Information about Fossá Waterfall

Fossá WaterfallPhoto 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

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.  

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Attractions nearby Fossá Waterfall

Haldarsvík

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 whe...

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Saksun

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...

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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...

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Eiðisskarð

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...

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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 ha...

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Tjørnuvík

This is the northernmost village on Streymoy island. Tjørnuvík is nestled in a deep valley with no other villages in sight. It takes an hour to driv...

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Slættaratindur

Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. It translates directly into the Plain Mountain Peak due to the summit's flat surfac...

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Funningur

Funningur is according to legends the oldest village in the Faroe Islands. Funningur sits at the foot of Slættaratindur which is the highest mountai...

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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 lea...

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Funningsfjørður

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...

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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...

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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 fishi...

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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 F...

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Mýlingur

The mountain Mýlingur is situated on the most northernly part of Streymoy island. You will hike for two hours or so from the village Tjørnuvík in or...

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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...

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við Áir

Við Áir is the old closed whaling station on the island of Streymoy only a couple of kilometres from the villages of Hvalvík and Streymnes. ...

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Ambadalur

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 th...

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Búgvin

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 t...

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Eysturoy

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...

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Gjógv

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 bea...

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