Viking Hiking | Streymoy Island
Spend some time in the great outdoors in the footsteps of the Vikings and get acquainted with the untouched nature. You will have mountains in all directions and be far away from city life. Take home unforgettable moments in nature.
This day tour samples the best of South Streymoy. You will see the landscapes where Viking settlers used to trek and you will hear stories about how Vikings gathered in Tinganes in Tórshavn.
Your tour guide will pick you up in Tórshavn. After a 15 minutes drive, you will start hiking through the valley Mannafelsdalur. From there you will go on a journey that is often referred to as Faroe Islands in miniature.
Soon you will see the two white domes on top of Sornfelli and you will have an amazing panoramic view of the Troll Woman's Finger or Trøllkonufingur and Vagar island. When you stand in these landscapes, it feels like you are in a scene in Lord of the Rings. Weather permitting, you will have the chance to see golden ambience from the skies as the sun pushes its way through the clouds.
This tour offers you otherworldly waterfalls, beutiful valleys, and dramatic coastal cliffs. The tour guide will also make sure that you explore some of the most hidden spots in South Streymoy. Hiking in the footsteps of the Vikings is the perfect tour for those looking for the finest natural marvels in the Faroe Islands.
You will have endless photo opportunities so make sure to expose your camera to some of Faroe Island's most undiscovered sights. Hence, if you want to practice your skills as a photographer, the tour guide will bring you to the best spots.
Now, you will hike down to the Norðradalur valley. Soak in the beautiful view of the islands Koltur and Hestur. When you reach Norðradalur, you will have some refreshments before heading to Tórshavn. Your tour guide will give you an introduction to the oldes district, Tinganest. Here you will walk on cobbled stone and along turf-roofed houses all painted red. At the end of the Tinganes peninsula, you will see the Prime Minister's office.
Your tour guide has a deep passion for nature and will secure you the best views along the hike. Also, you will be historically enlightened along the hike and when you walk on the ancient narrow streets in Tinganes where Vikings once met every summer.
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- Available: All year
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing, Cultural Activity
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Minimum age: 12 years.
- Languages: English
Tinganes is the oldest part of Torshavn. Among it's grass roofed houses you will also find the Prime Minister's office and other government buildings.
The main attraction on the island of Hestur is the mystical caves on the east side of the island. Both Eggjarrók and Múlin reaches exactly 421 metres above sea level and these two peaks are the highest points on the island.
Tórshavn is the capital in the Faroe Islands. This is the hub from where most people go out and explore the untouched nature on the 18 islands.
The capital is situated a 40 minutes drive from the only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airtport (FAE). Tórshavn is nestled on Streymoy island which is connected to Vagar island and the airport there by a sub-sea tunnel. You can reach Tórshavn from the airport by public bus and taxi. Most car rental companies have offices at the airport and they all offer you to pick up and drop off your car at the airport.
You will find most hotels in the Faroe Islands in Tórshavn including the only 4 star hotel (two new 4 starred hotels will open in May 2020). All hotels are in a walking distance from cafés and restaurants in the city centre.
Almost all day tours to the different attractions in the Faroe Islands start from Tórshavn. Most tours use the Tórshavn Bus Terminal as a pickup location. Pick up for all day tours is typically made between 8 and 9 in the morning.
The public ferry Smyril to Suðuroy islands departs from the harbour in Tórshavn as well as the ferry Ternan to Nólsoy island. The departure location at the harbour is near by Tinganes which is the oldest district in Tórshavn. Tinganes is where you will find the Prime Minister's Office as well as government ministries.
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.
Trøllkonufingurin or the Troll Woman's Finger is a rock formation rising 313 metres out of the sea outide of the village Sandavágur. When in Sandavágur you can drive towards the Trøllkonufingur and then walk just a couple of minutes to get at good view of this much photographed icon.
Pickup time : Flexible.
You will be picked up in Tórshavn. Tell us where you want to be picked up in Tórshavn.
What to bring:
Good hiking boots
Wind proof jacket