Hvalvík is located in a valley on Streymoy’s east coast.
It shares the valley with another village called Streymnes.
The church in Hvalvík is a traditional wooden church from 1829. It is the oldest one of its kind in the Faroe Islands.
The church is built with wood bought from a ship that ran aground in Saksun. The church was built because the old
church from 1700 was ruined in a storm.
The pulpit originates from the church in Tórshavn and is from 1609. Some notches can be seen in the pulpit. These
are said to be cuts from the swords of French pirates who robbed the church in Tórshavn in 1677.
In the sea 10-20 meters of the shore of Hvalvík the wreck of an old wooden ship can be seen.