The gSaksun Gjógv golden circle
Golden circle tour to amazing and scenic Saksun and Gjógv.
Enjoy the heart of the Faroe Islands in a comfortable coach, with a local guide. See places like Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv, Risin & Kellingin and Fossá in one day. This is a day you will never forget.
After driving over the old mountain road out of Tórshavn and a stop for coffee, we will come to the unique settlement of Saksun. The beautiful village of Saksun is situated at the base of a tiny inlet and is flanked by the lush green mountains of Koppenni and Melin. You will see the seawater lagoon, the beautiful old church, and visit the 16th-century farm Dúvugarðar with its stone walls and turf roofs. The tour guide will regale you with wondrous stories of the evolution of the islands and the life here over the centuries.
Next, we will head to Tjørnuvík. The route will take us through the valley from Saksun with ever-changing scenery along the Dalsá river with many small waterfalls. Before reaching Tjørnuvík we will stop by Fossá waterfall, which is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands.
Tjørnuvík is the northernmost settlement on Streymoy island and is situated in an isolated inlet with towering mountains and a beautiful black sand beach. From the beach, there is a fantastic view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin (The Giant and his Hag).
Upon arrival to Eysturoy island we will experience the view from the road beneath Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe islands. From there you will see the zigzagging road we will be driving down to Funningur. Our last village visit will be the peaceful and picturesque Gjógv on the northernmost tip of Eysturoy island. Named after its amazing 200-meter gorge, which runs out from the village and into the North Atlantic sea.
This tour includes Entrance fees, lunch, beverages and coffee.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: You can add a hike to Slættaratindur to this day’s tour. Furthermore, if this hike is chosen then you will not continue with the group to Gjógv and the village of Funningur. But instead, reach the highest summit in the Faroe Islands. Hiking difficulty Hard.
- Good shoes
- Warm clothes + raincoat
- Good mood
OBS: In terms of weather, we reserve the right to drive from Torshavn along the main road via Kaldbaksvejen. Or via the mountain road.
Saksun Gjógv golden circle