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Gjógv - Eysturoy

Next stop on our tour over the Faroe Islands is the small town, Gjógv (pronounced [tʃɛkv], literally: gorge, geo, Danish: Gjov). A village located on the northeast tip of the island of Eysturoy, on the Faroe Islands and 63 km north by road from the capital of Tórshavn.
The village was named after a 200-metre long sea-filled gorge that runs north to the sea from the village.
The inhabitants are known as Gjáarfólk, possibly related to the Icelandic word gjá which itself comes from the Old Norse gjó from which the village name is derived
The village was first mentioned in 1584, but it seems to have existed long before then.

The village is split in two parts by a fast flowing mountain stream. This is also the subject of the presentation today. The gorge will be the subject of the next post.

■ Main picture: ◙ Looking Downstream
■ Workshop 1: ◙ Looking Upstream
■ Workshop 2: ◙ Village street

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