The village Gjógv is nestled on the outermost northeastern tip of Eysturoy, the second largest island in the Faroes. On our way East we will cross the bridge connecting the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy, pass the imposing summits of Slættaratind (882 m) and Gráfelli (857 m), the tallest mountains in the archipelago, located between the villages of Eiði and Gjógv.
Gjógv is best known for its picturesque scenery dotted with multicoloured old houses built around its vital natural harbour, which lies protected in the gorge that has given the village its name, gjógv means gorge in Faroese. It is a fitting name; the harbour carved by the sea was the village’s lifeline before the arrival of modern roads.
This is a very small village – with only 30 inhabitants nowadays, but it attracts many visitors, both foreigners and locals, who are enchanted by its romantic tranquillity. Gjógv is the perfect spot for a leisurly stroll, and we will explore the little village before heading to its charming Guesthouse Gjáargarður for hot drinks and homemade cake.