Vestmanna Sea Cliffs | Boat Trip
Step aboard a boat and go on an unforgettable adventure to Vestmanna Sea Cliffs. On this classic Faroe Islands experience you will have the opportunity to see some of the most remarkable coastline in the Faroe Islands.
The trip departures from the harbour in Vestmanna, a village in impressive amphitheatrical setting. You will have the chance to enjoy the café just beside the departure point and right next to the café you will also see a selection of small fishing boats belonging to the villagers.
After everything is set, you will sail out of the harbour and head straight to the stunning sea cliffs. You will sail through breathtaking nature and explore the great wildlife just outside of Vestmanna.
The Vestmanna Sea Cliffs are a natural wonder and a must-see experience while in the Faroe Islands. Sheer mountain sides, towering sea stacks, and rich birdlife is what you will explore on this one and a half hour boat tour.
You will sail near these amazing cliffs and if weather permits you will be sailed through rocky gorges. This scenic attraction will get you near to several bird species that are nesting in the narrow sloping ledges in the cliffs.
From the boat you will see high mountain peaks on the island Streymoy and many caves along the coastline. You will sail only few metres from the highest sea stack in the area Heygadrangur which rises 144 m out of the salty North Atlantic Ocean.
The boat trip along the narrow channel between sea stacks and the coast is a fascinating and unforgettable experience. There are no signs of human construction or development in this area adding to the undisturbed and untouched experience when going on the journey to the cliffs north of Vestmanna.
Explore the breathtaking cliffs of Vestmanna on this boat trip with daily departures in summer. Check availability by choosing a date.
- Available: May. - Sep.
- Duration: 1,5 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing, Boat Trip, Bird Watching
- Difficulty: Easy
- Languages: English
These cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. Boat tours are made from April to September to Vestmanna Bird Cliffs and departs from the village Vestmanna. It takes less than half an hour to sail to the sheer cliffs, sea stacks rising sky-high from the ocean, and dark basalt grottos.
Vestmanna Bird Cliffs are known as Vestmannabjørgini by the locals. These cliffs make up 5 kilometre of the coastline on Streymoy island north of Vestmanna. There is a fantastic wildlife here as birds are nesting in the cliffs and thrive flying in the untouched surroundings.
Boat tours to the Vestmanna Sea Cliffs take two hours. Weather permitting, you will sail into natural grottos and caves formed by the waves crashing into the rock walls.
Along the way to the sea cliffs, you will have Vágar island on your left hand side. The nearest village not far from the cliffs is Saksun lying deep into a narrow strait that leads to a natural tidal lagoon.
In order to reach Vestmanna where the boat the the cliffs depart, you will drive for 40 minutes from Tórshavn or Vágar Airport. There are lots of parking spaces on the harbour in Vestmanna next to where the boat journey to Vestmanna Birds Cliffs start.
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 beautiful village of Vestmanna has a great natural harbour, the best wind protected campsite in the Faroe Islands and several great attractions for locals and tourists alike.
Boats to Vestmanna Sea Cliffs, one of the most popular experiences in the Faroe Islands, depart from the harbour in Vestmanna. The harbour is situated just upon arrival in the village.
You will find stunning nature above the village. You can drive on narrow roads to enter lakes that are nestled from 100 metres (328 feet) and up to 350 metres (1148 feet) above sea level.
Departure time : 10:15. 14:15,
You will find Vestmanna Tourist Centre upon arrival in Vestmanna at the harbour.
Transport to Vestmanna
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If you come to Vestmanna in your own car, park by the large parking lot next to the pier where the boat to Vestmanna Birds Cliffs also known as Vestmannabjørgini departs.
You can also take the public bus to Vestmanna from Tórshavn. In order to reach Vestmanna before the boat sails, make sure to jump on-board Route 100 from the bus terminal at the harbour in Tórshavn at 09:15 (for the 10:15 boat departure) or 13:15 (for the 14:14 boat departure). The bus will stop only 50 metres away from the boat. You will be in Vestmanna 5 minutes before departure. The boat always waits for the passengers to arrive with the bus. So no worries that the boat will sail before you reach Vestmanna! The bus waits for passengers from the boat when you are back at the harbour. The bus leaves Vestmanna on weekdays at 12:15 after the morning boat tour and 16:30 after the afternoon boat tour. During weekends the bus leaves later at 14:15 after the morning boat tour and 19:00 after the afternoon boat tour.
There are always available seats on the bus. You will pay your bus ticket onboard the bus and you can use your credit card.