Lake Above the Ocean & Vágar Island

Lake Above the Ocean & Vágar Island

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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.


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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Bøsdalafossur waterfall
Mjørkadalur Prison


What to bring

Warm/Rainproof Clothes

Good to know

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.

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