Kallur Lighthouse

3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands

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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

HvíthamarThe wondrous view from Hvíthamar. Photo by Carlos Pimentel known as @carlospimentel__ on Instagram.

A great hiking destination is Hvíthamar just above the little village of Funningur on Eysturoy island. 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 10-15 minutes from the parking area by the road leading to the village Gjógv. You will find the parking area at the highest point between the villages Funningur and Gjógv.

It is important to bear in mind that the hike starts from the mountain pass between the two villages Funningur and Gjógv. There is a parking lot here 3 kilometres before you reach Gjógv. This is where you will start your hike. Follow the fence here up to Hvíthamar.

The short hike uphill to Hvíthamar is one of the most popular and best attractions in the Faroe Islands. You will be mesmerised by the view of nature from the mountain ridge just above the village Funningur. 

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.

The fjord that you will see from Hvíthamar is called Funningsfjørður. The road along the fjord leads to Funningsbotnur. Occasionally, small boats might sail in the fjord which just adds to the epic view. 

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. Slættaratindur is accessible throughout the year but watch out for icy surface during winter.

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

3. Kallur Lighthouse

Kallur LighthouseThe majestic view from Kallurin. The hike to this site is quite easy. 

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. You will park at a parking lot in the village Trøllanes from where the hiking adventure to the scenery at Kallurin starts.

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