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Saksun Church, Streymoy

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Standing alone at the end of a village road, Saksun Church looks out over the sea. The design of this site may surprise at first, since it combines religious and nautical elements and symbols. Naturally, this reflects the main trade of the locals--fishing. After your visit to the church, take time to roam around the village, enjoying the view of the sea and mountains. Plan to visit Saksun Church and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Streymoy attractions using our Streymoy trip planner .
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  • The small place Saksun lies at the end of a picturesque, 10 km-long single-track road in a valley near the sea. The Church, a small Museum (with a worth visiting Cafe), the huge slopes of the Valley with waterfalls combine to form a beautiful impression. You can the Valley visit (2 hours enough), but also the place as a starting point for the hike to Tjörnuvik take. 7 km over the rocks to make with children should be. We have to refrain from due to the lack of return ride.
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  • The road leading to Saksun and the stunning nature around Saksun church is beautiful. There's two parking lots. From the first there is a nice walk down to the black sandy beach, only reachable at low...  more »
  • Fabulous placed with a small cemetery overlooking the natural harbour Saksun. Interesting insight in the small community, which has been and still is in the Valley.
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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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