Winter Tour to Kirkjubø

Tour Type
Day Tour
Duration
3.5 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Start town
Tórshavn
Description
Included
Useful information

Visit the cultural and historical hub in the Faroe Islands. On this day tour you will get to Kirkjubøur in a luxury coach. You will see all the major sights in the most historic village on the Faroe Islands.

Before heading to Kirkjubøur, you will go for a stroll in the oldest part of Tórshavn on the flat rocks of Tinganes down at the harbour. Your tour guide will tell you local stories dating back to the Viking age. You will also see all the small turf-roofed houses in the á Reyni district, which is the oldest settlement in the capital Tórshavn.

Now you will jump on the bus and your tour give will show you Kirkjubøur. You will see the top attractions in Kirkjubø such as the oldest inhabited wooden house in Europe, the St Magnus cathedral, and the St Olav's church.

Before arriving to Kirkjubøur you will have a great view of the islands Hestur and Koltur across the sound.

The old farmhouse Kirkjubøargarður is still inhabited which makes it the oldest inhabited house in Europe made out of wood. The farmhouse dates back to the 11th century. You will have the unique opportunity to walk inside the house and see the old living room now used by the 17th generation of the family that runs the farm in Kirkjubøur.

The ruins of the Magnus cathedral is the most important historic building in the Faroe Islands. The building was probably never finished. Historians say that the cathedral would have been one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the Nordic region. The cathedral consists of a simple, rectangular nave. A small sacristy on the north side has traces of paving and altar foundations and was perhaps the only part of the building that was finished. A tower was also apparently planned.

Only the walls of the church are standing, and from them plaster and ornament have long since disappeared, revealing the excellent craftsmanship of the builders.

This is your chance to see the Faroe Islands in winter and explore the historic village Kirkjubøur and the oldest part of Tórshavn. Add the tour to your cart.

Activities

Cultural Activity

Sightseeing

Attractions

Kirkjubøur

Streymoy

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