Eysturoy Region in the Faroe Islands (with Map & Photos)

Eysturoy Island is the second largest and most populous island in the Faroe Islands. Area - 286.3 sq. km. Population - 10,810 people (2007).

Eysturoy is located just to the east of the island of Streymoy. A bridge was built between them.

Eysturoy
Eysturoy

On the island of Eysturoy is the highest point in the country - the peak of Slattaratindur (882 m). From here you can climb this peak, which offers a breathtaking view of the neighboring islands, and on the way, relax on Lake Toftavatn, which is surrounded by hills.

The largest fjord of the Faroes, Skalafjordur, cuts deep into the island.

Eysturoy
Eysturoy

In Eysturoy, it borders the northeast coast from Funningsfjordur to Gjov. The road skirts the west side of the fjord and, from Funningur, ascends in a zigzag pattern to viewpoints from which you can enjoy wonderful views of the town and the entrance to the fjord. Gjov is one of the northernmost Faroese villages. It is a place where the rocky coastline has been shaped by the force of the Atlantic waves, forming deep canyons inside the cliff. Park on the embankment located at the top of the town; the canyon is right next door.

Eysturoy Map