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Information about Tjørnuvík

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Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Cultural attractions, Beaches, Towns & Villages, Rock formations
Distance From City Center
11.8 km
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This is the northernmost village on Streymoy island. Tjørnuvík is nestled in a deep valley with no other villages in sight. It takes an hour to drive from the capital Tórshavn to Tjørnuvík.

There are no more than 55 houses in the village and even more small streams flowing down the mountains. The sight is especially impressive on rainy days. Tjørnuvík is a destination that travellers never regret prioritising on their vacation in the Faroe Islands.

TjornuvikNo more than 55 houses make up the small village Tjørnuvík. Photo by Nick Fox on Shutterstock.

This iconic village with a direct view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin is a must-see spot to visit in the Faroe Islands. Standing in Tjørnuvík will give you a feeling of immense serenity. This settlement’s unbeatable location has made it one of the most frequently visited villages in the Faroe Islands.

There is a lovely beach in Tjørnuvík which is the most popular surfing spot in the Faroe Islands. On most days there will be skies hanging above the village due to the height of the surrounding mountains. 

Risin & KellinginThe two sea-stacks Risin & Kellingin as seen from Tjørnuvík. Photo by Michael Franz known as @maufderlauer on Instagram.

Visitors can venture into the mountains and go hiking between Tjørnuvík and Saksun. The path is public and the trek takes three hours and can be done all year round at no cost.

If you want to experience the attraction Mýlingur, the hike to this spiky mountain and sheer cliff starts from Tjørnuvík. Hiking to Mýlingur takes two hours.