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The village of Gjógv is one of the most beautiful villages I have ever seen. The name literally translates to gorge and refers to a 200m long gorge that runs north to the sea from the village. The gorge is filled with seawater and numerous birds – especially the cute puffins – live in its rocks. The gorge also serves as a natural harbour. The natural surroundings and the village itself are so beautiful that many people come here in the summer months to spend days or even weeks in the area.

Besides boat trips and excellent coffee in the small village cafes, it is also possible to go on little hiking adventures around Gjógv. You can head up to the uplands in the north and west for some scenic walks. You can even find some of the highest peaks of the Faroe Islands close to Gjógv. It is so tranquil and beautiful out there!

Fun fact: The nearest grocery store is at Eiði but Gjógv has a post office in a private home, which opens five days a week for 30 minutes each morning and afternoon.

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