Gjógv Travel Guide

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Gjógv is the northernmost village on Eysturoy island in the unbelievable Faroe Islands. The settlement is located at the end of a deep valley with no other villages in sight.

The village bears its name from a beautiful 200 metre long gorge. The sea-filled gorge in the village was used as a natural harbour in the old days. For centuries the villagers used the natural ravine as their landing ground for boats. There are stairs all the way down to the gorge. Visitors can stand here and enjoy the sound of the sea.

You will have a good view of the sheer westside of Kalsoy island when in Gjógv. The valley Ambadalur is situated in a northeastern direction from Gjógv. It takes roughly a one-hour hike to reach the valley where you will see the large sea stack Búgvin.

The road from the mountain pass Gjáarskarð and all the way down to Gjógv is quite narrow. It is safe to drive and is a remarkable entry to the village.

There are no more than 100 houses in Gjógv. You will also find the guesthouse Gjáargarður in this remote village. It takes less than an hour to drive from the capital, Tórshavn, to Gjógv.

A sample of houses in Gjógv. Photo by @ricardo.martinez.o on Instagram.
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