Faroe Islands - The Classic Tour
Faroe Islands - The Classic Tour
Viking Hiking | Streymoy Island
Viking Hiking | Streymoy Island
Day Tour to Kalsoy and Kallur Lighthouse
Day Tour to Kalsoy and Kallur Lighthouse
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Golden Circle & Slættaratindur

Golden Circle & Slættaratindur
Hiking Faroe Islands
Highest summit Faroe Islands
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Enjoy the scenic day tour to the Golden Circle and if you like combine the tour with a hike to the highest summit in the Faroe Islands. The mountain Slættaratindur is a great hike and the scenery is lovely up hill and on the top.

The tour starts in Tórshavn in the morning. After you have been picked up, you will head north on Streymoy island to the village Saksun with the famous tidal lagoon. From Saksun you will drive further north. You will stop by the impressive Fossá Waterfall, which drops in two levels. Fossá is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands. You will enjoy Fossá before visiting the village Tjørnuvík nestled peacefully in a deep valley. 

Now, you will enter Eysturoy island and head further north and drive up the steep winding road beneath the Slættaratindur mountain to the Eiðisskarð pass from where your hike to the top will start if you add the hike to the tour. Slættaratindur peaks at 880 metre above sea level. You will reach the highest point in the Faroe Islands with a experienced tour guide that will keep you on the path all the way to the highest peak. 

The hike to Slættaratindur is an add-on option to this tour. When adding the hike to the highest mountain Slættaratindur to this day tour, you will do the hike instead of visiting the village Gjógv. 

Your hike will start halfway up the mountain as the road will take you to almost 400 metres above ocean level. Hiking to the summit will take 1 hour. Weather permitting, you will stay on the top for one hour or so.

The weather is unpredictable on the top. You can experience standing in the middle of clouds and only see Slættaratindur itself. But on a clear day you will have a fantastic view over almost all islands in the Faroe Islands from the northernmost island to the southernmost island.

If you choose the extra add-on hike to Slættaratindur, you will have a packed lunch on the top of the Faroe Islands and also a bottle of water. The hike downhill from the top will take just under 1 hour. 

On your way back to Tórshavn, you will stop at Eiðiskollur. Here you will see the two marvellous stone formations out of the sea, "Risin and Kellingin". When heading back to Tórshavn, you will see steep mountains and several charming valleys lying side by side. There are great photo opportunities on this day tour that will bring you stunning views of the unspoiled nature in the Faroe Islands.  

Make sure to explore the beauty when standing on the top of the Faroe Islands as well as experiencing the golden circle tour. Check availability for Golden Circle and Slættaratindur by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: May. - Sep.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Saksun, Eiði, Slættaratindur, Streymoy, Oyggjarvegur, Norðradalur, Tjørnuvík, Hvalvík, Fossá Waterfall, Eysturoy, Sornfelli, Risin & Kellingin, Mjørkadalur Prison, Norðradalsskarð
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Be in good time at the pick-up point. Our pick-up schedule is as following: Hotel Tórshavn (08:40 AM) Hotel Hafnia (08:45 AM) Main Bus Terminal "Farstøðin" (08:50 AM) Hotel Streym (08:55 AM) Hotel Havgrím (08:55 AM) Campsite við Strond (08:55AM) Hotel Føroyar (09:00 AM)
  • Local Guide

  • Transport from Tórshavn

  • Packed Lunch

  • Bottled Water

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Small-group tour

  • Free WIFI

What to bring:
  • Warm/Waterproof clothes

  • Good Hiking Shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

You will be picked up just outside your hotel or designated pickup in the capital, Tórshavn. The driver will make sure to take a scenic route back to Tórshavn along the old mountain road. This will secure you as many great sights as possible during your day tour.

You can add a hike to Slætttaratindur to this booking. The hike to the highest summit in the Faroe Islands can be done by most people as it is pretty easy.



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The tour was great - good group size, ample time on each site and informative guide. We even had a local Mayor as our guide for the hike!
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Magnus and me finished this a bit to fast. He said it was because I don’t stop every 10 minutes to take photos! We were done in about 2 and half hours, the view on top was amazing and I was glad that Magnus moved the date for me taking in consideration the weather. My only advice is that I was very lucky to see everything from the peak and that to in November. The success rate even during the summer months to see clearly everything is a little less then 50%. But if your not into getting that amazing picture, the hike is still amazing. I cant praise Magnus enough, great conversationist as it was just him and me for this tour. The climb wasn’t hard at all. Thanks for the memories and lucky some really cool photos to take back.
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