A cairn on the path to Kirkjubøur

View of Koltur and Hestur to the West

Randi Meitil

Suggan í Kirkjubø - the lost farm land

Sct. Magnus Cathedral

Entrance to Sct. Olav´s Church

Tórshavn - Kirkjubøur

 

 

 

🇬🇧  A NICE TRIP ALONG THE OLD MOUNTAIN PATH TO THE BEAUTIFUL

OLD VILLAGE OF KIRKJUBØUR AND BACK.

 

Duration: 6 hours

Included: guide, lunch box, transport to where the path starts, entrance fee to the museum in Kirkjubø

Available in period: all year around

Pick up: At the bus terminal at the harbour of Tórshavn

Price: 625 DKK

 

 

 

Once you have reached the plateau, you have a good view of Tórshavn and all of Nólsoy.

We will reach Reynsmúlalág with two small lakes are in front of you. You may see many Kittiwakes there in the summer. Follow the cairns and you will see a dais built of rocks. The dais has been used for open air public gatherings since the 1800s and is still in use today. Political gatherings have been held in this place with flags, speeches and patriotic songs

composed for the occasion. It is easy to imagine how crowds of people have sat on the hill

before the dais and listened to, amongst others, Jóannes Patursson (1866-1946), a

pioneer in the Faroese national independence movement. These outdoor public gatherings

are still held in the Faroe Islands, e.g. during the national holiday Ólavsøka on 28-29 July.

 

On the route, you have a great view of Sandoy, Hestur,

Koltur and Vágar. Legend talks about Magnus, a young man from Koltur, who courted a

girl from Hestur. The girl’s father was not to know about this, so they met in secret.

Magnus swam from Koltur, when the tidal current flowed southwards, spent time with the

girl, and when the tide turned, swam back to Koltur. The girl’s father discovered this. One

day, as Magnus came ashore, the father stood before him with an axe and threatened to

kill him. Magnus was forced to go back, and he was never heard of again. Undoubtedly, a

current took him and pulled him out into the open ocean. The story goes that after this, the

eddy, which is called Grísarnir, emerged inside Koltursund. This is said to have been an

act of revenge. To this day, this same eddy still exists in Koltursund. As you approach

Kirkjubøur, you will see a small islet, Kirkjubøhólmur, which used to be part of the

mainland and part of the village. Out on the islet, you can still see old ruins of houses.

Kirkjubøur is a beautiful and charming village, where most of the houses are built in the old

style. Kirkjubøur has a wealth of attractions; for example, Kirkjubømúrurin, the ruins of an

old cathedral, which is believed to have been built around 1300. There is also

Stokkastovurnar, the old farmhouses from about 1350, which are built on the ruins of the

old bishop’s seat. The church in Kirkjubøur is the oldest church in the Faroe Islands still in

use. It was built in the 1200s.

After the visit in Kirkjubøur we will go off road and up the hill walk through a moon

landscape, and pass by three beautiful mountain lakes each with its

specific characteristic. Risa Stova which has inspired the faroese multi artist William

Heinesen to draw some of his famous oil chalk painting of trolls and other supernatural

beings.

This was the way that one of the main characters in the famous faroese novel Barbara was

taking on his fateful hike to Tórshavn.

 

Date

Duration

Price pr. person

June 17th 2018

6 timer

625 DKK

July 7th 2018

6 timer

625 DKK

July 13th 2018

July 19th 2018

July 25th 2018

Aug. 26th 2018

Sept. 10th 2018

 

timer

6 timer

6 timer

6 timer

6 timer

 

625 DKK

625 DKK

625 DKK

625 DKK

625 DKK

 


Minimum persons 4. The tour will be cancelled, if the number of participants is less than 4. 

 

It is also possible to buy special tours for groups of 10 persons or more. The price reduction is 10 per cent. Contact Faroe Trekking for available dates.

