Ambadalur

Ambadalur

The valley of Ambadalur is located a hours hike from the village of Gjógv. In Ambadalur you will have a great view over Búgvin the largest sea stack in the Faroe Islands.

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Argir

Argir

Argir is a suburb in Tórshavn. You will have a great view towards Tórshavn from undir Kongavarða in Argir.

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Ásmundarstakkur

Ásmundarstakkur

Ásmundarstakkur is a stunning sea stack west of the village Sandvík on the islands of Suðuroy. A narrow road takes you all th eway to this beautiful place in the northern part of Suðuroy.

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Beinisvørð

Beinisvørð

Beinisvørð is the most famous peak in suðuroy. This mountain is northwest of the village Sumba. Beinisvørð is a striking 470 m sea cliff.

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Borðoy

Borðoy

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).

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Bøsdalafossur waterfall

Bøsdalafossur waterfall

The waterfall Bøsdalafossur flows from the lake Leitisvatn into the Atlantic Ocean. The hike from the main road and parking lot just beside the village Miðvágur takes you 1 hour. There are two other great attractions in the same area as Bøsdalafossur. You will find the towering free-standing rock wall Geituskorardrangur here as well as Trælanípan where you will experience the lake hanging above the ocean. Bøsdalafossur drops into the ocean from

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Bøur

Bøur

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.

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Cape Enniberg

Cape Enniberg

Cape Enniberg is a 754 metre vertical sea cliff making it the world's tallest vertical sea cliff.  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.

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Dalur

Dalur

Dalur is a small village on the island of Sandoy. Dalur means valley and is nestled at the end of a beautiful valley.

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Drangarnir

Drangarnir

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 attra

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Dúvugarðar

Dúvugarðar

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.

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Eiði

Eiði

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 og 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.

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Elduvík

Elduvík

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. 

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Eysturoy

Eysturoy

Eysturoy is the second largest island in the Faroe Islands and hold many popular sights among them: Gjógv, 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.

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Fagridalur

Fagridalur

Far to the north of Skúvoy you will find the beautiful valley Fagridalur.

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Fámjin

Fámjin

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.

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Fjallavatn

Fjallavatn

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.

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Fossá Waterfall

Fossá Waterfall

Fossá Waterfall is a must-see waterfall in the Faroe Islands. Besides being the largest waterfall with its two levels, it is easily accessible and stunningly majestic.  Fossá is located on the island Streymoy a 45 minutes drive from the capital, Tórshavn. The waterfall lies next to the village Vík. You can also experience Fossá from the nearby island Eysturoy. In this case, you will see the waterfall in the distance. Fossá is 140 metres tall. 

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Fugloy

Fugloy

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.

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Funningur

Funningur

Funningur is perhaps the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Just above Funningur lies Hvíthamar which has become a popular sight among travelers.

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Gasadalur

Gasadalur

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". G&

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Geituskorardrangur

Geituskorardrangur

This rock formation on the island Vagar 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.

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Gjógv

Gjógv

Gjógv is the northernmost village on the island of Eysturoy  The village bears its name from the beautiful 200 metre long gorge that the villagers have used as natural harbour and landing ground for their boats for centuries.

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Havnardalur

Havnardalur

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.

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Hestur

Hestur

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.

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Hoyvík

Hoyvík

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.  

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Húsar

Húsar

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.

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Húsavík

Húsavík

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.

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Hvalvík

Hvalvík

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.

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Hvannasund

Hvannasund

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. 

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Hvíthamar

Hvíthamar

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.

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Kallur Lighthouse

Kallur Lighthouse

Kallurin is the northermost point on the islands of Kalsoy. Here you will see the famous lighthouse and a breathtaking view. Kallur Lighthouse is a popular attraction in the Faroe Islands. The hike to the lighthouse is easy and the view is fantastic. This is a must-see destination when in Faroe Islands.

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Kalsoy

Kalsoy

You will find the island Kalsoy in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. The island stretches over 18 km and there are 4 villages nesled in beautiful valleys.  Kalsoy has two famous sights one being the legendary Kallur lighthouse in the most northernly part of the island and the other attraction is the Seal Woman or Kópakonan in the village Mikladalur. The highest peak on Kalsoy is the beautiful Nestindar mountain which elevates up to 788 metres.

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Kirkjubøur

Kirkjubøur

Kirkjubøur, located on the south of Streymoy, is regarded as the' most important historical site Faroe Islands. Here you will find the ruins of the Magnus Cathedral, the Saint Olav's Chruch (Olavskirkjan), and the old 11th century farmhouse.

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Klakkur

Klakkur

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 one of the most popular attraction for landscape photographers. Follow this route to Klakkur. You will get to Klakkur fro

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Klaksvík

Klaksvík

Klaksvík is the second largest city in the Faroe Islands. Klaksvík is very much anchored in its fishing culture. You can enjoy a great view of Kunoyarnakki from Klaksvík.

