Olavskirkjan, Kirkjubour

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#6 of 11 in Historic Sites in Streymoy
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. Take a look at our Kirkjubour tour itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Olavskirkjan and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The church lie in the waters edge with beautiful mountains as a backdrop. The walls are an inch thick and Church space goes up to kip. The altarpiece, pulpit and benches are of relatively recent date, but there are fine drawings in the entrance area of the original beautiful enterieur. The current altarpiece is a beautiful painting of God, who watches over fishermen, very poignant. Before the altar is something that looks like an old shepherd's rod in a plexiglass display case. It must have a story, unfortunately we could not find anything about it.
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  • this church has real old roots but it is the rather simple interior and the fantastic location which is really nice and the houses around it are really nice  more »
  • Olav's Church is where the island's first church was established. The altarpiece is special and has been made of one of the Islands ' leading artists 1967. The whole head is full of the early early history of the Faroe Islands and well worth a visit.
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