Eysturoy

Eysturoy

Things to do - general

Eysturoy is separated by a narrow sound from the main island of Streymoy. Eysturoy is extremely rugged, with some 66 separate mountain peaks, including Slættaratindur, the highest peak in the archipelago. Important settlements on Eysturoy are Fuglafjørður in the north and the densely populated area of the municipalities of Runavík and Nes in the south.

Eysturoy is connected with Streymoy by Streymin Bridge over the sound. The islanders humorously refer to this bridge as the only bridge over the Atlantic. (The natives of the Scottish island of Seil make the same claim, as do the people of Great Bernera in Na h-Eileanan Siar). Leirvík on the east coast of the island is the gateway for transport connections to the north-eastern islands, particularly Klaksvík on the island of Borðoy, which is the Faroes’ second-largest town. In 2019, the sub-sea Eysturoy Tunnel is to open a direct link between Runavík, Strendur and Tórshavn, making southern Eysturoy a central place on the Tórshavn-Klaksvík axis.

Sites of interest on Eysturoy include the villages of Eiði and Gjógv, the latter having a small natural port in a rock column; the Blásastova historical museum in the village of Gøta; and the varmakelda (thermal springs) of Fuglafjørður, which indicate the volcanic origin of the archipelago. Off the northern tip of the island are the basalt sea stacks Risin og Kellingin.

Country Faroe Islands
Languages spokenFaroese
Currency usedDanish krone (DKK)
Area (km2)286.3
Relax in a nice apartment

Relax in a nice apartment

Syðrugøta, Eysturoy
Entire apartment 4 guests 1 bedroom 3 beds 1 bath Self check-in Check yourself in wit More info
Relax with majestic mountains and seaview

Relax with majestic mountains and seaview

Syðrugøta, Eysturoy
Entire apartment 10 guests 2 bedrooms 4 beds 1 bath Self check-in Check yourself in More info
Slættaratindur – Gjógv – Saksun | Trekking

Slættaratindur – Gjógv – Saksun | Trekking

Eysturoy
The tour starts at 9 am from our place in Tórshavn. Then we drive for an hour until we reach the bas More info

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