Experience Ásmundarstakkur, Rituskor & Sandvík
Enjoy a tour of Sandvík, the northernmost village of Suðuroy, home to the natural wonders Ásmundarstakkur and Rituskor. The village has a rich history starting back around 1000 years ago, all with a great view of the island Lítla Dímun, the smallest and only privately owned Faroese island.
A local tour guide will pick you up when you arrive with the ferry Smyril to Suðuroy after a two hour ferry ride from Tórshavn. The guide will then take you on a hike to the best possible view of the famous sea-stack Ásmundarstakkur, located on the stunning west side of Suðuroy. From there it is only a short hike to the iconic bridge above the cleft to the bird cliffs Rituskor.
The hike is relativly easy but due to the unpredictable Faroese weather, having a local present is always recommended. You will have the unique opportunity to cross this amazing bridge to the Rituskor cliffs.
When the hike is done, you will be invited into one of the local houses in the village Sandvík for some refreshments. Refreshed, you wil have a personable guided tour in the village.
You will be guided through the village of Sandvík first mentioned in the history books over 1000 years ago, when Faroese folkhero and Viking Sigmundur Brestisson svam ashore in Sandvík only to be murdered for the golden ring he wore on his arm, gifted to him by the king of Norway. There is a statue of Sigmundur in Sandvík that you will get close to.
There is a beautiful sandbeach in the village. You will visit the site where 14 men died in 1915, in the biggest whaling accident in Faroese history known simply as "Skaðagrindin".
The charming local museums and church are also definite must-sees on this tour. At the end of the tour, you tour guide will drive you back to the ferry port where the ferry Smyril departs to Tórshavn between two and trhee times a day.
Don't miss out these stunningly beautiful attractions on Suðuroy island. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 4,5 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 13 years.
- Languages: English, German, Danish, Faroese
Suðuroy is the southernmost of the Faroe Islands. Many people come to Suðuroy to enjoy the picturesque villages of Sandvík, Famjin, and Sumba, as well as to experiencing outstanding views to and from the mountains, hiking trips to caves and valleys. The highest mountain here is 610 metres. The mountain is called Gluggarnir.
Ásmundarstakkur is a stunning sea stack west of the village Sandvík on the islands of Suðuroy. A narrow road takes you all the way to this beautiful place in the northern part of Suðuroy.
You will have a great view of Ásmundarstakkur from the near by rock cleft Rituskor. In order to get to Rituskor, you will cross a short wooden bridge.
This amazing cleft on Suðuroy island elevates 289 metres above ocean level. In order to get to the cleft, you will cross a narrow wood bridge from the Suðuroy mainland.
The nearest village to Rituskor is Sandvík which is the most northernly village on the island Suðuroy. The epic scenery from the bridge has gained much attention by travellers. From Rituskor, you will have a great view of the Ásmundarstakkur sea-stack when looking north.
Departure time : Flexible.
Pickup at request
Transport in Suðuroy
Pickup upon arrival in Suðuroy
Transport to ferry port after the tour
Coffee & Tea break
Ferry ticket from Tórshavn to Suðuroy
What to bring:
Wind proof clothing
Good to know:
Timetable for the ferry Smyril departing from Tórshavn to Suðuroy. The ferry price for a Suðuroy roundtrip is 90 DKK. You will pay for the ferry tour on board the ferry Smyril.