Lake Above the Ocean & Vágar Island
See the spectacular Múlafossur Waterfall and other breathtaking sites on the island of Vágar. This full day guided tour starts in Tórshavn.
Upon leaving Tórshavn heading north along the mountain road, you will get a magnificent view of the sea and landscape below and of Sornfelli mountain and Skælingsfjall mountain above. Along the mountain road, you will stop twice. First, there is a stop at Norðradalsskarð where you will see the winding road leading down the deep valley and the picturesque island Koltur in the horizon.
Next, you will experience the only prison in the Faroe Islands situated in the Mjørkadalur valley. The view here is great. Add a lush grass roof to the prison and the view gets even better!
Your journey will continue to the first underwater tunnel in the Faroe Islands which opened back in 2002. The almost five kilometres long tunnel connects the islands Streymoy and Vágar.
When you get to Vágar island, you will head to the village Sandavágur. You will visit the red and white church and go inside the church to see the Runestone found in the nearby Eingjartoftum. The Runestone dates back to the 13th century.
Next, you will pass the village Miðvágur and then travel smoothly alongside the Lake Leitisvatn to Sørvágur. West of Sørvágur lies the beautiful village Bøur from where you will have a breathtaking view of the islets Tindhólmur and the sea arch Drangarnir. You will go for a stroll between the cosy turf roofed houses and the tiny church that lies lumped together along the river close to the white sandy beach. Far in the distance you will see the bird island Mykines.
The last stop on the tour is Gásadalur - one of the most jaw-dropping attractions in the Faroe Islands. Gásadalur is surrounded by stunning mountains and you will also have a panoramic view towards the puffin island Mykines. Gásadalur is one of the most authentic experiences in the Faroe Islands due to its remoteness. Until very recently, Gásadalur was the only village in the Faroe Islands with no road connection. Now there is a tunnel from Bøur to Gásadalur.
Gásadalur is most famous for Múlafossur Waterfall. You will get close to the waterfall and make sure to snap the iconic picture with the cascading waterfall with the small village Gásadalur as a backdrop.
You can add a hike to the Lake above the Ocean during the booking process. You will hike 8 kilometres to experience the optical illusion Trælanípa, the Bøsdalafossur Waterfall and the rock wall Geituskorardrangur. Adding this hiking opportunity to this booking will extend your tour 3 hours. You will be taken back to Tórshavn after the tour and dropped off there.
Now choose a date and book your day tour to all the awe-inspiring gems on Vágar island. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 7 hours
- Activities: Hiking, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The village Sandavágur is situated on the island Vagar. It is the last village before you enter the sub-sea tunnel leading to the main island Streymoy. Just a short drive from the village Sandavágur lies the impressive rock formation Trøllkonufingur or the Troll Woman's Finger.
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.
The highest point Norðradalsskarð on the road leading to Norðradalur is one of the most hearthbreakingly beautiful sights in the Faroe Islands. You will get a great natural panorama with towering mountains and sheer coastline cliffs. Norðradalur translates directly to the Northern Valley.
The small farm village lies on the western side of Streymoy island. The three mountains Fjallið millum Botnar (690 metres), Stiðjafjall (547 metres) and Tungulíðfjall (535 metres) make up the foundation of the valley Norðradalur.
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.
The island Koltur has a beautiful and striking shape. Koltur is the second smallest island in the Faroe Islands. Its highest point is the monumental cone-shaped peak of Kolturshamar also called Uppi á Oyggj (477 m). Rising steeply and intensely green out of the sea during summer, it dominates any view of the island.
Koltur has been visited by only few people. Number of inhabitants living on Koltur island: 1 person.
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 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.
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.
Pickup time : 09:00.
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When you have visited all the sites on this tour, the driver will take a different route back to Tórshavn in order for you to see as much of the landscape as possible. You will be dropped of right at your hotel in Tórshavn.