3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands

Because there are so many mountains in the Faroe Islands, it can be quite a challenge to pick out hiking trails among the many options. Here are 3 easy hiking trails for those who want to trek in the untouched nature and want to explore vast landscapes with great photo opportunities.

1. Hvíthamar - spot above Funningur

3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands

A great hiking destination is Hvíthamar just above the little village of Funningur. Near the mountain, Middagsfjall, you will get an epic photo overlooking one of many fjords in the Faroe Islands.

To reach Hvíthamar, you will hike for only 10 minutes from the parking area by the road leading to the village of Gjógv. See where to park in Google Street View.

FunningurExtraordinary sights just above the village Funningur. Photo by Tom Archer.


When at Hvíthamar you can also look north to have some fantastic views. Even though the most renowned sight is the one towards the fjord and sometimes with the village Funningur on the right side you can also turn north and have magnificent views like the one on the picture with the rainbow above here.

2. Slættaratindur

Look around and take a deep breath. Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. Elevating 880 meters above sea level, this is a magnificent hike. On the top of the Faroe Islands, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming impression overlooking peaks in all directions.

Slættur means flatt, and indeed the summit is smooth enough for Faroese dancing and for photo opportunities in all directions.

The easiest rout is from Eiðisskarð west of Funningur. Park your car at Eiðisskarð, which is high above the sea that the climb to the top is cut by half. You will hike 500 metre uphill. The hike will take 2 hours. See where to park in Google Street View.

3. Kallur Lighthouse

3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe IslandsThe majestic Kallur lighthouse

This is an iconic location in the Faroe Islands. Take the ferry from Klaksvík to Kalsoy. Remember to take a look at the English timetable to the ferry leading to Kalsoy. When you arrive at the island Kalsoy, head towards Trøllanes.

The hike to Kallur Lighthouse takes approximately 40 minutes from the village of Trøllanes. Kallurin and the iconic lighthouse is a must-see location in the Faroe Islands.

Relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings. See where to park in Google Street View.

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