Faroe Islands - Highlights Tour


A representative from Heimdal Tours will collect you from your hotel and we will drive firstly through the streets of old Tórshavn to the historic village of Kirkjubøur,  the southernmost village on Streymoy and the country's most important historical site with the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral from around 1300, the Saint Olav's Church from 12th century and the old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður from 11th century, which is still occupied by the same family for 17 generations.

We will then drive to the beautiful village of Saksun with its natural amphitheatre of cliffs, waterfalls and stunning nature.


Saksun village

After exploring Saksun, our next stop is the village of Tjørnuvík, the most northerly village on Streymoy and now popular with surfers...yes you heard correctly...surfers!

Tjørnuvík also has one of the oldest Viking burial grounds where you can see the original burial stones. We usually take time here to enjoy our packed lunch whilst admiring the view of the "Giant and Hag" rock formations on the headland and telling you the legend behind the rocks. You will have time to take a stroll on the beautiful sandy beach.

We then take the stunning drive up and past the highest point on the Faroe Islands and descending into the beautiful and picturesque village of Gjógv.  Plenty of time to explore this delightful idyll.  In the summer months (May - August, it is possible to glimpse Puffins nesting on the ledge above the gorge in Gjógv.

Gjógv village

After reluctantly taking our leave of Gjógv, we take the scenic route back to your hotel, with plenty of photo opportunities on the way and we will regale you with some of the legends and myths that abound in this magical country.