largest islands in the archipelago. You will also find the world's first underwater roundabout inside the tunnel, which also connects the Skálafjørður fjord together.

Eysturoy tunnelThe underwater tunnels connect the most populous islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy in 11km long network. Photo by Faroephoto.

You will find Slættaratindur the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands on this island elevating 880 metres above ocean level. Another popular sight on Eysturoy island is the scenic spot Hvíthamar.

The sub-sea tunnel Norðoyartunnilin is the port between Eysturoy and Borðoy island. You will get to the tunnel just after passing the village Leirvík

HvíthamarThe view from Hvíthamar. Photo by Costas Kariolis known as @photo_costas on Instagram.

Eysturoy is home to the salmon farming company Bakkafrost. The company is by far the largest enterprise in the Faroe Islands. The headquarter is situated in Runavík along the Skálafjørður fjord.

You can spot Bakkafrost's ocean farming several places near Eysturoy island. You will see salmon farming cages when standing at Hvíthamar.