Faroeislands.dk All villages on the Faroe Islands.

Kirkjub°ur

  

Akrar
┴nir
Argir
┴rnafj°r­ur
B°ur
Dalur
Depil
Ei­i
ElduvÝk
Fßmjin
Fro­ba Fuglafj°r­ur Funningsfj°r­ur
Funningur
Gßsadalur
Gjˇgv
Glyvrar
G°ta
G°tuei­i
G°tugjˇgv
HaldarsvÝk
Haraldssund
HattarvÝk
Hellur

Hestur
HˇsvÝk
Hov
HoyvÝk
H˙sar
H˙savÝk
Hvalba
HvalvÝk
Hvannasund
HvÝtanes
Innan Glyvur
Kaldbak
Kaldbaksbotnur
Kirkja
Kirkjub°ur
KlaksvÝk
Kolbanargjˇgv
Kollafj°r­ur
Koltur
Kunoy
KvÝvÝk
Lambarei­i
Lambi

Langasandur
Leirvik
Leynar
Ljˇsß
Lopra
Mi­vßgur
Mikladalur
Morskranes
M˙li
Mykines
Nes, Eysturoy
Nes, Vßgur
NesvÝk
Nˇlsoy
Nor­depil
Nor­oyri
Nor­adalur
Nor­skßli
Nor­toftir
Oyndarfj°r­ur
Oyrarbakki
Oyrareingir

Oyri
Porkeri
RituvÝk
RunavÝk
Saksun
Saltangarß
Saltnes
Sandavßgur
Sandur
SandvÝk
Selatra­
Signab°ur
Skßlafj°r­ur
SkßlavÝk
Skßli
Skarvanes
Skipanes
Skopun
Sk˙voy
SkŠlingur
Stˇra Dimun
Strendur
Streymnes

Stykki­
Sumba
Sund
SvÝnßir
SvÝnoy
Sy­radalur, K.
Sy­radalur, S.
Sy­rug°ta
S°ldarfj°r­ur
S°rvßgur
Tj°rnuvÝk
Toftir
Tˇrshavn
Trongisvßgur
Tr°llanes
Tv°royri
Vßgur
Vatnsoyrar
Velbastadur
Vestmanna
Vi­arei­i
Vikarbyrgi
Ă­uvÝk
ěravik
Name: Kirkjub°ur Municipality: Tˇrshavnar (list of municipalities) Leave cursor on image to see image text 
Population 77 (01.01.06) Football team: -  
Zip: FO 175 Rowing Club: -  
Location: N61░57'22 W6░47'37      
         

Kirkjub°ur is the southernmost village on Streymoy.
It is located on the west coast and has a view towards the island Hestur. The village was important in the middle ages. At that time it was the Episcopal residence and as such the spiritual centre of the society. In those days the village is said to have had around 50 houses. The majority of these houses were washed away by a fierce storm in the 16th century.
The churches in Kirkjub°ur are considered an important cultural inheritance of the Faroe Islands. The Magnus Cathedral normally referred to as ĹMururinĺ (the wall) was built around year 1300. If the construction of the cathedral was actually completed or not is not known today. Today there is only the 1Ż-meter thick wall remaining. The whitewashed ĹOlavskirkjanĺ is the oldest of the three churches in Kirkjubo. It was built in the 12th century and is the only church from the middle ages still used in the Faroe Islands.
ĹKirkjubostolarnirĺ are parts of the original benches with carvings of the apostles. For years they were stored in a museum in Denmark but have now been returned to the islands. They are now on show in Fornminnissavnid, which is a museum in Tˇrshavn .
About 100 meters from the mentioned two churches down by the sea are the remains of a third church which is said to be younger than the Olavskirkjan.
Kongsgardurin is a couple of charming old wooden buildings, which are made of timber, which is said to have come drifting from Norway. One of these buildings called Roykstovan is 900 years old and still occupied.
In the year 1151 a little boy was born in a cave above Kirkjub°ur. He would grow to be King Sverre of Norway.  

 
         
Reference