3 waterfalls in 1 day | Múlafossur, Fossá, and the waterfalls in Saksun
Step right up to experience some of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Faroe Islands. This enticing tour will take you to the world-renowned sites: Múlafossur Waterfall, Fossá Waterfall and waterfalls in Saksun.
The waterfalls in the Fare Islands are countless. This tour will take you sightseeing and exploring the most stunningly beautiful waterfalls on two different islands in the Faroe Islands. The tour will satisfy all your senses and the memory will last a lifetime.
You will visit the picturesque and best known waterfall Múlafossur only a short drive from Vagar Airport. Here you will get a scenic view of Múlafossur Waterfall and the remote village Gásadalur that sits at the edge of the cliff.
Next up is the Fossá Waterfall on the island Streymoy. Fossá Waterfall has a double drop with black lava cliffs behind the foaming white water. You will hike to the first drop, which is an impressive experience. Fossá Waterfall is 140 metre in total.
Your last stop on this tour is Saksun. The village has a couple of waterfalls that you will chase together with your local guide. Among the waterfalls, that you will see in Saksun is the stunning Breiðá Waterfall running from the mountain Kopsenni.
Rain is quite common on the Faroe Islands as it rains more than 250 days a year. This is actually good news as the waterfalls on this tour only get more impressive when it rains, especially Fossá Waterfall and the waterfalls in Saksun.
The waterfalls on this tour are breathtaking so make sure to bring a good camera as there are great photo opportunities at all three waterfalls. All waterfalls on this tour are accessible in winter as well as in summer.
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- Available: All year
- Duration: 4 hours
- Activities: Sightseeing
- Difficulty: Easy
- Minimum age: 3 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.
Saksun is a remote little village on Streymoy island with a unique location placed above a beautiful lagoon. The lagoon used to form a good natural harbour, but during a storm it was blocked with sand.
The sand filled lagoon is now drawing people from near and far to admire its beauty. The lagoon filles up with seawater two times every day.
A favourite day trip destination among locals and tourists alike. At low tide locals flock to the tiny village to walk along the shore of the lagoon to the beach.
The village includes a turf-roofed church and a village museum. There are some lovely turf houses in the Dúvugarðar settlement in Saksun as well as some stunning waterfalls along the steep mountain sides.
There is a hiking opportunity to the nearby village Tjørnuvík. The hike is done along the old mountain trail between Dúvugarðar and Tjørnuvík. There are cairns along the route to guide you.
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.
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.
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.
Fossá Waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands and drops in two levels. The waterfall is easily accessible and stunningly majestic. You will find Fossá Waterfall in the northern end of Streymoy island just before you reach the village Haldarsvík.
Fossá is located on the east side of Streymoy island a 45 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. The waterfall lies next to the short bridge to the nearby Eysturoy island from where you can also experience Fossá. In this case, you will see the waterfall in the distance. Fossá is 140 metres tall.
Pickup time : 08-10 am.
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What to bring:
Good hiking shoes
Rain proof jacket