Wonders of Vágar Island | Departure from Tórshavn
Enjoy a full day guided tour to the top attractions on Vágar island. This tour will let you experience the optical illusion lake at Trælanípan and the otherworldly village Gásadalur. The sceneries on Vágar island are some of the most picturesque in the whole of Faroe Islands.
Travellers across the globe have selected Trælanípan as a must-do attraction for its optical illusion when looking over Lake Sørvágsvatn from certain angles. This strange illusion has also given the lake several names such as “Lake above the ocean”, “Floating lake” and the “Hovering Lake”. Gásadalur is know for it’s amazing scenery with the beautiful waterfall falling into the ocean.
On this trip, you will be picked up in Tórshavn at 9h00 and drive to Miðvágur where the hike to Trælanípan begins. You will hike past Sørvágslake, the biggest lake on the Faroes, to Trælanípan and Bøssdalafossur and enjoy the stunning and unique view over the steep cliffs and the lake above the ocean.
Returning from the hike, you will head to Gásadalur to see the captivating scenery with the small village and the waterfall. On your way back home again you will stop at Fiskastykki, a cosy local café in Sandavágur where you will have lunch. You will be back in Tórshavn again around 15h00.
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- Available: May. - Aug.
- Duration: 8 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Dinner
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 12 years.
- 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.
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.
Pickup time : 08:30.
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What to bring:
Warm and waterproof clothes