Compelling 3 Hour Biking Tour to Historic Kirkjubøur

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Join this leisurely paced ride from the capital Tórshavn to the turf-roofed village Kirkjubøur. This bicycling trip offers culture, history and sublime views. Kirkjubøur is home to the ruins of the largest cathedral on the islands. Choose between a road, gravel or a e-bike.

You will bike through Tórshavn city centre and past the district of Norðasta Horn and across the mountain pass Velbastaðhálsur to Kirkjubøur. When you get to Velbastaðhálsur, 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). Here you will feel the history come to life. Kirkjubøur is the historic hub in the Faroe Islands.

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. Actually, the house is still inhabited. Now by the the 17th generation of the proud Patursson family.

Whilst in Kirkjubøur, you can enjoy a splendid view of the small Kirkjubøur 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. It is a real pleasure seeing the beautiful collection of turf houses here.

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 acknowledgeable guide and experienced bicycler. The tour is relatively easy and can be done by anyone.

Now, what are you waiting for? Experience Faroe Islands from a bicycle saddle all the way from Tórshavn to Kirkjubøur and back again. Check availability by choosing a date.






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2 reviews for Compelling 3 Hour Biking Tour to Historic Kirkjubøur

  1. Gubs

    I went cycling with Berit it was amazing, the weather on this day wasn’t so kind to us. The others I did go cycling was amazing. He is a great tour guide and was very interesting to talk to. I would highly recommend a cycle ride to see this historic village. Thanks again Berit and also to his wife who made my trip so special. Can’t wait to come back!

  2. önay jakobov

    We had a great bike tour! We were happy that we chose the e-bikes due to the windy and foggy weather (just another day in Faroe Islands :)) An excellent bike experience. Recommended it highly!

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