There is the village church that dates back from 1929 and it was the first to be consecrated in Gjogv and the first to have services in Faroese language. Across the street from it, there is a memorial to all the fishermen lost at sea with the names and ages of men.
All houses in Gjogv have this colorful style of building that we saw everywhere in Faroe Islands and they look beautiful. We took too many pictures of it while we went for a walk to the gorge that gives name to the village.
When you see the gorge, you can take two paths to go all the way to the sea and take pictures of it from a different angle. If you take the path on the right side of the gorge, you will walk straight to where Mary’s Bench is located. The bench is named after Danish Crown Princess Mary who visited the village with crown prince Frederik in June 2006. The village decided to give something to them as a way of remembering their presence and they come up with this bench that has a magnificent view from the gorge as it reaches the sea.
We had an amazing experience there with great food and a beautiful view of the village from one of the hills surrounding it. The staff was great and friendly and even helped us to find more places to stop to take pictures on our way to Tórshavn on the next day. Our room was big and comfortable with a great shower that made us relax even more after a long day on the road. You need to spend at least a day at Gjáargarður to enjoy Gjogv and the surrounding area.
Gjogv: the village with the gorge in Faroe Islands
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