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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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  • As in several villages of the Faroes, Church in edge of sea, small and timeless, magical place. Very nice site around.
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  • This church is a typical faroe church: Light in the inner, a lot of wood, modern coulurs. Old churchyard around the church.  more »
  • Olavskyrkjan and Magnus Cathedral in Kirkjubøur is historically important stadar and well worth a visit. Stroll across the isthmus and also to make certain of the ancient stone house. Good views to the islands of ikring.
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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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