This is the most southernly point in the Faroe Islands. You will find Akraberg on Suðuroy island. Akraberg lies 2 kilometres away from the village Sumba. There are only a couple of houses in Akraberg and they have mostly been used to accommodate the lighthouse keeper in older days. There is a lighthouse at Akraberg which still guides sea traffic in this part of the Faroe Islands. No people live at Akreberg throughout the year but there are a couple of summerhouses on this southernmost spot in
The valley of Ambadalur is located a hours hike from the village of Gjógv on Eysturoy island. In Ambadalur you will have a great view over Búgvin the largest sea stack in the Faroe Islands.
Argir is a suburb in Tórshavn on the largest island Streymoy. You will have a great view towards Tórshavn from undir Kongavarða in Argir.
This delightful settlement on Borðoy island is well protected by a deep fjord. The hidden village is only a 10 minutes drive from the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík.
Ásmundarstakkur is a stunning sea stack west of the village Sandvík on the islands of Suðuroy. A narrow road takes you all the way to this beautiful place in the northern part of Suðuroy. You will have a great view of Ásmundarstakkur from the near by rock cleft Rituskor. In order to get to Rituskor, you will cross a short wooden bridge.
Beinisvørð is the most famous peak in suðuroy. This mountain is northwest of the village Sumba. Beinisvørð is a striking 470 m sea cliff.
Borðoy is the main island in the Northern Islands. You will find Klaksvík on this island. Klaksvík is the second largest town i the Faroe Islands. The highest mountain on the Norðoy is Norðan fyri Lokkaskarð (772 m).
This is a large sea-stack north of the village Gjógv on Eysturoy island. In order to get a view of the rock formation, you will hike from Gjógv to the valley Ambadalur. There are lots of birds flying around the sea stack and birds nesting on the huge basalt rock alike.
The waterfall Bøsdalafossur runs from the lake Leitisvatn into the Atlantic Ocean from 30 metres above sea level. The waterfall is situated on the western coast of Vagar island. In order to reach Bøsdalafossur, you will hike 3 kilometres from near the village Miðvágur. There is no elevation along the route. You will walk between 30-40 metres above sea level all they way to Bøsdalafossur. There are two other great attractions in the same area as Bøsdalafossur. You will find the towering free-
Bøur is a small village on the way to Gásadalur and the famous waterfall Múlafossur on the island Vágar. From Bøur you have a great view towards the peaky and uninhabited islet Tindhólmur and the stacks Drangarnir. There are many turf houses in this small village that is nestled only a 10 minutes' drive from Vágar Airport.
Cape Enniberg is a 754 metre vertical sea cliff making it the world's tallest vertical sea cliff. Enniberg is situated on the island Viðoy. Enniberg is the northernmost point of the Faroe Islands and a well known landmark of the Faroes throughout history. There is an immense bird life at Cape Enniberg. You can experience Enniberg from above by hiking from the village Viðareiði or from below on one of the boat trips that pass by the famous sea cliff.
Dalur is a small village on the island of Sandoy. Dalur means valley and is nestled at the end of a beautiful valley.
This spectacular rock formation with the iconic hole in it is located off the island of Vágar towards the visually dramatic islet of Tindholmur. Drangarnir translates directly to "The sea stacks" and the two sea stacks that together form Drangarnir are called Stóri Drangur or "Large sea stack" and Lítli Drangur or "Small sea stack". You can either experience Dangarnir at a distance in the village Bøur or get close to the attraction in a boat. The sea arch Drangarnir seen just before sunset.
Dunnesdrangar is the collective name for two sea stack on the west coast on Vágar island. In order to reach this attraction, you will walk for an hour from the village Sørvágur right next to Vágar Airport. You will walk along a 3 kilometre path across the moor before you get to the vantage point. The terrain when approaching Dunnesdrangar will never exceed 200 meters (656 feet) above sea level. Dunnesdrangar rises 70 meters out of the ocean. There are other sea stacks along the craggy west co
Dúvugarður is an old farm in Saksun. The old farmhouse is some 300 years old and now belongs to the national museum. When you visit the farm you will get a good idea of how everyday life was like in the Faroe Islands in the past.
