Information about Streymoy

StreymoyThe westcoast of Streymoy island. Photo by @jdubcaptures on Instagram.  

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 island is also home to the capital in the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn as well as the best restaurant in the country, KOKS. Koppenni (789 m) is the highest summit on Streymoy island.

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. 

Fossa waterfall

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



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 salmon and...



This is the most popular beach among the locals when the sun warms the islands. Leynasandur lies in the inlet where the small village Leynar is situat...



Leynar is a picturesque village on the island of Streymoy. On the (few) warm sunny summer days locals will flock to the beach at Leynar to sunbathe....



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


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...



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


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 Streymnes. ...



Vagar island is the westernmost of the largest islands in the Faroe Islands. The island is like a ‘Faroe Islands in Miniature’ due to the wealth of...


Fossá Waterfall

Photo by @dom_reardon_photo on Instagram. Fossá Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands and drops in two levels. The waterfall is eas...



The village Sandavágur is situated on Vágar island. It is the last village before you enter the sub-sea tunnel leading to the main island Streymoy....



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...



Trøllkonufingurin or the Troll Woman's Finger is a rock formation rising 313 metres out of the sea outside of the village Sandavágur on the isla...


Mjørkadalur Prison

This might be the only prison in the world with grass roof. Mjørkadalur Prison is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle o...



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 farm you will...



Vatnsoyrar is a small settlement next to Lake Leitisvatn. The village is only a 1 minutes drive from Vágar Airport. You will see Vatnsoyrar when you...



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 t...



Fjallavatn is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, rugged terrain and stunning waterfalls. This is the second larges lake on Vágar island. The lake i...



This in one of the larger villages on Vágar island. You will drive through Miðvágur after your arrival at Vágar Airport. You will find the entrance...


The Nix

The statue of the Nix is situated on lake Leitisvatn on Vágar island just beside Vágar Airport. In the evening, the horse is illuminated by floodlig...