 

 

 

 FACTS

 

 Length: 14 km

Difficulty: Easy/middel

Maximum height: 325 m

Children: Suitable for children

 

Surface: Grass and rocky cairn path

 

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🇩🇰 EN GOD TUR AD DEN GAMLE VARDESTI TIL DEN SMUKKE BYGD KIRKJUBØUR - OG TILBAGE.

 

 

 

Varighed: 6 timer

 

Inkluderet: guide, madpakke, transport til hvor stien starter, entré til museet i Kirkjubø

 

Tilgængelig i periode: hele året rundt

 

Afhentning: Ved busterminalen ved havnen i Tórshavn

 

Pris: 625 DKK

 

Når du har nået plateauet, har du en god udsigt over Tórshavn og hele Nólsoy.

 

Vi kommer til Reynsmúlalág med to små søer ligger foran dig. Du kan se mange rider der om sommeren. Følg varderne, og du vil se en talerstol bygget af sten. Talerstolen er blevet brugt til offentlige friluftsmøder siden 1800'erne og er stadig i brug i dag. Politiske folkemøder er blevet afholdt på dette sted med flag, taler og patriotiske sange

komponeret til lejligheden. Det er let at forestille sig, hvordan folkemængderne har sidden langs skråningerne og lyttet til bl.a. Jóannes Patursson (1866-1946), en pioner i den færøske uafhængighedsbevægelse. Disse udendørs folkemøder findes stadig på Færøerne, f.eks. under den nationale festival Ólavsøka 28.-29. juli.

 

 

 

På ruten har du en fantastisk udsigt over Sandoy, Hestur, Koltur og Vágar.

 

Et gammelt sagn fortæller om Magnus, en ung mand fra Koltur, der mødtes med en 

pige fra Hestur. Pigens far skulle ikke vide om dette, så de mødtes i hemmelighed. Dog fik disse møder en skæbnesvanger følger for parret.

 

 

Som du nærmer dig Kirkjubøur, vil du se en lille ø, Kirkjubøhólmur, som tidligere var en del af fastlandet og en del af den tidligere landsby. På øen kan du stadig se gamle ruiner af huse.

 

Kirkjubøur er en smuk og charmerende landsby, hvor de fleste af husene er bygget i gammel stil. Kirkjubøur har et væld af attraktioner; for eksempel Kirkjubømúrurin, ruinerne af en gammel katedral, Magnuskatedralen, som menes at have været bygget omkring 1300. Der er også Stokkastovurnar, de gamle fæstegårde fra omkring 1350, som er bygget på ruinerne af det gamle biskopssæde. Og så er der den ældste kirke på Færøerne, som stadig er i brug, Ólavskirkjan. Den siges at være indviet i 1111.

 

Efter besøget i Kirkjubøur går vi ud af vejen og op ad bjergsiden igen for at gå gennem en månelandskab, hvor vi passerer tre smukke bjergsøer, hver med sine særlige egenskaber. Bl.a. Risastova, der har inspireret den færøske multikunstner William Heinesen til at tegne nogle af hans berømte oliekridtmalerier af trolde og andre overnaturlige væsener.

 

Og så var det ad denne rute Barbara, hovedpersonen i den berømte færøske roman af samme navn, tager sin skæbnesvangre vandretur til Tórshavn.

  

 

Dato

Varighed

Pris pr. person

7. juli 2018

6 hours

625 DKK

13. juli 2018

6 hours

625 DKK

19. juli 2018

25. juli 2018

26. august 2018

10. sept. 2018

 

6 hours

6 hours

6 hours

6 hours

 

625 DKK

625 DKK

625 DKK

625 DKK

 

 

 

Mindste deltagerantal: 4. Turen annulleres, hvis antallet af deltagere er mindre end 4.

  

Det er også muligt at købe specielle ture til grupper på 10 personer eller mere. Prisreduktionen er 10 pct. Kontakt Faroe Trekking for ledige datoer.

  

 

 FAKTA

 

Længde: 14 km

Sværhedsgrad: Let / middel

Maksimal højde: 325 m

Børn: Egnet til børn

Overflade: Græs og stenet vardesti

 

 

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