Kirkjubour Cathedral, Kirkjubour

Hike up the hill to Kirkjubour Cathedral, reputedly the largest medieval building on the islands. The 1300 church lacks a roof, which is nothing new: in fact, the building was never completed. Still, poking around here will reveal lots of details about ancient architecture and construction. Pause to take in the views of the rest of the island, as well as other smaller islands nearby. Using our international travel planner, Streymoy attractions like Kirkjubour Cathedral can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Church ruins testify to a tumultuous history. It is partially wrapped to protect it from degradation. Go for a walk around it and see all the small details.
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  • Lovely little church on the waterfront and the site of the under reconstruction Saint Magnus Cathedral dating back to the middle ages. There is also an old village recreation and it's fun to wander ar...  more »
  • Was in The Faroes on a cruise in June. On arriving in Torshavn, decided to go out of the city on public buses. Walk to the Tourist Information centre and was told to take bus no. 5 from the stand oppo...  more »

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Where to stay in Streymoy

Although small villages usually have some available rooms with commendable service, the island's capital--Torshavn--offers the most options, ranging from 4-star hotels to guesthouses and lodges. Most hotels are situated in the city center near the harbor, but you can also find comfortable rooms on the town's western outskirts. Some parts of the island offer good camping sites, decent alternatives for adventurous outdoorsy types.
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