Information about Streymoy

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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 and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.

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

The island is also home to the capital in the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn as well as the best restaurant in the country, KOKS. Koppenni (789 m) is the highest summit on Streymoy island.

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.

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