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Koltur

Koltur

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 the island Streymoy. Alternatively you can also spot Koltur from the villages Velbastað and Kirkj

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Kópakonan

Kópakonan

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.

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Kunoy

Kunoy

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. You can drive all the way from Tórshavn to this island driving through tunnels, a bridge, an undersea tunnel and finally crossing an embankment to reach Haraldssund on the island Kunoy. From Haraldssun there is a tunnel that leads to the village Kunoy. The name of the highest peak is Kúvingafj

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Kvívík

Kvívík

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.

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Leirvík

Leirvík

Leirvík is the last village before entering the sub-sea tunnel to the Northern Islands.

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Leitisvatn

Leitisvatn

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 isla

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Leynar

Leynar

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. 

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Leynasandur

Leynasandur

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. 

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Leynavatn

Leynavatn

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. 

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Lítla Dímun

Lítla Dímun

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. 

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Mikladalur

Mikladalur

Mikladalur is the largest village on the island of Kalsoy. Mikladalur means "the great valley" and is the largest of four villages on the island. There are several beautiful turf houses in the village  The iconic statue Kópakonan stands by the shoreline in Mikladalur. In order to reach Kópakonan directly translated to the Seal Woman, you will walk down a steep hillside on good stairs.

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Miðvágur

Miðvágur

This in one of the larger villages on Vágar island. You will drive through Miðvágur after your arrival at Vágar Airport. You will find the entrance gate to Trælanípa and Bøsdalafossur hike only a couple of minutes from Miðvágur. The lake Leitisvatn lies close to Miðvágur.  There are two grocery stores in the village as well as a gas station. Miðvágur is situated a 35 minutes drive from the capital in th

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Mjørkadalur Prison

Mjørkadalur Prison

This might be the only prison in the world with grass roof. Mjørkadalur Prison is the only prison in the Faroe Islands. It is situated in the middle of nowhere in a valley with nothing else than a epic view of the Kaldbaksbotnur Fjord.

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Múlafossur

Múlafossur

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 in

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Mykines

Mykines

In Mykines you'll see thousands of puffins and the lighthouse at the edge of the world. The houses in the village are turf-roofed. Everything about Mykines is truly something special. Knúkur is the highest peak reaching 560 metres above sea level.

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Mykineshólmur

Mykineshólmur

This is where you will find the stunning lighthouse overlooking to North Atlantic Ocean and a lot of puffins. A bridge connects Mykineshólmur with the island Mykines. 

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Nólsoy

Nólsoy

The island of Nólsoy is a remarcable spot in the Faroe Islands. Almost wherever you are in Tórshavn you will see this island and the highest peak Eggjarklettur with a peak elevation of 372 metres. Visiting the island is always rewarding. The ferry to Nólsoy takes 20 minutes.

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Norðradalsskarð

Norðradalsskarð

From this point you will have the unbelievable view of the deep valley Norðradalur and the small island Koltur framed out in the ocean. This popular attraction is a 15 minutes ride from Tórshavn. Norðradalsskarð is one of the most windy places in the Faroe Islands. During winter the wind speed will some days reach 120 miles per hour and even higher speed. From Norðradalsskarð you will also experience the winding road leading down the mountain side to the farm in t

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Norðradalur

Norðradalur

The highest point 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.

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Oyggjarvegur

Oyggjarvegur

This is the old mountain road leading you from Tórshavn to the villages North of Tórshavn. Enjoy the beautiful sight when sliding up and down hills.

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Risin & Kellingin

Risin & Kellingin

These two famous sea stacks are a must-see when in the Faroe Islands. You can see Risin & Kellingin (the Giant and his Wife) from either the village Tjørnuvík on Streymoy island or from Eiðisskarð just outside the village Eiði on Eysturoy island.

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Rituskor

Rituskor

This amazing cleft on Suðuroy island elevates 289 metres above ocean level. In order to get to the cleft, you will cross a narrow wood bridge from the Suðuroy mainland. The nearest village to Rituskor is Sandvík which is the most northernly village on the island Suðuroy. The epic scenery from the bridge as gained much attention by travellers. From Rituskor, you will have a great view of the Ásmundarstakkur sea-stack when looking north. 

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Road above Funningur

Road above Funningur

This iconic zigzagging road to the village Funningur has got much attention among travellers. You will get a great view of the sight from the road leading to Gjógv. The winding road slides its way down the mountainside from the highest mountain Slættaratindur rising 880 m above sea level.

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Saksun

Saksun

Saksun is a remote little village with a unique location placed above a beautiful lagoon. A favourite day trip destnation 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.

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