Tjørnuvík is the northern-most village on Streymoy.
The village is picturesque and lies in the bottom of a creek on the island’s east side with a view towards the rocks ‘Risin og Kellingin’ (see
image in right side).
In 1956 a burial plot was found in Tjørnuvík. It showed that people lived here already in the Viking-ages.
A Celtic bronze-ring needle was found also and this is seen as evidence that Faroe Islands had contact to
the British Islands.
Twice a year a breathtaking trip is arranged from Tjørnuvík to a 133-meter high freestanding rock called Stakkur. The transport from Streymoy to the top of the rock is made in a container that runs on steal-wires stretched between the vertical mountainsides. The view from the top of Stakkur is exceptional. Pictures from such a trip.
‘Risin og Kellingin’ means ‘the Giant and the Hag’. These are two freestanding rocks north of the village Eiði on Eysturoy. Tradition says that the Giant and the Hag came from Island and wanted to bring The Faroe Islands with them back home. The Giant stood there waiting for the Hag to load the burden on his back. This was not an easy task and it took too long time. The sun rose and turned the two into rocks.