Information about Slættaratindur

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Slættaratindur is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. It translates directly into the Plain Mountain Peak due to the summit’s flat surface. The mountain elevates 880 meters (2887 feet) above sea level. The flat area on the very top of Slættaratindur is roughly 1000 square meters.

The highest mountain in the Faroe Islands is located on the northern part of Eysturoy island. Particularly in clear weather, you will see the entire archipelago from this location. You will have a great view of the sea stacks, Risin & Kellingin, when standing on the northern part of the summit.

Slættaratindur can be seen from the nearby settlements Funningur and Eiði. Both villages sit on the foot of the mountain. You will also have a good view of the mountain from Haldórsvík, which is a village on the nearby Streymoy island.

It is possible to hike all the way up to the summit. The most popular route starts from a parking lot at the Eiðisskarð mountain pass. The parking area is located 390 meters (1280 feet) from sea level. It takes less than 2 hours to reach the top from here. The hike to Slættaratindur is popular among locals and travellers alike.

The topmost part of the mountain is covered in snow half of the year from early November to late April. The hike to the top is open all year round but as the path is not visible in snow it is not recommendable for travellers to venture up the mountain on their own during the winter season.

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