From this location on the west coast on Suðuroy island, you will have an unobstructed view over the sea and the mesmerizing coastline. You will get to Eggjarnar from the village Vágur. You will experience several epic skerries and sea stacks from Eggjarnar.
Eiði is a village on the island of Eysturoy. In Eiði you will find the famous football stadium nestled next to the Atlantic Ocean. You will also have a great look towards the two sea stacks Risin & Kellingin or Giant and his Wife from near Eiði. Just a short drive from Eiði, you will also experience freshwater Lake Eiðisvatn with a surface area at 0,5 square kilometres. Eiði sits a short drive from Eiðisskarð, which is the trailhead to Slættaratindur, the highest mountain in the Faroe Island
This is the location from where the hike to Slættaratindur starts. The trailhead sits next to the road where you will find a parking lot. Eiðisskarð is on Eysturoy island. Slættaratindur is the highest summit in the Faroe Islands. The hike from Eiðisskarð mountain pass to the very top of the Faroe Islands takes one and a half hours or so.
Travellers visiting Elduvík will see how a traditional village in the Faroe Island is laid out. The houses stand as if they had been dropped from the sky and found their place by chance. The reslut is a cosy variety of yards, paths, steps, and ledges, where people not caught up in the straightness of today can find pleasure.
Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and holds many popular sights among them: Gjógv, which is the most northernly village on the island and the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. The island is just a short drive from the capital Tórshavn. You will find Slættaratindur the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands on this island elevating 880 metres above ocean level. Another popular sight on Eysturoy island is the scenic spot Hvíthamar.
Photo by Erik Christensen. The village of Famjin is looking directly out to the harsh North Atlantic Ocean. Famjin is partly protected by a stone reef, which becomes visible at low tide. The village is surrounded by the beautiful natural scenery of the highest mountains, Gluggarnir, on Suðuroy. There are several inland lakes and waterfalls.
Fjallavatn is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, rugged terrain and stunning waterfalls. This is the second larges lake on Vágar island. The lake is only accessible after a great hike.
Photo by @dom_reardon_photo on Instagram. 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
Fugloy is the easternmost and very much isolated island in the Faroe Islands with stunning nature and bird life. There are two villages in Fugloy respectively Hattarvík and Kirkja. One of the highlights in Fugloy is the natural arch formation seen on the photo. Klubbin reaches 621 metres above sea level and is the highest mountain on Fugloy.
This is one of the deepest fjords in the Faroe Islands. You will have an amazing view of Funningsfjørður fjord when you do a short hike to Hvíthamar. Funningsfjørður is situated on Eysturoy island. The village Funningur lies along the Funningsfjørður fjord. If you take the road on the east side of the fjord, you will get the settlement Elduvík.
Funningur is according to legends the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Funningur sits at the foot of Slættaratindur which is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. The village is nestled in a deep valley on Eysturoy island in beautiful surroundings and a curvy road leading to the village. Just above Funningur lies Hvíthamar which has become a popular sight among travellers. The village is an one hour drive from Tórshavn.
Gamlarætt Ferry Port
This is the ferry port to Sandoy island and Hestur island. Gamlarætt is situated on the west coast on Streymoy island some 10 minutes from the capital Tórshavn. Gamlarætt ferry port lies between the villages Velbastaður and Kirkjubøur. The subsea tunnel between Streymoy island and Sandoy island planned to open in 2023 will have its entrance at Gamlarætt.
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 metre
This rock formation on the island Vágar towers 116 metres below sea level. You will get the best view of this free standing sea-stack just beside Bøsdalafossur waterfall. In order to reach Geituskorardrangur, you will hike for one hour along Lake Leitisvatn. The hike to Geituskorardrangur starts from a trailhead just outside the village Miðvágur. The hike is easy with almost no elevation. In the video below you will be guided from the trailhead to the scenic view of Geituskorardrangur.
