The gorge at Gjógv

Phone / Tablet

Gjógv is a village located on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy, in the Faroe Islands and 63 km north by road from the capital of Tórshavn.

Gjógv has one of the best natural harbors in the Faroe Islands. However, boats need to be pulled up on a ramp to be safe from the surf. To tourists and boating natives alike, the harbor in the gorge is also a well-known site of outstanding natural scenery. The village gets its name from the gorge, Faroese gjógv is derived from the same Norse word gjó as the Shetlands geo. The inhabitants are known as Gjáarfólk, possibly related to the Icelandic word gjá which itself comes from the Old Norse gjó from which the village name is derived.