Streymoy Travel Guide

By Verified Expert

Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. The island is situated in the middle of the archipelago.

The island makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. All villages on the island are linked together with high-quality paved roads.

You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the remote villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík. Streymoy island is also home to the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands, Fossá.

The capital in the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, is also located on Streymoy island as well as the best restaurant in the country, KOKS (The restaurant is closed in 2022 and 2023). Koppenni (789 m) is the highest summit on Streymoy island.

The westcoast of Streymoy island. Photo by @jdubcaptures on Instagram.

The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.

The underwater tunnel Eysturoyartunnilin also connects Streymoy to Eysturoy. The tunnel is a 11,2km underwater tunnel network with the world’s first under-sea roundabout.

Fossá waterfall on Streymoy island.
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