Information about Saksun

Saksun

Saksun is a remote little village on Streymoy island with a unique location placed above a beautiful lagoon. The lagoon used to form a good natural harbour, but during a storm it was blocked with sand. This sand filled lagoon is now drawing people from near and far to admire its beauty. 

A favourite day trip destination among locals and tourists alike. At low tide locals flock to the tiny village to walk along the shore of the lagoon to the beach.

The village includes a turf-roofed church and a village museum. There are some lovely turf houses in the Dúvugarðar settlement in Saksun as well as some stunning waterfalls along the steep mountain sides.

You will reach Saksun when heading in a western direction for 10 minutes from the village Hvalvík. Saksun is a 50 minutes drive from Tórshavn.

Services near Saksun

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Attractions nearby Saksun

Dúvugarðar

Dúvugarður is an old farm in Saksun. The old farmhouse is some 300 years old and now belongs to the national museum. When you visit the far...

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Fossá Waterfall

Fossá Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands and drops in two levels. The waterfall is easily accessible and stunnin...

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Tjørnuvík

This is the northernmost village on Streymoy island. Tjørnuvík is nestled in a deep valley with no other villages in sight. It takes an ...

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Haldarsvík

You will get to Haldarsvík on Streymoy island a 2 minutes drive from the famous Fossá Waterfall. Most often Faroe Islanders use the shor...

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Eiði

Eiði is a village on the island of Eysturoy. In Eiði you will find the famous football stadium nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean. You will al...

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Risin & Kellingin

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 villa...

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Vestmanna

The beautiful village of Vestmanna has a great natural harbour, the best wind protected campsite in the Faroe Islands and several great attractions ...

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Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

These cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. Boat tours are made from April to September to Vestmanna Bird Cli...

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Slættaratindur

Slættaratindur (880 m) is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. The hike from the parking at Eiðisskarð to the summit takes 2 hou...

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Hvalvík

Hvalvík is the last village before you get to the famous village Saksun. The river Stórá runs through the village and is a good p...

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Road above Funningur

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 lea...

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Funningur

Funningur is according to legends the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Funningur sits at the foot of Slættaratindur which is the highest m...

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Streymoy

Streymoy is the largest island in the 18 Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50...

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Hvíthamar

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 F...

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við Áir

Við Áir is the old closed whaling station on the island of Streymoy only a couple of kilometres from the villages of Hvalvík and S...

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Ambadalur

The valley of Ambadalur is located a hours hike from the village of Gjógv. In Ambadalur you will have a great view over Búgvin the lar...

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Elduvík

Travellers visiting Elduvík will see how a traditional village in the Faroe Island is laid out. The houses stand as if they had been dropped fr...

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Gjógv

Gjógv is the northernmost village on the island of Eysturoy  The village bears its name from the beautiful 200 metre long gor...

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Kvívík

Kvívík is an old village on the island of Streymoy. With its historic importance and wonderful location it is a popular pit stop for tou...

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Leynavatn

Lake Leynavatn on Streymoy island is just beside the road when you head out from the sub-sea tunnel from Vágar to Streymoy island. Home to salm...

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