Hiking from Saksun to Tjørnuvík
Join a fantastic hike from the picturesque village Saksun to the stunning settlement Tjørnuvík. This is one of the most beautiful hikes in the Faroe Islands.
The tour starts among the iconic turf houses in Dúvugarðar in the village Saksun. You will pass amazing sights along the hiking route. You will hike up to 500 metres (1640 feet) above sea level and down to the beach in Tjørnuvík.
The total lenght of this beautiful hike is 7 kilometres (4,3 miles). The surface along the route will be mostly grass and sometimes basalt rock and pebbles.
Saksun is well known for its tidal lagoon and many steams that run down the undiscovered mountain sides. You will have the extraordinary opportunity to experience Saksun from the view of a drone - several hundred metres above the village and the natural amphitheater.
Tjørnuvík lies in amazing settings in the northernmost part of the island Streymoy. When you approach Tjørnuvík from the mountains, you will have a panoramic view of the valley where you will find the tidy village next to a beach.
Your experienced mountain guide will make sure to get you safe from Saksun to Tjørnuvík. Expect to see lots of birds and mesmerizing nature on this three hour hike. When you reach the valley above Saksun, you will familiarise yourself with several bird species during the summer months among others the great skua and the common snipe.
When you rech the village Tjørnuvík, you can enjoy the view of the sea stacks Risin & Kellingin that are located next to cape Eiðiskollur on Eysturoy island. There is a small café in Tjørnuvík where you can have some hot drinks if you like.
You can add transport from Tórshavn to Saksun during the booking process. Transport from Tjørnuvík and back to Saksun (if you bring your own car) or Tórshavn is included in the price.
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- Tour guide
- Transport from Tjørnuvík to Saksun or Tórshavn
- Transport to Saksun
What to bring
- Good hiking shoes
- Rain proof jacket
The hike starts from Saksun at 9 AM. It takes an hour to drive from Tórshavn to Saksun. You can also add transport from Tórshavn to Saksun during the booking process. You will then be picked up at 8 AM if you choose pick up from Tórshavn. Transport from Tjørnuvík to Saksun or Tórshavn is included in the price.
Terms of service
Guide to Faroe Islands offers friendly cancellation policies for cancellations related to COVID-19 reasons.
If you place a booking on Guide to Faroe Islands but test positive when in the Faroe Islands or if your flight to the Faroe Islands is canceled due to COVID-19, you will get a full refund. Alternatively, you can choose to reschedule your trip to another date.
All cancellations must be made by e-mail. Guide to Faroe Islands is making every effort to ensure the best protection for the client in case of cancellations.
These terms apply to day tours and activities booked on Guide to Faroe Islands when cancelled by traveller:
- a) For cancellations more than 48 hours before the start of the activity, you will receive a full refund (small processing cost taken by the payment provider).
- b) For cancellations 48 hours or less before the start of the activity or in case of no-show, no refund.
If you need to adjust your travel plans to the Faroe Islands, please kindly email us and we will try our best to present you with an alternative plan. These terms apply to multi-day tours and vacation packages.
- More than 7 days prior to arrival/tour date - 100% refund (small transaction fee taken by payment provider)
- 3-7 days prior to arrival/tour date - 50% refund
- Less than 48 hours prior to arrival/tour date - no refund
Let Guide to Faroe Islands know one week in advance at latest if you need to cancel your car rental and you will receive a full refund (a small transaction fee taken by the payment provider can occur).
- More than 7 days prior to pickup - 100% refund (small transaction fee taken by payment provider)
- 3-7 days prior to pickup - 50% refund
- Less than 48 hours prior to pickup - no refund
3 750 DKK