Golden Circle ( Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv ) [Magellan]

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Golden Circle ( Saksun, Tjørnuvík, Gjógv ) [Magellan]

From: DKK 995,-

Monday 10:00 to 17:00, 18th May

Pickup point : Tórshavn | Cruise: Magellan

Incl. Transportation, Tour Guide, Entrance Fees, Packed Lunch & Drinks/Coffee.

All Tours are normally in English or Scandinavian.
Adults € 130 / children (0-12 years) € 65

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Splendidly set in a natural circular amphitheater high above a tidal lagoon, Saksun is a wonderfully remote hillside village and is one of the most worthwhile destinations in the country. Known for its tranquil atmosphere, the tiny village of 15 inhabitants offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains.
In the fjord, at the foot of the village, is a lagoon. At low tide, it is possible to walk along the sandy shore of the lagoon around the headland. The village includes a church, built in 1858. After Saksun, we drive to Gjógv through Funningur. Tradition says that the first viking who settled on the Faroe Islands settled in Funningur. His name was Grímur Kamban, a Norwegian Viking escaping the tyranny of the Norse king Haraldur Hárfagri. Funninger Church, in the village of Funningur, is one of the 10 old wooden churches in the Faroe Islands. It was inaugurated on 30 November 1847 and is for that reason the newest of the old traditional wooden churches. The old cemetery also still resides inside the walls of this church. After 15 minutes with gorgeous mountain roads, Gjógv is in sight down the next valley. Gjógv is the most northern village on the island of Eysturoy, named after a 200-metre long sea-filled gorge that runs from the village into the ocean. Nominated by the Nordic Council for the Nature & Environmental Award in 2014, this beautiful quiet and well-preserved village is idyllically located, closed in by mountains to all sides.
With less than 50 inhabitants, all living in old timber-walled and turf-roofed cottages, Gjógv has an abundance of charm and appeal. Add to this some great hiking and walking trails that offer spectacular views of the North Atlantic and the surrounding islands and you don’t want to miss out on this special location.
The village includes a charming teashop, a guesthouse (Gjáargarður) a church and a campsite. Gjógv is located approximately a one-hour drive from Tórshavn. Lunch platter and Pancakes with warm beverages will be served in Gjáargarður, before a picture walk through the village, and into the gorge. On the way back to Tórshavn, we stop on Eiðiskarð. To take pictures of the stone formations Risin & Kellingin, and of the tallest mountains in the Faroes such as Slættaratindur and Vaðhorn. Saga says Once upon a time, an Icelandic chief witch sent a giant and his wife, a witch, to the Faroe Islands to steal the islands and bring them back to Iceland. Off they went in the dusk and arrived in the north-westernmost part of the Faroe Islands. They decided to tie a rope around a mountain called Eiðiskollur, and pull the Faroe Islands towards Iceland. They struggled and worked hard to get the rope in place. Their first attempt was unsuccessful because part of the mountain split. However, they were determined and worked all night to make it work. Like all creatures of the night, the giant and the witch knew they had to hide before the sun came up, for fear of being turned into stone. This particular night, they were so occupied with their task that they failed to notice the first beams of sunlight appearing on the dark horizon. Inevitably, they were turned into stone. Ever since, the giant and the witch have stood, staring westward, longing for their home country.

Itinerary

kl 10.00

Pick up is right next to your ship, from the harbour in Tórshavn. We drive through the capital Tórshavn towards Saksun.

11.00

You arrive in Saksun, and walk around for around. 30-40 minutes with the guide. Take pictures and look at the amazing scenery.

12.00

We drive towards Fossá which is the biggest and maybe the most beautiful waterfall in the Faroe Islands.

12.30

We stop at the waterfall Fossá for 10 minutes, where you will have plenty of opportunities to take a lot of pictures.

13.50

We approach the small, idyllic village, Tjørnuvík and eat lunch. Afterwards we will walk in the village for about one hour and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

14.50

We get back into the vehicle and drive over the only bridge, over the North Atlantic, heading towards the village Gjógv.

15.30

We are now in the village Gjógv, which means Gorge, and will be able to see all the beautiful nature, and even sit on the famous bench, which is named after the Danish princess, Marys bench.

16.30

We go back to the vehicle and head towards the village Eiði, where we you have a photo-shoot on the way, where we will get a great view of the two great stone formations standing in the ocean, Risin and Kellingin.

17.00

Our tour has come to an end, and we will head back towards your ship. If the weather allows it, we make a short photo stop over the only prison in the Faroe Islands, which without a doubt, has one of the best views in the world.

We are back at your ship in good time before the ship will departure.

(we take our full rights to change all itineraries for better options, if necessary, due to weather)