Traditional Villages Shore Excursion Detail
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Port: Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
Approx. Duration: 3½ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.
Board your coach in Thorshavn harbour, the rocky peninsula where the ancient vikings met. You'll travel north for breaktaking fjord views, a visit to the colorful village of Kvivik, to see remnants of a viking farmhouse and more.
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Traditional Villages

Board your coach in Thorshavn harbour, the rocky peninsula where the ancient vikings met. Travel up to the scenic, ridge-top road that runs along the southern part of Streymoy Island, pausing above Thorshavn for a photo stop at a viewpoint. Further north, stop for breathtaking views of Kaldbak and Kollafjørður fjords. Next, pass a charming mountain tarn to admire the hand-hewn stone salmon ladders leading to Lake Leynar. Arriving at Leynar, you may visit the local wood turner or take a walk on the beach. Then, discover the colorful village of Kvivik, site of an ancient viking settlement dating from the 10th century.


Alongside a pleasant stream, explore the remnants of viking farmhouse and byre; here, you can enjoy the tranquility of this peaceful village. Your next stop will be Kollafjørður, where you’ll visit an old faroese church. This black, wooden built church with its traditional faroese turf roof is one of nine churches built in the period from 1830 to 1850. Your journey back to Thorshavn will take you through a three-kilometer long tunnel and along a fjord at sea level.

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  • 5.0/5 Stars.
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Port: Thorshavn, Faroe Islands
Approx. Duration: 3½ hours
Adult Pricing: $89*
Child Pricing: $49*
*Prices vary by sail date.

  1. Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  2. Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
  3. Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.