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24 Hours Guide to the Faroe Islands

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How can you spend one day in the Faroe Islands? Can you experience several attractions when only having 24 hours in the untouched archipelago in the North Atlantic? Here is your guide to one day in the Faroe Islands and the top attractions to visit.

If you only have 24 hours in the Faroe Islands, you want to maximize every second of your stay to get the most out of it. This guide will secure that you take in as much of the Faroe Islands in one day as possible.

You will head from your accommodation in Tórshavn at 08:00am to the main attractions on the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy.

Take the old mountain road Oyggjarvegur from Tórshavn and make sure to stop by Norðradalsskarð mountain pass on your way to one of the most sought-after attractions: the village Saksun with the tidal lagoon. It takes 1 hour to drive from Tórshavn to Saksun. Stop by the old farm Dúvugarðar in Saksun and go for a stroll in mesmerising surroundings. Leave Saksun at 09:30am. 

The old turf houses in Saksun. This is a remote and magic place. Photo by Dirk Horn known as @immerhalbvoll on Instagram.

Next, head to the Fossá Waterfall on your way to the isolated village Tjørnuvík. The ride from Saksun to the waterfall Fossá takes 30 minutes and the there is 15 minutes from there to Tjørnuvík. 

From the village Tjørnuvík you will experience the sea-stacks Risin & Kellingin. Leave Tjørnuvík at 11:30am.

Now, go for the beautiful village Gjógv and the gorge there. On your way to Gjógv you will have a great view of the Funningur valley and the curvy road leading down to the small settlement by the shoreline. The ride from Tjørnuvík to Gjógv takes 45 minutes.

​The gorge and the village. You will find Gjógv on Eysturoy island.

We recommend you to take a light meal in Gjáargarður in Gjógv when you get to the village at 12:15pm. Afterwards, go down to the shoreline and enter the 200 metre gorge. You can also walk by the edge of the gorge and get a great view of both the gorge and the stunning village. 

When you leave Gjógv at 14:30pm, you will get to the mountain pass Gjáarskarð and from here you can do a short 15 minutes hike uphill to the unspoiled view from Hvíthamar. From this location you will have a stunning view of fjord Funningsfjørður and of nearby mountains. 

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The breathtaking view from Hvíthamar. The hike to this sight is only 15 minutes.

Now, head from Gjáarskarð to your accommodation in Tórshavn. It will take you one hour or so. You will be back in Tórshavn at 17:00pm.

In the evening, make sure to go for some of the best restaurants in the Faroe Islands. A good option at a fair price is the Barbara Fish House in the old Heima í Havn district in Tórshavn with lots of turf roofed houses.

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