Our Giants of the North tour is a full-day experience that allows you to experience the best of Streymoy and Eysturoy, the two central islands of the Faroes. On this tour, you will get to see the highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands up close, walk the black sands of Tjørnuvík, see the Giant and the Witch sea stacks, hike the Islands’ highest mountain and visit the uniquely beautiful village of Gjógv.
A mountain look-out
The tour starts with pick up from 08:30 at your preferred destination. We’ll head out of the city via the old mountain road route to Norðadalsskarð, a photographer’s dream, where you will have a moment to enjoy the panoramic view.
A surfers paradise and legends of old
Heading onwards, it will take us around half an hour to reach the village of Tjørnuvík. Tjørnuvík lays nestled in a valley surrounded by high mountains and boasts a striking black sandy beach, famous amongst cold waters surfers worldwide. From the beach, we will look put to the renowned sea stacks The Giant and the Witch, who, according to legend, tried to drag the Faroe Islands to Iceland. The locals in Tjørnuvík are known for their hospitality and, occasionally, they sell coffee and waffles on site.
The highest waterfall, the highest mountain
Next up is the highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands, Fossá, a definite must-see when visiting northern Streymoy and particularly picturesque. Afterwards, we drive to the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, Slættaratindur, and hike up to the top. While the mountain rises 880 metres above sea level, our trek will start from the mountain road giving us a 550 metre head start! The estimated time to reach the top and come down again is around 2-3 hours and it requires a moderate level of fitness. In the right weather conditions, the view from the top is mesmerising and well worth the steep uphill trek. Following the hike is a visit to the cosy village of Gjógv, named after its deep gorge and known for its beautiful and unique scenery. At this point, we’ll take our lunch and take our time to stroll around the village and enjoy the peculiar beauty of the place. For those who wishe to, there’s a short walk along a path out to a viewpoint slightly above the village. Maintaining the path was one of many projects recently completed through the Faroes’ successful Voluntourism programme.
Before heading back we’ll take in the gorgeous view over the zig-zag mountain roads high above the village of Funningur. We’ll then head back to Tórshavn , arriving back at approximately 17:00.
This extensive one-day excursion will cover some of the most beautiful places the Faroe Islands has to offer. It is tailor-made for smaller groups as we focus on creating personal experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Our local guides are knowledgeable and well-prepared. Along with their commentary along the way, they will be happy to take your questions and engage in conversation to make sure you get the most out of your tour.
Included: Transport, Guide, Lunch, Beverages, Hiking Fee, Pick-Up, Drop Off, Free WiFi
What to Bring: Warm and Waterproof Clothes, Good Shoes, Camera
Duration: 8 hours
Pick-up: Starts at 8h30
Group Size: Minimum 1 / Maximum 8
Difficulty: Easy / Medium