Cleft Of Gjogv

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Cleft Of Gjogv
4.5
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Kristian M
Copenhagen, Denmark399 contributions
Sep 2021
During 5 days at Faroe islands, this was one of the most inspiring spots, we have seen. The village in itself is not very special, but the nature around and the trip to the place is really really something. Combined with Saksun this is one of the places that makes it worthwhile to go to the Faroe islands.

I have seen many places around the world so far, but this is one of those areas that impresses me the most. Take a hike up the hillside and along the cliffs to get the full view.
Written October 2, 2021
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JavaMama58
Denmark1,839 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband questioned why we were driving to see Gjogv. The drive to the village (roads are well paved but very steep and narrow in places) was scary in the partial fog with few options to turn around. I convinced him it was a village and view I’d seen on U Tube that was worth the white knuckle drive. Its a picturesque village with a church, a hike and a viewing perch with “Mary’s Bench” from which one could look at stunning views of Kalsoy island.
Written August 29, 2021
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ClausHebor
Oksbol, Denmark110 contributions
Jun 2021
One of the most beautiful places at the Faroe Islands - a must-see! Very authentic with nature all around.
Written June 22, 2021
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Michel_Honore
Holte, Denmark141 contributions
Sep 2020
Very beautiful place with its natural harbour in a deep cleft - The slide leadint to and from the harbour tells a tale of tough conditions, not only in terms of weather, but also in terms of the people, living their lives out of this place.
The colours are stunning. The views mesmerizing. And the nature just breathtaking.
Written October 5, 2020
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Kjetil F
Oslo, Norway132 contributions
Aug 2020
Very nice to stroll around the area after we hiked for some hours. It is a small cafe nearby. Grab a coffee and just relax. Enjoy the view and the smell from the sea.
Written August 30, 2020
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RoelR
Wuustwezel, Belgium1,485 contributions
Apr 2019
The town of Gjogv lies at the top end Eysturoy with only one way to and from. It's a traditional village with some sort of canyon which allows boat to go safely into the sea without to much waves and currents. You can go down via large stairs to have a look. Lots of birds have their nests in the cliff walls. You can freely stroll around the village to have a look at the church of the special memorial for the deceased seamen. It's off the beaten path but certainly worth the trip.
Written March 4, 2020
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Janine B
Northampton, England, United Kingdom405 contributions
Oct 2019
We made a short visit to the village during a tour. It is a pretty place with some traditional cottages and church. There look to be some excellent hikes from the village. In the season there is a campsite.
Written October 27, 2019
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shah22 .
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
Sep 2019
Gjorgv is one of the Top places to visit in Faroe Island . Its view is outstanding and awesome. You can even go downstairs to the bottom to see more nice view over there. When I was there, there was a group doing abseiling and zip line to the bottom. The zip line was more exciting as it hits the water . Maybe tourists can do that too . It looks like fun :)
Written September 27, 2019
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Jakob B
Copenhagen, Denmark30 contributions
Aug 2019
This is just one of the must see places at Faroe Islands. I have been traveling to the Faroes for 35 years and keep comming back to Gjogv. History, nature and very impressiv.
Written August 25, 2019
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Glyn Y
Jersey, Channel Islands39 contributions
Aug 2019
Even for the Faroes the roads to Gjogv are a challenge but despite their narrow, winding progress the village is so well worth the drive. Nestled above the cliffs and rocky shoreline the little village is perfect. The cleft was prepared for a boat celebration with choir and musicians and all in perfect sunshine. The view from the safe cliff paths out over the sound between Islands was stunning and puffins and fulmars were still nesting above our heads. The little coracle-like boats in the stream that anyone could use and the cafe with terrace added to the experience. I recommend driving on to Eidi when you leave for more views including sites to see the stacks to the north.
Written August 22, 2019
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