Sea stacks are a natural wonder. You will find fantastic sea stacks in various places in the Faroe Islands. Here is a guide to four sea stacks that will make a lasting impression.

Risin og Kellingin

Risin og Kellingin

Close to the precipitous cliffs of Kollur on the northern coast of the islands of Eysturoy stand the famous landmarks of Risin and Kellingin. The Giant and his Wife. The sea has worn a hole through Kelllingin, so that she has two feet to stand on.

The Giant stands 232 feet tall and his Wife stands 223 feet above sea level. This is a highly recommendable sight and you have to see this iconic view soon as geologists predict that the Wife is on the verge of tumbling down within a few decades.

You will have the best view towards these two sea stacks from the village of Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on the island of Streymoy. No hiking required.

Ásmundarstakkur on SuðuroyPanorama view of Ásmundarstakkur.


When on the southernmost islands Suðuroy, take your time to watch the sea stack Ásmundarstakkur. This steep basalt stack on the western coastline is a must-see sight when in Suðuroy. Erosion and weathering has shaped this magnificent sea-stack.

In order to get to Ásmundarstakkur you will drive to the northernmost village Sandvík and from there drive on an old road leading to the west side of the island. Hiking to Ásmundarstakkur is easy from the end of the road. From the edge of the cliff, you will have a panorama view of Ásmundarstakkur.

TrollkonufingurTrollkonufingur on Vágur island


Guarding the twin bays of Sandavágur and Miðvágur is the slim, 313-metre-high needle of Trøllkonufingur – the Troll Woman’s Finger. It is possible to land on the foot of the stack, but you will get the best view of this spectacular rock formation from land.

This is a legendary scenery only 5 a minutes’ drive from the village of Sandavágur. You can drive almost to the viewpoint and it only take you a couple of minutes to walk the last stretch.

BúgvinBúgvin sea-stack is packed with birds.


In the beautiful valley of Ambadalur you will get a striking view of Búgvin, at 188 metre the highest vertical freestanding sea stack in the Faroe Islands. This immense sea stack is a safe haven for seabirds. It has large colonies of guillemots and kittiwakes.


The valley of Ambadalur is an one hour hike from the village of Gjógv. The hike is absolutely worth the time and effort.

Head towards northwest from Gjógv and you will reach Ambadalur and you will be awarded with the best view of Búgvin. And you will even see Risin og Kellingin in the background.

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