Hvalvík Travel Guide

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Hvalvík is a village on Streymoy island. The village holds the oldest wooden church in the Faroe Islands. The river Stórá runs through the village and is a good place for salmon fishing in the Faroe Islands.

This village is the gateway to the famous village Saksun. When heading from Hvalvík to Saksun, you will drive long Saksunardalur valley for 10 kilometres. You will be surrounded by high mountains with a number of waterfalls along the route.

From Hvalvík there is a great hiking route cross the hills to Leynavatn. The captivating mountain Sneis (745 m) and Ørvisfelli (784 m) with its panoramic view make interesting climbs.

Other interesting attractions

Road above Funningur