Biking to Kirkjubøur
Join this classic cycling tour to the turf-roofed village of Kirkjubøur. This bicycling trip will take you to the historical centre of the Faroe Islands and home to the ruins of the largest cathedral on the islands.
You will bike through Tórshavn city centre and past the district of Norðasta Horn and across the mountain pass Velbastaðháls to Kirkjubø. When you get to Velbastaðháls, you will be some 190 metres above sea level which is the highest point on this tour.
In Kirkjubøur you will visit the Magnus Cathedral and Olav church and Kirkjubøargarður (the King's farmhouse). The farmhouse dates back to the 11th century and the stories goes that the house was sailed from Norway to the Faroe Islands by Viking ships.
Whilst in Kirkjubøur, you can enjoy a splendid view of the small Kikjubøur islet and the neighbouring islands Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur, and Vágar. You will have the chance to walk between the turf houses in the village most of them painted black and with red windowsill.
On your return to Tórshavn, you will bike through the town of Velbastaður where the houses cling to the steep slopes. Next, you will follow the road across the mountain pass Velbastaðhálsur, along the ring road to the seaside and back to where you started.
You will ride the hills up and down at your own pace. The biking distance for this tour is 30 km.
You will be provided with a great bike, a helmet as well as water and energy bar. You will do the tour with anknowledgable guide and experienced bicycler. The tour is relatively easy and can be done by anyone.
The tour starts at Sverrisgøta 20 in Tórshavn at 10 o’clock. The location is only 150 meters from Visit Torshavn.
Now, what are you waiting for? Experience Faroe Islands from a bicycle saddle all the way from Tórshavn to Kirkjubøur and back again.
- E-Bike, Mountain Bike or Road Bike
- Energy bar
- Tour guide
- Reflective vest