Rural living

Eysturoy, Faroe Islands

The town of Gjov, Eysturoy Island

The town of Gjov, Eysturoy Island

We visited Gjov during our one week trip to the Faroe Islands and I can honestly tell you that the town redefines rural living. www.visitfaroeislands.com says that Gjógv is the most northern village on the island of Eysturoy, named after a 200-metre long sea-filled gorge that runs from the village into the ocean. Nominated by the Nordic Council for the Nature & Environmental Award in 2014, this beautiful quiet and well-preserved village is idyllically located, closed in by mountains to all sides.With less than 50 inhabitants, all living in old timber-walled and turf-roofed cottages, Gjógv has an abundance of charm and appeal. Add to this some great hiking and walking trails that offer spectacular views of the North Atlantic and the surrounding islands and you won’t want to miss out on this special location.