Gjógv is the northernmost village on Eysturoy island. The serene village is a one-hour drive from Tórshavn. The village bears its name from the beautiful 200 metre long gorge that the villagers have used as a natural harbour and landing ground for their boats for centuries. There are stairs all the way down into the gorge. You will have a good view of the sheer westside of Kalsoy island when in Gjógv. The valley Ambadalur is situated in a northeastern direction from Gjógv. It takes roughly a
You will get to Haldarsvík on Streymoy island a 2 minutes drive from the famous Fossá Waterfall. Most often Faroe Islanders use the short form Vík when talking about Haldarsvík. Haldarsvík is the last village before you get to Tjørnuvík. Haldarsvík is a 50 minutes drive from Tórshavn.
In the outskirts of Tórshavn lies the valley Havnardalur. This is a popular part of town for the locals when going out for a stroll.
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.
Hoyvík is a district in the capital Tórshavn. Besides many new houses there is also the old Hoyvík settlement by the peninsula where kayaking has become popular.
Húsar is a small village on the island kalsoy, which is one of the Northern Islands. In order to get to the text village after Húsar, you vill drive through several tunnels.
Húsavík is a tidy settlement on the island Sandoy. Húsavík means the Bay with Houses. The village has a beautiful white beach as well as several well preserved old stone houses with the iconic grass-roof look. Húsavík lies in a bay from where you will see no other islands or villages. The only sight from here is the nearby mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean.
The village Hvalba is something else. Hvalba is nestled in a flat area in the northern end of the island Suðuroy. There is a sand beach in the village as well as greens fields used for sheep farming.
Hvalvík is the last village before you get to the famous village Saksun. The river Stórá runs through the village and is a good place for salmon fishing in the Faroe Islands. From Hvalvík there is a great hiking route cross the hills to Leynavatn. The captivating mountain Sneis (745 m) and Ørvisfelli (784 m) with its panoramic view make interesting climbs.
This village on the western side of the island Viðoy is a traditional fishing settlement. This is the last village before getting to the village Viðareiði. Hvannasund is known for its church which is situated by the seaside.
This beautiful valley lies far away from the city rush. In the middle of the valley lies a lake surrounded by steep mountains. In order to get to Hvanngai, you will hike for 1 hour from the town Tvøroyri on Suðuroy island. Hvannhagi is one of the most remote places in the Faroe Islands only discovered by very few people. You will have an undisturbed view of Lítla Dímun which is the smallest of the island that make up the Faroe Islands.
This attraction above the village Funningur is one of the most popular short hiking trails in the Faroe Islands. You will have a great view of the Funningsfjørður fjord and the surrounding mountains. There is also a stunning view to the north towards the island Kalsoy. Behind the headland on the opposite end of the fjord lies the village Elduvík. You will find Hvíthamar on the island Eysturoy between the two villages Funningur and Gjógv. On days with clear skies, you will see the summit on th
The fjord Kaldbaksbotnur sits in beautiful surroundings. The fjord can been explored along the seaside or from the mountains when driving on the mountain road Oyggjarvegur. Kaldbaksbotnur is an attraction on Streymoy island. There are hundreds of small streams running down the mountain sides.
