Shore Excursions

Below we have listed examples of shore excursions that can be provided from the Port of Runavík. For further information and prices concerning special bus tours please contact the tour operators.

Gøta (Eysturoy)
Travel by bus to the village Gøta on Eysturoy. In Gøta you visit the museum “Blásastova” – an old farmhouse, the old village church, a fisherman’s house and a boathouse. You continue to the new village church also decorated by the artist Tróndur Patursson. After Gøta you drive to viewpoint Fuglafjord for a short photo stop before you visit the remains of an old Viking settlement in the village Leirvík before you head back to Runavík. In Runavík you drive to a viewpoint with good view over The lake Toftavatn and Skálafjørdur before you drive back to the ship. The duration of the tour is 4½ hours. Incl. coach/guide/entrance.

Northern Eysturoy and Gjógv
Travel by bus to Northern Eysturoy. Drive along Skálafjord, the longest fjord in the Faroe Islands and continue along Funningsfjord and pass the village Funningur where the first Viking stepped ashore. Continue to the village Gjógv with its natural harbour that has given name to the village. Gjógv means gorge. Walk along the gorge where you might see a few puffins. After a visit in the village church you drive pass the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands “Slættaratindur”, 882 m. Next is a photo stop viewing the free standing cliffs “The Giant and the Hag”. Pass the village Eiði and south on the west side of Eysturoy. On the way you see the “bridge over the Atlantic” – the bridge connecting Eysturoy and Streymoy. Along Skálafjord and back to Runavík. The duration of the tour is 4 hours. Incl. coach/guide/entrance.

Tórshavn the capital
Visit the capital of the Faroe Islands. Torshavn began with a Viking thing—a parliamentary gathering. The thing was followed by the marketplace, which later became a thriving town, and today it is one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. Torshavn delightfully blends the historical and picturesque with all the features of a modern city. Your tour visits Tinganes—the historic part of Torshavn—with a short stop at Skansin to explore the old fort. Heading back to Runavik we stop briefly at a viewpoint overlooking the capital. Duration 4 hours

Kirkjubøur, the Old Cultural Centre and the Historical Museum in Tórshavn
Drive along Skálafjord and over the bridge to Streymoy and further along the coast to the capital Tórshavn, one of the smallest capitals in the world. After a short sightseing tour by bus in Tórshavn you drive over the hills to Kirkjubøur, the island’s oldest cultural centre, where you will be introduced to the ruins of the 13th century St. Magnus Cathedral and the 11th century church, still in use. You also visit the 900-year old “Roykstovan”, the old bishopric, is considered to be the oldest wooden house in Europe. It was still occupied by the 17th generation. Thereafter a visit in the historical museum in Tórshavn. The duration of the tour is 6 hours.

Visit the beautiful village of Saksun
On this tour we will visit Saksun, an isolated settlement situated beneath steep majestic mountains. Drive through the subtunnel to Eysturoy, along Skálafjord and over the bridge to Streymoy and further along the coast and up the valley to Saksun. In Saksun we visit Dúvugarðar, an old farmhouse, which today is a museum. On your way back you visit a traditional Faeroese wooden church in Kollafjord before heading back to Runavík. The duration of the tour is 5 hours.

Viking Settlement in Kvívík & Kollafjørður
Drive along Skálafjord and over “bridge over the Atlantic” – the bridge connecting Eysturoy and Streymoy and further along the coast to the village of Kvívík and see the remains of an old Viking settlement. In Kollafjørður you visit the old wooden church from 1837. On the way back you drive north on the west side of Eysturoy and past the village Eiði. Next is a photo stop viewing the free standing cliffs “The Giant and the Hag”. You drive pass the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands “Slættaratindur”, 882 m, and along Funningsfjord back to Runavík. The duration of the tour is 4½ hrs.

Visit Vágar – panoramic tour
Drive along Skálafjord and over “bridge over the Atlantic” – the bridge connecting Eysturoy and Streymoy and further along the coast to Leynar village and through the new 4,9 km long tunnel under the Vestmanna Sound to the island of Vágar. Visit the village of Sandavág and the village church, Miðvág, Sørvág, Bø and Gásadalur, the last village to get road connection. Enjoy the fantastic view of Tindhólm and Mykines. The duration of the tour is 4½ hours.

Vestmanna boat trip, combination of coach and boat tour
Drive along Skálafjord and over the bridge to Streymoy and further along the coast to the village of Vestmanna. A boat tour from Vestmanna to the fantastic Cliffs, sailing close along towering cliffs, viewing the many birds nesting in the cliffs. Into grottoes a fantastic experience. Back in Vestmanna possibilities to buy souvenirs and coffee before driving back to Runavík. The duration of the tour is 6 hours. The duration of the boat tour is approx. 2 hours.