Saksun Church
Saksun Church
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LHC65
Saint Charles, IL189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Stunning. It was a tricky drive to get to the site, and we had already hiked our limit for the day so we were just there to sightsee, but the setting is gorgeous. Unfortunately the museum was closed but that’s our “fault” for coming in April—too early—but we went for the cheap airfare and there’s a reason why we got it
Written 24 April 2024
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Camilla K
Tysnes, Norway11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It's really a special view. I liked Saksun in general very much. There were cute little lambs playing around.
Written 12 December 2023
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Beiskins
Hillside4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Oh my goodness, Saksun is one of the absolute most gorgeous places on our planet. But reports about an aggressive angry local are true. I thought I was standing in an allowed area when he came barreling towards me. Cussing, yelling and asking why I thought I was so $%@# special. I had no idea what he was talking about but apologized profusely and asked what the problem was. There were signs that I thought meant “Keep Off the Grass” but they actually meant do not walk on this path. There had been no rope or cones or anything blocking the path. He was filled with so much rage and scared me so badly that I immediately left, shaking. The Faroe Islands are home to some of the absolute nicest people. Absolutely go. But I would just tread very very very carefully if you go to Saksun.
Written 26 September 2023
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Dino C
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We went to visit the site with a group of friends. One of us walked just past the church on what seemed to be a very normal trail towards the beach, in no way signed clearly as a private place closed to the public.
Few moments later, an extremely rude and arrogant young man ran down the hill like a rocket with his big pickup. He broke hard just few meters before plowing us with his machine. Then he started screaming like crazy offending us with the ugliest words and racist insults, also threatening us phisically. Unbelievable! In several other countries I visited, I never saw similar boorish ways! For whatever reason this man can have, this is not the way civil people are supposed to use to make you notice that you have passed a limit (not clear at all, I want to stress) in an evolved European country in the 21st Century!
We were all very affected by this unpleasant ephisode, even after we left. I couldn’t do without looking for some reviews. I found immediately that we were not the only one to misunderstand what actually you can do or not on the site and that this man is quite a “famous” person, who has started a personal war against tourism. He seems to pretend to control by himself all the people exploring the village and reacts the same way all the times a visitor steps on the grass. There are countless stories online about incidents in Saksun.
In my humble opinion, if this site is really a private property, the road should be closed much before the church parking. Or at least, it must be made much more clear that you are on a private property and you are allowed to walk on the asphalt road only (and no, a pair of small “keep off the grass” signs like there are thousands in public parcs are not enough!). Problem solved. If not, I wonder how long will the Faroese authorities tolerate such a potentially dangerous situation, that may also put the entire Faroe Islands under a bad light.
The location is undeniably gorgeous, but it’s not worth it to make a visit if you risk to meet potentially violent people. My suggestion is to skip Saksun. If you go, be very careful to what you do.
Written 13 September 2023
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PremiumFlyer74
Europe471 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Wanted to see the famous Saksun Church, after nice ride along the narrow road through the valley. But after parking made a mistake of stepping on the grass just a bit to take a picture of the church (which is behind locked gates and tens of "do not trespass" signs), and were approached by man on the quad to be asked why am I stepping on his grass and told that I am the fu****** tourist. So, if you drive 11km from the main road to see this nice looking church, beware, as you will not be able to actually see the church close by or even from the inside, but also beware of stepping on the private grass. Unbelievable.
Written 14 June 2023
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Fi S
London, UK524 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This was a lovely visit. So remote and tranquil, and also early in the season so no other people. The turf-roofed buildings are so impressive close up, and the village disappears into the landscape when you move away. Very atmospheric.
Written 7 May 2023
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Tony Vyborny
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
As some other reviewers said: The place itself is beautiful, but tourists are not welcome there. Walking up the waterfall I got lost on the path due to rainy conditions (was about 50m off the path) and when I walked down the owner stopped me and was extremely rude, shouting f-words at me even when I appologized and tried to explain that I just lost the path. It was like he really wanted to express, that tourists are not welcome there. I've been to more than 40 countries and never met worse person while travelling.
Written 28 June 2022
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Kristian M
Copenhagen, Denmark469 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
This a really beautiful and remote place. You are in the middle of nowhere. Between the mountains in such a quite place surrounded by nature and waterfalls. Wow. Not a lot of things to do besides walking. But that is part of the experience.
Written 2 October 2021
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JavaMama58
Denmark2,370 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
Quaint and simple in the midst of such stunning natural background. Its your typical thatched roof simple and small building. But the natural beauty of its location makes it stand out. There is also a small graveyard behind the church.
Written 23 August 2021
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Nuri K
Venlo, The Netherlands20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
One of the great destination in Faroe Islands. I would highly recommend this location and waterfalls near the place was simply mind-blowing. Moreover, the architecture in the village was unique.
Written 14 August 2021
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