Are you planning a visit to the Faroe Islands? Are you wondering where to go and what to do while on holiday in the Faroe Islands? Here is the ultimate guide to the top 11 attractions in the Faroe Islands that will assist you when planning your journey.
 

We have collected all the best sights in the Faroe Islands. So if you want to enjoy and tick off your bucket list some of the most beautiful locations in the Faroe Islands, this is the perfect Faroe Islands travel guide for you. In order to visit all 11 locations, you will need a week in the Faroe Islands.



1. Múlafossur Waterfall

faroe Islands tourismMúlafossur waterfall in the village Gásadalur is one reason why Faroe Islands tourism is growing. The Faroe Islands are still quite unknown, however.

The village, Gásadalur, was until the year 2004 totally isolated from the rest of the world. Thanks to a modern tunnel, you can now easily access one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world.



Múlafossur Waterfall empties directly into the ocean leaving visitors with an immense feeling of losing their breath. You will find Múlafossur Waterfall on the island Vagar.

2. Trælanípa

TraelanipaThe sheer rock wall on the island Vagar.

This optical illusion attracts travellers from around the world. They come to this overwhelmingly beautiful sight to soak in one of nature’s great wonders. You will find Trælanípan or Slave Cliff near the only airport in the Faroe Islands on the island Vagar. In order to get to Trælanípa, you will hike for one hour.

3. Bøssdalafossur Waterfall

BosdalafossurWelcome to force of nature. Bøsdalafossur Waterfall is nature at its best.

Only a short hike from the stunning Trælanípa, you will find Bøsdalafossur Waterfall. Perched atop the cliff you will see water from the lake, Leitisvatn, dropping straight into the Atlantic Ocean.

4. Geituskorardrangur

GeituskorardrangurYou might have seen this sea stack in recent years as it is gaining popularity among travellers.

When you are at Bøsdalafossur make sure to walk a couple of hundred metres north along the coastline to the nearby rocky gorge. Here you will see Geituskorardrangur – a towering sea stack. This iconic vertical sea stack rises 116 metres out of the ocean.

5. Saksun

SaksunThis might be the most epic cottage in the North Atlantic.

Just a one hour drive from the capital Tórshavn, you will be tucked between lush fields and soaring peaks in Saksun. The landscape in Saksun is extremely majestic. You will see turf-roofed houses, the iconic and beautiful old church, and the sandy lagoon.

6. Kallur Lighthouse

KallurA hike to Kallur Lighthouse is always rewarding.

This is one of the Faroe Islands’ true wonders. Standing on the edge overlooking the sheer cliff is a must-see experience for all travellers. You will find Kallur Lighthouse on the island Kalsoy.

7. Hvíthamar

FunningurGo on a short hike and you will see these beautiful mountains on the island Eysturoy.

This tremendous spot overlooking the village Funningur is only a 10 minutes’ walk from the mountain road. You will have a great aerial view of the fjord and the mountain peaks. The winter view from this place is something truly special as the snowy mountains from November until March will make your experience truly magical.

8. Gjógv

GjogvMake sure to visit Gjógv on your trip in the Faroe Islands.

Only a short drive from Hvíthamar above Funningur you will find the remote village of Gjógv. The multi-coloured houses, the 200-metre gorge and the spectacular view to the north makes Gjógv a favourite destination among travellers. Make sure to hike to the cleft in Gjógv where you will get amazing photos of the stunning scenery.

9. Tjørnuvík

TjornuvikWhat makes Tjørnuvík so special is the genuinely feeling of serenity.

The isolated village, Tjørnuvík, is nestled in a steep valley. Make sure to take a stroll on the small local beach and to enjoy the fantastic view of Risin og Kellingin sea stacks, the Giant and his Wife. Tjørnuvík is on the island Streymoy.

10. Ásmundarstakkur

asmundarstakkurWhen visiting Suðuroy, this sight is a must.

Ásmundarstakkur sea stack is amazing. In order to get to Ásmundarstakkur, you will take the ferry Smyril from Tórshavn to the southernmost island in the Faroes Suðuroy. The ferry to Suðuroy takes two hours. From the northernmost village on the island of Suðuroy, you will head west to discover this absolutely fantastic coast line and sea stack.

11. Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

VestmannaThe boat trip to the perpendicular cliffs in Vestmanna will last for two hours.

If you want to see tens of thousands of birds flying above you, then a boat trip to Vestmanna Bird Cliffs is a must. You will sail north along the coastline, and when you reach the bird cliffs, you might sail through some of the gorges.



The boat to the bird cliffs departs from the village Vestmanna on the island Streymoy regularly between late April until late September.