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AUGJOGV: Traditional Faroe Islands / 3 days
Departures from Torshavn

The charming village of Gjogv is only an hour's drive from the Faroese capital but the atmosphere and pace is very different. This is a great opportunity to sample Faroese food and perhaps do a spot of link dancing during the local Cultural Evening!


The village of Gjógv has its name from the 200-metres-long gorge in the northern part of the village. Gjógv means Gorge in Faroese.

The oldest settlement in Gjógv is “Eysturi við Garðar”, approximately where the church and the graveyard is today. The first record of Gjógv is from 1584, but it is believed that the village is much older than that.  

Gjógv can be idyllic and peaceful on at calm summer’s day, but it can be equally dramatic and impressive when gale storms rage the islands.

This tour also includes a Culture Evening and Faroese Buffet which will give you a chance to sample local specialities!

Day 1

Pick-up your rental car from Hotel Streym in Torshavn and drive north to the village of Gjógv. En route you can make various detours to explore the Faroese countryside. Once you have checked into the guesthouse there will be time for a walk around Gjógv.

Included meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel
Full day in Gjógv to hike in the area. The reception can help you with ideas and will also have prepared a packed lunch for you.
You can also use your car to explore the Northern Isles - e.g. visiting Klaksvik.
Tonight is the highlight of the tour. Gjaargardur is famous for its Faroese Culture Evening which includes entertainment and a delicious buffet with local treats. You may even get the chance to practice your dancing skills!   
Included meals:  Breakfast, packed lunch and buffet dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse Gjaargardur                                                                                                           

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive back to Torshavn - we would recommend travelling via the old mountain route - there are some impressive views to take in en route.
Return your rental car to the car park of Hotel Streym before 5pm.
Included meals: Breakfast

Route map


  • 2017: Guaranteed departures from Torshavn every Tuesday or Wednesday from June to August


  • 2 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Packed lunch on Day 2
  • Cultural Evening Wednesday night
  • Car rental from Day 1 to Day 3 incl. free milage, CDW and Theft Protection.

Not Included

  • Flights to/from the Faroe Islands
  • Travel insurance

Trip sheet

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