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Modern chuch next to the old ruin

This church is a typical faroe church: Light in the inner, a lot of wood, modern coulurs. Old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Munich, Germany
The oldest church in the Faroe Islands

We were on a guided tour to Olavskirkjan ( Olav Church) from approx. 1250, which is a parish church... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pietarsaari, Finland
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Kirkjubour, Streymoy, Faroe Islands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is a typical faroe church: Light in the inner, a lot of wood, modern coulurs. Old churchyard around the church.

Thank downunderaussie2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a guided tour to Olavskirkjan ( Olav Church) from approx. 1250, which is a parish church located in Kirkjubøur in southwest Streymoy. It is the oldest church in the Faroe Islands, which is still in use. The famous 'Kirkjubøur chairs', which are...More

Thank leffex
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Olavskirkjan is the oldest church in the Faroes still in use. We were shown round by the excellent "royal" farmer from Kirkjubøur and although the church looks simple it has a fascinating history. It is overshadowed by the neighbouring medieval farm and ruins of...More

Thank Norwegian11
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a church from 1250 that is still in use. Our guide showed us around and even sang a hymn for us in the church. It is not very decorated, but quite bare. The nice thing is that it is still used.

Thank Anette12345
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A parish church, from about 1250, located in Kirkjubøur in southwestern Streymoy. It Faroe oldest church still in use. The church is named after the Norwegian King Olav den Hellige (995-1035), and from 1111 to 1538 the Faroe Islands had its own diocese with Olav...More

5  Thank springbank
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A very plain parish church that kisses the North Atlantic. Modern art above the holy end and one other religious painting of note. Solid construction. Interesting graveyard. Loos near by.

Thank RaibeartAlba
Reviewed 7 July 2016

It's a really nice and calm place. The church is beautiful placed by the small harbour. The church itself is not so special but with the church ruins, the harbour and old original houses it's a place to visit.

Thank Marie E
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Although this church has nothing overly special to it, it does have a superb setting on the shores of the fjord. More importantly, it is open. Most churches in the Faroes are forever closed. You have to be lucky to stumble on an open church....More

Thank dmittleman
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lovely old restored church by the sea. During restoration items were found buried under the floor and now on display. This church is by the family house. The string is picturesque.

Thank Angela075
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Make sure to visit Olavskirkjan when you visit the farm and/or Kirkjubø. The area and the locaiton of the Church is stunning.

Thank Elisabethmh
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