Although geographically small, the Faroe Islands offer a great variety of landscapes. This mystic archipelago with multicoloured cottages, sharp green hills and grass-roofed wooden churches is totally unspoiled and unexplored.
The Black Death in the 14th century killed all the inhabitants of Skuvoy, except one woman - her cottage can still be seen. Skúvoy, which lies on the east side, is the only village on the island.
Skuvoy has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. There are 300–400 m cliffs along the west coast, which are home to many seabirds.
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How to get there:
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Where to stay:
In Torshavn we encourage you to stay at the 3* Hotel Hafnia with excellent reviews and breakfast included. The property is located in Torshavn’s Old Town, right on the main street, Áarvegur. It offers free in-room Wi-Fi. Guest rooms feature a minibar, tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with shower. All are equipped with satellite TV, and some include a seating area and free sauna access. Hafnia Restaurant serves international cuisine as well as seafood and other specialities from the Faroe Islands. The popular breakfast buffet includes locally sourced ingredients. Bagels, salads and home-baked items are available at Kafe Kaspar. The airport shuttle stops right outside Hafnia Hotel, and the surrounding streets have shops and restaurants.
In Skalavik we recommend you to book 3* Hotel Skalavik with excellent reviews. Each accommodation at the 3-star hotel has mountain views, and guests can enjoy access to a shared lounge and to a bar. The hotel provides garden views, a children’s playground, and free WiFi is available. All units in Hotel Skálavík are fitted with a TV. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom with a hair dryer. A buffet breakfast is available daily.
What to do:
Take a sailing and fishing trip. Go hiking or horse-back riding to the beaches and lakes.
See the deep fjords, vertical cliffs, beautiful valleys and lakes, headlands and islets.
Go to the village Kirkjubøur with the old farmhouse of Stokkastovan.
Head to Tjørnuvík and enjoy the view of the enormous sea rocks of the Giant and the Hag.
Discover the interesting fauna of the archipelago, specially migratory birds and endemic species that choose the Faroe Islands to rest and nest. The islands are home for thousands of puffins.
Explore the tallest mountains in the Faroes, located in the north of Eysturoy. Climb Slættaratindur (882 m) and visit the surrounding villages Eiði and Gjógv.
Walk around the lake of Toftavatn.
Discover the Viking settlement excavations.
Enjoy a folklore evening with local food, singing and dancing in the village.
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