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Faroe Islands
Gjogv - Nature and weather combine - for a view from near Gjogv
Gjogv - Shop/cafe in Gjogv
Gjogv - Stacks on Eysturoy - from the ountain road.
Gjogv - The gjogv at Gjogv.

Gjogv Reviews

davidx davidx
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Idyllic village Jun 06, 2010
Gjogv is free enough - once you get there, but that does involve considerable expense. It's a small village at the north-east of the island of Eysturoy, the second largest of the Faroe Islands. It's the nearest to a tourist trap that we saw in the Faroes - hostel, shop, boat trips. However if you visit after going to any real tourist trap, the very idea will seem ridiculous.

In the Faroese language 'gjogv' means cleft or ravine and at Gjogv there is a huge cleft that orovides a natural haven for smals boats, even though they are normally craned up a bit to ensure them against the Atlantic's worst moods.

To say that Gjogv is picturesque and that the view from it, as well as the mountain road from Gjogv to EiĆ°i, is magnificent seems insufficient as the words have been diminished by overuse.

The icing on the cake is the view of puffins which use one side of the cleft.
The gjogv at Gjogv.
Shop/cafe in Gjogv
Stacks on Eysturoy - from the ount…
Nature and weather combine - for a…
Chokk says:
I loved it there - even if it was really cold when I was there
Posted on: Feb 07, 2013
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