The Classic Tour of Vágar

The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
The Classic Tour of Vágar
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Experience all the classic locations on Vágar, hence the name :) This tour is for those who want to maximise their experience on Vágar Island.

So you'll see, Sørvágsvatn, also known as Leitisvatn lake (Lake above the Ocean), you will hike to Trælanípa (the optical illusion spot), Bøsdalafossur (the biggest waterfall in the North Atlantic ocean).

You'll then go to the village of Bøur and see the beautiful traditional old church there, and walk between the cute old traditional turf houses where you sometimes see sheep eating grass on top of, and see the architecture and building styles.

In Bøur you'll go to the beach there overlooking Drangarnir (the island with the hole in the middle) and Tindhólm (the very narrow island til all the pointy fingers at the top).

Finally you'll head to Gásadalur and see the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur that you see on all the postcards. Here you'll see puffins nesting and other birds as well.

The tour is 4 hours and the price is calculated after that hour number. We have built this tour so that it is jam packed full with jaw-dropping sights. We cover as much seight-seeing as possible in these 4 hours.

Sometimes we need to drop a small part out of the hike, if people are too slow at hiking or need to take too many brakes, which we totally understand. Typically it's the waterfall Bøsdalafossur that we take out of the hike. This is very rare but it is a decision we sometimes need to take in order to keep the timetable and price.

You can add a lunchbox for 100 DKK pr person. It includes: Faroese bottled water or hot tee/coffee (you decide. The hot drinks are the bestsellers, since you can drink the water out if the freshwater springs that we will pass by). Some traditional Faroese Food, some classic food, fruit, and something sweet.

You can do the Classic Tour upon request. Any day at any time after 10am.

You will meet the guide at the gas station Magn in the village of Miðvágur. You can see the meeting point in Google street view. If you want to be picked up at the airport, we will do that at no extra cost.

Book this tour and let us know at what time and date you would like to do the tour and we will go on this exciting adventure on the beautiful island of Vágar :) Check availability by choosing a date.


Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Bird Watching
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Múlafossur, Gasadalur, Trælanípan (Slave Cliff), Bøur, Vágar, Bøsdalafossur waterfall, Leitisvatn, Tindhólmur, Vágar Airport
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : Flexible.

Free pick up as long as we pick you up on Vágar island. If you want to be picked up on Vágar island, please write your pick up location.

Included:
  • Tour guide

  • Transport in Vágar

  • Transport to Vágar


What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Good hiking shoes

  • Wind and rain proof jacket


Good to know:

The best way to get to Magn gas station from Tórshavn is by taking the bus route 300 leaving from the bus terminal by the harbour in Tórshavn 7 days a week at 09:15 am. You will then reach the gas station in the village Miðvágur at 09:55 am.

If you have your own car then drive to the gas station Magn where there are good opportunities for parking.

We do free pickup on Vágar Islands. Once you book the tour, you can co-ordinate pickup directly with the guide. The tour price covers all transportation between different highlights i.e. Múlafossur, Gasadalur, Trælanípan (Slave Cliff), Bøur, Bøsdalafossur waterfall, Leitisvatn, Tindhólmur. We will drop you off wherever you like on Vágar island at the end of the tour. If you want to be dropped off elsewhere than Vagar island, you can add transportation to Tórshavn during the booking process.



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Absolutely lovely tour, we had the chance to get to know more about Faroe's history and traditions and our guide Jana was always willing to tell us more and more, and also took with patience many pictures of us :) Super!
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The tour was great! The walk didn't seem far because the view was amazing. If you have a limited time on the islands, this is the perfect tour because you get to see all the highlights. Our guide Jana is kind and helpful too!
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i had a wonderful trip with Annika..she was very knowledgable and i had a chance to taste the fermented whale meat that she made herself..i would recommended Annika for everyone who would like to see the vagar...Thanks Annika
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Our tour guide Annika was amazing. She's very accommodating and knowledgeable about the history of Faroe Islands. We truly enjoyed our day with her. Very flexible schedule. We covered a lot of places and she took us to some beautiful sites in the island of Vagar. She prepared a feast for us for lunch and have us taste some Faroese food. Will definitely recommend this tour to our family and friends.
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Awesome tour of the highlights on Vagar island (where most of the Instagram photos of Faroe Islands are located)! My guide, Janna, was awesome, and she grew up hiking to most of the spots on this tour. So she knew exactly where to go and how to have a safe trip. Would highly recommend booking this tour to make sure you see some of the top spots on the Faroe Islands! Also, you now need an official tour guide in order to visit Lake Sørvágsvatn (i.e. the lake above the ocean).
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My mother & I did the Classic Tour of Vágar with our lovely guide Annika. Right from the beginning to the end, she was welcoming, friendly, professional, and very engaging and informative – enough can’t be said about her really. You could tell that she was proud to be Faroese (and from Vágar) and it came across during the tour, from the people, history, lifestyle, the culture, the food and all the knowledge she had about the landscapes which made the whole experience that more exciting. The actual tour itself was exactly what we wanted from Vágar. We had about 3 seasons that day -sunshine, rain and wind which made the hike to Trælanípa a little slippery at times with all the mud, though walking along Sørvágsvatn and to Bøsdalafossur was fairly easy. Our stop at Bøur was completely charming and delightful in every way, as well as walking along the pebble beach. Our final stop was Gásadalur and the picturesque Múlafossur waterfall. The scenic landscape is truly enchanting, just as the whole country is. We really are grateful for such an invaluable day in Vágar and more so for seeing it with Annika! Thank you very much! Best regards, from South Africa :)
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Had a great experience in February when doing the Classic tour on Vágar. I will recommend the tour to all those wanting to see beautiful nature on Vagar island.
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Annika was super kind! She knows lots of stuff about all the wonderful scenery that surrounded us. The snow level was really extreme, that demanded an extra effort to get through the landscape. We'd suggest that, in winter, this tour starts in the morning, as we had to run to get to the last waterfall with sunshine. The veggie food was good! Thank you very much!
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We had a great time on our tour of Vagar. Our guide was wonderful as she was very knowledgeable and we had some great conversations about the islands, the people, and their traditions and way of life. The weather cooperated surprisingly well on our morning hike, and Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur were absolutely stunning. We were able to pause to take pictures whenever we wanted and still made good time. Gásadalur and Bøur were just as beautiful. We opted for the lunch option, and the homemade sandwiches really hit the spot! I highly recommend the Classic Tour of Vagar, as having the insight of a guide was really invaluable.
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I definitely reccomend this tour to everyone who want to have some nice relaxing guided tour! It was one of the most amazing experience on this island with our professional and friendly guide Jana. We could enjoy the tour more than we expected and she introduced us meny interesting things of Faroe island. And even the weather was getting very misty after the hiking tour of Bøsdalafossur, she managed to get us see the spectacular scenery at Gásadalur. We appreciate her a lot for the everything she’s done for us. I’m sure that you will enjoy the tour with the guide here like us or even more!
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