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Súðuroy Island Day Tour, Faroe Islands
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Súðuroy Island Day Tour, Faroe Islands

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Heimdal Tours are one of the very few tour companies to offer this tour to one of the most picturesque, yet still undiscovered parts of the Faroe Islands. We will take the 08:45 ferry from Tórshavn which takes 2 hours and we pass the islands of Nólsoy, Sandoy and Skúvoy. On arrival in the port of Tvøroyri, we will take you on a tour of Suðuroy, probably the most beautiful island from the road.<br><br>We will visit most of the villages and make time to relax and take lunch in Tvøroyri<br><br>Afterwards we will drive up to the northern tip of the island and tell the end of the Faroese saga history, as this was the scene for one of the main events.<br><br>We will stop in Hvalba on our way back to the ferry, where we will visit the ancient coal mines, in operation from the 1770’s.<br><br>We will also regale the story of how three ships filled with pirates landed and ravaged the village of Hvalba.<br><br>We will then take the ferry back to Tórshavn, leaving you to reflect on a great day and a memorable tour!
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Stefan G wrote a review Aug 2020
Brussels, Belgium742 contributions228 helpful votes
This entire area - the church, the tiny village with the grass-covered roofs, the large bay, the waterfalls, etc. - make this place so picture-postcard perfect. While there we did the hike that starts in Saksun and finished in Tjørnuvík (Tjørnuvík also being an incredible place with a beautiful beach) and we hiked back. For really superb views, do the very first bit of the hike that takes you to the top so you can overlook Saksun and the bay from on high. In Saksun there is a car park and there are toilets (free). Also, a mile or so away, there is another car park and you can walk out to the bay itself via the beach, all the way to where the bay dumps into the ocean. Be aware of the tides - high tide and it'll be impossible to do this. Check the tide timetables online, though it's also posted at the entrance gate where you have to pay about $10 per person, which in my opinion is a rip-off (and you MUST pay, as there is no way around the gate and the surrounding fence appeared electrified and there are video monitoring cameras), but then again how often are you in the Faroes? Might as well pay, though I'm pretty sure the owners don't need the cash, as is evident by the huge house, multiple cars, even more multiple 4x4 vehicles, etc. that you will walk by as you make your way to the bay - but I digress. Overall, a truly wonderful landscape. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Dilgan wrote a review Jul 2020
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If you take the road to Saksun church, you will have a really nice view on the bay. the classic pictures you will only get with a perfect angle or photoshop, there is a lot of modern equipment which disturbs the perfect view. But that´s quite irrelevant, it is one of the finest spots on the Färöer. But be prepared for a disappintment if you take the road down to the walk to the bay. There is only one small sign at the parking lot which tells you that the way is blocked with heavy iron bars. You can only pass for approximately 10 Euro per person. It´is video-monitored but you can only pay cashless. We decided to save the money.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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RoelR wrote a review Apr 2020
Wuustwezel, Belgium1,486 contributions126 helpful votes
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I had the luck (apparently) to have visited this place before the summer holidays in 2019, so there were no entrance fee or signs yet. We started noticing locals to fence of or asking for entrance fees for their most famous attractions. Don't let this stop you from going out to Saksun and have a look at the church and it's beautiful surroundings! Be sure to have a walk up the mountain to have a exceptional view.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Lea wrote a review Feb 2020
Copenhagen Region, Denmark88 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a magical place, that has a very remote feel to it. truly beautiful, even in the light rain. The only downside, is that it has become increasingly famous, so the owner of the land has set up barbed wire and threatening signs, saying he will call police on transpassers. So you can go as far as the church, not down to the water.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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BernhardZurich wrote a review Nov 2019
Zurich, Switzerland438 contributions172 helpful votes
I was wondering how this place presented itself. The night before I literally dreamt of locals defending their place with kind of an iron curtain, as I was reading all this stuff about "no more tourists trespassing the fence...." Clearly, the place is serene, wonderfully located. I was there alone, not one other person, in heavy November rain. As I was there with my Leica, I wanted to take a few pictures. I quickly realized that the most beautiful spots were fenced off. But I understood. The grassland is wet, marshland - like, and it would quickly look destroyed, if coach loadings (there are coach parking spaces....) would be admitted. The only question I have: Why is it left to the locals to put unfriendly aggressive signs, instead of a clear admin warning post?? It would be so easy to explain to the public why is done what....
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Date of experience: November 2019
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