Golden Tour to Vagar Island
Join the adventure in the unique terain on Vagar Island to some of the most famous spots in the whole of Faroe Islands. The tour culminates at one of the most breathtaking attractions of all: Múlafossur Waterfall that drops straight into the ocean.
This 4 hour tour is for anyone who like to see some of the attractions on Vagar island which make Faroe Islands such a worthwhile destonation to visit. From your seat, you will feel as if you are being taken to a land and landscapes of unspoiled magic. There will be photo stops along the route from Tórshavn to Vágar Island.
You will be picked up in the capital, Tórshavn, in the morning. On your journey to Vágar Island, you will be privy to beautiful sceneries. Your first stop will be Norðradalsskarð mountain pass just outside of Tórshavn. From this spot, you will have a great view of the Norðradalur valley with the iconic island Koltur out there in the horizon.
Next, you will pass the only prison in the Faroe Islands that sits on the hillside of the Kaldbaksbotnur fjord on a miraculus location. Prisoners here have a gorgeous view of the awe-inspiring fjord from the turf roofed jail.
Now, you will take the underwater-tunnel from Streymoy island to the nightbouring island Vágar. Here, you will pass three villages Sandavágur, Miðvágur and Sørvágur before entering the village Bøur. From this small settlement, you will get the perfect view of Tindhólmur islet and the sea stacks uDrangarnir with a hole in the middle.
Your last stop will be the vital village Gásadalur where you will have time to enjoy the unbelievable waterfall Múlafossur. You will also have the opportunity to go for a stroll in the village nearby the waterfall and sit down in a local café for a cup of coffee or tea. From the window in the café, you will see the puffin island Mykines in the background. If you are fortunate, you will also experience puffins in Gásadalur right next to the waterfall.
Seats fill quickly on this popular tour to Vágar island. Experience some of the very best that the Faroe Islands has to offer on this quintessential tour to Vagar island. Check availability by choosing date.
- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
Múlafossur is a watarfall like no other. A nice walk from the village houses in Gásadalur you'll find this famous waterfall. Múlafossur is situated on Vagar island some 11 km (7 miles) from Vagar Airport. Just before getting to the waterfall, you will drive through the Gásadalstunnilin tunnel.
There is a parking lot near the waterfall. From this parking lot, you will walk for 2 minutes in order to reach the breathtakingly beautiful waterfall that drops into the ocean. The waterfall is over 30 meters (100 feet) high.
During windy days, you are likely to see the water rising up into the air. This is a common phenomena all around the Faroe Islands.
Múlafossur translates directly to the Promontory waterfall. The village sits high and with a sheer drop where the waterfall plunges into the ocean.
This spectacular rock formation with the iconic hole in it is located off the island of Vágar towards the visually dramatic islet of Tindholmur. Drangarnir translates directly to "The sea stacks" and the two sea stacks that together form Drangarnir are called Stóri Drangur or "Large sea stack" and Lítli Drangur or "Small sea stack". You can either experience Dangarnir at a distance in the village Bøur or get close to the attraction in a boat.
Travellers will also pass the sea arch when heading west to the island Mykines from the village Sørvágur. The sea can be rough around the sea-stacks but on most days small boats can sail through the arch.
The hike to Drangarnar is difficult. Most people are not interested in hiking to Drangarnar because it takes a whole day and it is quite challenging, especially the fact that your feet are bent in the same angle for about 3 hours straight each way.
Gásadalur is a remote village on Vágar island. Until recently it could only be accessed by hiking on foot over the mountains, but now the village is accessible through a driving tunnel and has become a favourite with visitors to the Islands.
Home to the famous picturesque waterfall Múlafossur, Gásadalur has a cafe and guesthouse, serving locally sourced lunch, cakes and coffee. Gásadalur translates directly to "the Goose Valley".
Gásadalur is surrounded by two mountains both over 700 metres. To the east Eysturtindur reaches 715 metres above sea level and to the north Árnafjall elevates 722 metres high. Eysturtindur translates directly to "the Peak to the East".
You can experience the village throughout the year. It takes 20 minutes to reach Gásadalur from Vagar Airport.
Bøur is a small village on the way to Gásadalur and the famous waterfall Múlafossur on the island Vágar. From Bøur you have a great view towards the peaky and uninhabited islet Tindhólmur and the stacks Drangarnir. There are many turf houses in this small village that is nestled only a 10 minutes' drive from Vágar Airport.
Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of the archipelago and makes up 24% of the total land area and 50% of the entire population. You will find stunning sights on Streymoy island such as the villages Saksun and Tjørnuvík and the tallest waterfall Fossá.
The best known attraction on the island is the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs in the village Vestmanna. Streymoy is connected by roads to two neighbouring islands Vágar island and Eysturoy island by a 5 kilometre (3,1 miles) sub-sea tunnel and a 250 metres (820 feet) bridge, respectively.
Vagar island is the westernmost of the largest islands in the Faroe Islands. The island is like a ‘Faroe Islands in Miniature’ due to the wealth of attractions and natural wonders found here.
The island of Vágar is home to many of the most loved places in the Faroe islands among others: Múlafossur waterfall in the tidy village Gásadalur, the 313 metre (1027 feet) high rock formation Trøllkonufingur just outside the village Sørvágur and the sea stack Dunnesdrangar west of the airport.
On this island you will also experience the sheer cliff Trælanípan from where you will see the lake above the ocean, the waterfall Bøsdalafossur that flows into the Atlantoc Ocean from the largest lake in the Faroe Islands, Leitisvatn, and the village Bøur with lots of turf roofed houses and from where you can also see the famouse Drangarnir sea-stacks with the hole in the middle and the islet Tindhólmur with the many peaky upright tips.
You can see Árnafjall mountain when in the popular village Gásadalur. Árnafjall peaks at 722 metres (2369 feet) and is the highest mountain on Vágar island. The only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airport (FAE), is also situated on this island.
This might be the only prison in the world with grass roof. Mjørkadalur Prison is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of nowhere in a valley with nothing else than a epic view of the Kaldbaksbotnur Fjord.
From this point you will have the unbelievable view of the deep valley Norðradalur and the small island Koltur framed out in the ocean. This popular attraction is a 15 minutes ride from Tórshavn on Streymoy island. Norðradalsskarð is one of the most windy places in the Faroe Islands. During winter the wind speed will some days reach 120 miles per hour and even higher speed.
From Norðradalsskarð you will also experience the winding road leading down the mountain side to the farm in the Norðradalur valley. Norðradalsskarð is situated 270 metres (885 feet) above sea level. The road from the mountain pass and down to the valley is 2,4 km (1,5 miles).
Pickup time : 08:30.
Pickup at hotels and the bus terminal take place approximately 5-15 minutes after excursion starts.
Transport from Tórshavn
Sub-sea tunnel fee
What to bring:
Good footwear and warm clothes
Good to know:
Due to changing wheater conditions, we recommend warm clothes.