Trælanípa Hike & Highlights of Vágar Island

Trælanípa Hike & Highlights of  Vágar Island
Bosdalafossur waterfall
Slave's cliff
Lake Sorvagsvatn
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Experience some of Faroe Island's true wonders with this extraordinary hiking tour on Vágar Island where you will see the insta-famous Lake above the Ocean, the legendary Bøsdalafossur waterfall and the towering sea-stack Geituskorardrangur. Those who are looking for an unbelievable hiking adventure in the untouched nature need to look no further.

You will be picked up in Tórshavn at your hotel or other designated pick up location. Tie your laces on your hiking shoes and jump on the coach. Now, you will head from Streymoy island to the west to Vágar island.

The first half of this tour will take you to sights such as Gásadalur where you will see the waterfall Múlafossur, to the charming village Bøur where you will have a picturesque view of Tindhólmur islet and Drangarnir sea-stacks, ad to the village Sandavágur with one of the most beautiful churches in the Faroe Islands.  

Now, get ready for some epic hiking. Your hike tour starts in the afternoon from lake Leitisvatn also known as lake Sorvagsvatn. The hike to these attractions is easy and beautiful with almost no elevation. You will walk along the lake towards the edge of the island where the basalt walls meet the salty ocean. Expect to hike for one hour from your starting point to Trælanípa which translates directly to the Slave's Cliff.

On this tour, you will have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking view from the sheer black cliff of Trælanípa where you will have the iconic view of lake lying there above the North Atlantic ocean. You will then do a much shorter hike to the stunning waterfall Bøsdalafossur.

This tour has it all. Múlafossur waterfall, a stunning lake and the famous sight from the sheered cliff. The sharp peak at the edge of the cliff is what makes Trælanípan to such an overwhelming experience.

Bøsdalafossur waterfall thunders down the ocean and the sight towards the sheer cliff of Trælanípan will stay in your heart from the first time you see it. If it has not been too rainy the days before your hike, then you can cross the river and get close to Geituskorardrangur which is a majestic rock formation.

Turn to the southwest when you stand on the edges of Vágar and you will see nothing but the wast Atlantic Ocean and the undulating waves. During windy days waves are enormous here. 

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Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 7 years.
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Drangarnir, Gasadalur, Trælanípan (Slave Cliff), Bøur, Sandavágur, Oyggjarvegur, Vágar, Bøsdalafossur waterfall, Leitisvatn, Tindhólmur, Sornfelli, Mjørkadalur Prison, Geituskorardrangur, Norðradalsskarð
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 09:00.

Be in good time at the pick-up point. Our pick-up schedule is as following:

  • Hotel Havn - 62N Hotel (08:40 AM)
  • 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 (08:55 AM)
  • Hotel Føroyar (09:00 AM)
  • Giljanes Guesthouse (09:30 AM)
  • Hotel Vágar (09:45 AM)
  • Tour Guide

  • Transportation

  • Packed Lunch

  • Bottled Water

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Entrance fee

  • Sub-Sea tunnel fee

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

  • Free WIFI

What to bring:
  • Warm/Rainproof Clothes

  • Very Good Hiking Shoes

  • Camera

Good to know:

When you head from Tórshavn to Vagar, you will take the old mountainous route with lots of epic photo opportunities the most famous being the Norðradalsskarð pass where you will see the Island Koltur. Before your hike starts, you will explore some of the highlights on Vágar island including the small villages Gásadslur and Bøur. Afterwards, you will start hiking from Lake Leitisvatn for 3.5 kilometres to the edge of Vagar island. When you get to Trælanípa, you will have your packed lunch while enjoying the breathtaking scenery. At the end of the day, you will be dropped off in Tórshavn outside your hotel or other designated drop off locations.



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Trælanípa Hike & Highlights of  Vágar Island