Kallurin is the northermost point on Kalsoy island. Here you will see the famous lighthouse and a breathtaking view. Kallur Lighthouse was built in 1927 and is a popular attraction in the Faroe Islands. The hike to the lighthouse is moderate in difficulty and the view is fantastic. This makes the Kallur Lighthouse scenery a must-see attraction when in Faroe Islands. Hikes to Kallurin start from the village Trøllanes. The hike takes 1 hour each way. When at Kallurin, you will have a great
You will find the island Kalsoy in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. The island stretches over 18 km (11 miles) and there are 4 villages nestled in beautiful valleys. Roads and tunnels connect the villages on the island. The ferry to Kalsoy departs from the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, Klaksvík. The ferry arrives on the southernmost village on the island, Syðradalur. From Syðradalur, you can drive north along the east side of the island with Kalsoyarfjørður fjord on your ri
Kirkjubøur, located on the southern part of the island Streymoy, is regarded as the most important historical site in the Faroe Islands. The village is a 15 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. In Kirkjubøur you will find the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, the Saint Olav's Church (Olavskirkjan), and the old 11th century log house, Roykstovan. Most houses in the village are painted black and turf-roofed. The log house Roykstovan, which means The Smoky Room, has been the living room o
The viewpoint from Klakkur is among the most beautiful in the Faroe Islands. Klakkur lies only a short hike from second largest town Klaksvík on Borðoy island. This attraction is a popular sight for travellers when in the northern islands in the Faroe Islands. Klakkur lies 81 kilometres (50 miles) from Tórshavn. Klakkur is popular especially among landscape photographers. In order to get to Klakkur from the town Klaksvík, you will take the gravel road Niðan Horn. At the end of the road there
This is the second largest city in the Faroe Islands. Klaksvík is located on Borðoy island and is very much anchored in its fishing culture. You can enjoy a great view of Kunoyarnakki from Klaksvík. The nature attraction Klakkur is perched on the mountain ridge above Klaksvík. Klaksvík is the ferry hub for the isolated islands in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. The ferry SAM sails between Klaksvík and Syðradalur on Kalsoy island. The ferry RITAN sails between Klaksvík and the islands
Klæmintsgjóv is the world's largest sea-cave. This extraordinary cave measures 348.000 cubic metres. The cave is on the east side of the island Hestur.
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. You will have a great view towards Koltur from Norðradalsskarð on Streymoy island. Alternatively you can also spot Koltur from the villages Velbastaður and Kirkjubøur. Koltur has b
A famous statue located in Mikladalur on the small island of Kalsoy. Kópakonan (the Seal Woman) is one of the best-known folk tales being told on the Faroe Islands.
Kunoy is one of the Northern Islands. The island is long and narrow. Due to its steep mountains with kilometres of rock face, there are only two villages on the island: Kunoy and Haraldssund. There is road connection all the way from Tórshavn to this island. When getting to Kunoy from the capital, you drive through tunnels, a bridge, an undersea tunnel and finally crossing an embankment to reach Haraldssund on the island Kunoy. From Haraldssund there is a tunnel that leads to the village Kunoy.
Kvívík is an old village on the island of Streymoy. With its historic importance and wonderful location it is a popular pit stop for tourists on the way to Vestmanna 15 km further north.
Leirvík is a village on Eysturoy island and the last village before entering the sub-sea tunnel to the Northern Islands. You can enter Leirvík either throug a tunnel from Gøtudali or you can take the old road along the mountain side with a beautiful view of Kalsoy island. The Vikings settled in Leirvík in the Viking age. Archaeologists have found pieces of silver and other things from the Vikings during excavations in the village.
Leitisvatn or Sørvágsvatn as it is also called is the lake from which the waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows. The lake has an area of 3.6 square kilometres. This is the well-known lake that will create an optical illusion when seen from the cliff Trælanípan. Leitisvatn is situated on the island Vágar. This is the island where your flight will descend and land if you come to the Faroe Islands by aeroplane as Vagar Airport is situated on the same island as Lake Leitisvatn.
Leynar is a picturesque village on the island of Streymoy. On the (few) warm sunny summer days locals will flock to the beach at Leynar to sunbathe.
This is the most popular beach among the locals when the sun warms the islands. Leynasandur lies in the inlet where the small village Leynar is situated on the main island Streymoy. You will find some charming old grass-roofed houses just beside the sandy beach Leynasandur.
Lake Leynavatn on Streymoy island is just beside the road when you head out from the sub-sea tunnel from Vágar to Streymoy island. Home to salmon and trout, this is one of the best location for sports fishing in the Faroe Islands. Also, the Michelin restaurant KOKS lies beside the lake in quiet surroundings.
This is the smallest island in the Faroe Islands with a total area of 0,8 sq km. Lítla Dímun is the only uninhabited island in the Faroe Islands. Rávan is the highest point on the island elevating 414 above ocean level.