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Olavskirkjan, Kirkjubour

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See the oldest church still in use on the Faroes at Olavskirkjan, a stark 12th-century structure just a few steps from the sea. A stone wall borders the whitewashed building. Inside, you'll find a simple but clean and peaceful space. Outside, wander around behind the church to see the local cemetery among the green grass. Plan to visit Olavskirkjan and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Streymoy attractions using our Streymoy itinerary maker.
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  • The Olavskirkjan is the oldest church in the Faroes still in use. We were shown round by the excellent "royal" farmer from Kirkjubøur and although the church looks simple it has a fascinating history....  more »
  • This is a church from 1250 that is still in use. Our guide showed us around and even sang a hymn for us in the church. It is not very decorated, but quite bare. The nice thing is that it is still used...  more »
  • A parish church, from about 1250, located in Kirkjubøur in southwestern Streymoy. It Faroe oldest church still in use. The church is named after the Norwegian King Olav den Hellige (995-1035), and fro...  more »