North Atlantic Cruise 2019
Bus tour to historical Kirkjubøur (Monday)
Duration of the trip
Approx. 4 hours.
Bustrip with guide, a walk in the old part of Tórshavn, a guided tour at Kirkjubø and hot drinks and pastries in the atmospheric Roykstovan.
Spring and autumn
Kirkjubøur is the historical heart of the Faroes. The little village is located on the southwest coast of Streymoy and offers a stunning view of the islands Hestur and Koltur. In the Middle Ages it was the Faroese Episcopal See, which made it the country’s spiritual and cultural hub.
On this excursion we will drive through Tórshavn, quite possibly the world’s smallest capital, and then up across beautiful mountains, past the village Velbastað clinging to the steep slopes. The bus trip will be both scenic and informative, as it is guided in English, Danish and German. The local farmer will be ready to greet us in Kirkjubø and guide us on a visit to the enigmatic Magnus Cathedral, built around the year 1300 by Bishop Erlendur, and then to St. Olaf’s Church and the Kirkjubøargarður estate farmhouse (Roykstovan), a stave house dating back to the turn of the first millennium, it is said to be the world’s oldest inhabited wooden house. To round off the visit, our host will invite us for hot drinks and pastries in the atmospheric Roykstovan. Included in this bus tour is also a guided walk in the old part of Tórshavn.