Trælanípa | Hike with a local guide
Enjoy a guided hike to Trælanípa only 5 minutes away from Vagar Airport. This iconic cliff is one of the main reasons why travellers visit Faroe Islands. You will join a local guide from the nearest village who has the knowledge and experiences trekking the path to the steep cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the famous lake hanging over the salty sea.
What makes this tour unique is the combination of nature and the local guide, who knows the story, the nature and all the sheep grazing along the path to Trælanípan, the Slave Rock. Tours ar emade each day at 9am, 12pm, and 15pm.
Your tour guide is also a local shepherd and has the needed respect for both the untouched nature and the heights. The guide will show you to the right spot and will make sure that you are safe when you stand on the very edge with awesome photo opportunities. This is one of the best views in the Faroe Islands for landscapes photos.
You will hike along the lake Leitisvatn also known as Sørvágsvatn on your way to Traelanipan. A tour guide is required when experiencing the Lake above the Ocean.
It feels like standing on the very edge of the world when you feel the wind and you witness the beautiful sight that attracts visitors to this remote location. Trælanípa is untouched nature at its best.
The hike to Trælanipa is easy. However, with a risk of fog and taking into account the vertical cliff way above the ocean, you will be thankful for the local advice when hiking to Trælanípan with a experienced guide. The sight from Trealanipa is exceptional during winter also, and you will feel perfectly safe with the local tour guide even though it can be icy.
You will meet the tour guide at the official hiking shed to the Trælanípa. This is the trailhead for this top attraction in the Faroe Islands. The shed is situated just outside the village Miðvágur. You will see a sign saying “Trælanípa” when you get to the church in the village Miðvágur. Follow the sign for 500 metres and you will get to the shed.
From the shed, your tour guide will take you on a hike to one of the most appreciated locations in the Faroe Islands. When you see Trælanípan, you will understand why.
Now, book this tour today to secure yourself a hike to Trælanípa with a local guide. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: All year
- Duration: 3 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 7 years.
- Languages: English
From Trælanípan, in English Slave Cliff, you can see the lake overlooking the salty North Atlantic ocean. This is one of the most popular spots in the Faroe Islands. The trailhead to Traelanipa is very close to Vagar Airport on Vágar Island.
The hike from the parking area 5 minutes from the airport takes 1 hour. The parking lot beside a small shed from where the hike to Trælanípa starts is located next to the village Miðvágur. There are signs in Miðvágur pointing you in the direction to the shed.
You will hike along the lake Leitisvatn on your way to Trælanípa. This is also the lake that you will see perched above the ocean from the sheer cliff. The waterfall Bøsdalafossur drops from the lake into the ocean just beside this popular attraction. Book guided tour to Trælanípan.
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.
In order to reach Bøsdalafossur, you will hike 3 kilometres from near the village Miðvágur. There is no elevation along the route. You will walk between 30-40 metres above sea level all they way to Bøsdalafossur.
There are two other great attractions in the same area as Bøsdalafossur. You will find the towering free-standing rock wall Geituskorardrangur here as well as Trælanípan where you will experience the lake hanging above the ocean.
Bøsdalafossur lies on the same island as where you will find Vagar Airport. The hike to Bøsdalafossur starts only 5 kilometres from the airport.
If it has not been too rainy the days before you visit Bøsdalafossur then you can cross the river and get closer to the majestic rock formation Geituskorardrangur. The sea stack is only a 5 minutes walk from the waterfall.
Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn as it is also called is the lake from which the waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres. This is the well-known lake that will create an optical illusion when seen from the cliff Trælanípan.
Leitisvatn is situated on the island Vágar. This is the island where your flight will descend and land if you come to the Faroe Islands by aeroplane as Vagar Airport is situated on the same island as Lake Leitisvatn.
This rock formation on the island Vagar towers 116 metres below sea level. You will get the best view of this free standing sea-stack just beside Bøsdalafossur Waterfall. In order to reach Geituskorardrangur, you will hike for one hour along Lake Leitisvatn.
Departure time : 09:00. 10:00, 12:00, 15:00,
You meet us at the departure location.
Local tour guide
Farmer's hiking fee
What to bring:
Good hiking shoes
Wind and rain proof jacket
Good to know:
Doing a guided hike to Trælanípa is the safest way for you and the best way for everyone to maintain nature untouched.