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Smyril Line Excursions offers bus excursions with Danish and English speaking guides every week during the summer period. We have 4 weekly excursions: one to the romantic village Gjógv on Eysturoy Sunday, to Kirkjubøur and around Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, Monday. Furthermore we have a historic tour excursion on Streymoy and to Eysturoy every Wednesday and a tour to the picturesque village Saksun every Friday.
You can book the excursions together with your ferry booking, please contact us on +298 345900 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
The little village is located on the south west coast of Streymoy and offers a stunning view of the islands Hestur and Koltur. In the Middle Ages it was the Faroese Episcopal See, which made it the country’s spiritual and cultural hub.
On this unique excursion we will drive through Tórshavn, quite possibly the world’s smallest capital, and then up across beautiful mountains, past the village Velbastaður clinging to the steep slopes.
The bus trip will be both scenic and informative. We will visit the enigmatic Magnus Cathedral, built around the year 1300 by Bishop Erlendur, the St. Olaf’s Church and the Kirkjuböargarður estate farmhouse (Roykstovan), a stave house dating back to the turn of the first millennium, said to be the world’s oldest inhabited wooden house.To round off the visit, there will be hot drinks and pastriesin the atmospheric Roykstovan.
Included in this bus tour is also a guided walk in the old part of Tórshavn.
This tour starts in Tórshavn and heads out along the beautiful mountain road above Tórshavn called Oyggjarvegurin, literally the ‘Island Road,’ and over the Norðradalsskarð mountain pass, from where you can see the islands of Koltur and Hestur. Then we continue to Kollafjørður, which is the longest village in the Faroe Island and is located on Streymoy’s east cost. ‘Fjørður’ means fiord or inlet in Faroese and the village Kollafjørður contours the fiord, so it stretches along nearly 10 kilometres, in spite of its small size. The characteristic parish church in Kollafjørður dates from 1837.
The tour continues over the bridge that connects Streymoy and Eysturoy, which is, in fact, the only bridge across the North Atlantic. After crossing we drive past a few small villages on our way to Søldarfjørður, were we will stop for hot drinks and pastries at the cosy 19th century country home “Garðahúsið”. The Village Søldarfjørður is part of a chain of villages stretching along the entire east side of the Skálafjørður inlet on Eysturoy. This tour is both scenic and historical.
This tour to Saksun starts in Tórshavn. Saksun is a picturesque village at the bottom of what was once an inlet surrounded by steep mountains. The inlet formed a deep tranquil natural harbour. However, a storm blocked it with sand and created the lake you will see below the village instead of the old inlet. You will visit the farm Dúvugarður, which predates the 17th century and offers a glimpse of how the Faroese lived in the old days. Before leaving you will also see the Saksun church built in 1858.
Our next stop will be Hvalvík village. The name means‘whale bay’ and is located in a valley on Streymoy’s east coast, near another village called Streymnes. You will have a chance to see Hvalvík church, which is the oldest in the Faroe Islands. And we will look out to sea, only 10-20 meters off the shores of Hvalvík you will spot the wreck of an old wooden ship.
On the way back, we will take the high mountain road Oyggjarvegurin for incomparable views.