Information about Vágar

Vagar island

Vagar island is the westernmost of the largest islands in the Faroe Islands. The island is like a ‘Faroe Islands in Miniature’ due to the wealth of attractions and natural wonders found here.

The island of Vágar is home to many of the most loved places in the Faroe islands among others: Múlafossur waterfall in the tidy village Gásadalur, the 313 metre (1027 feet) high rock formation Trøllkonufingur just outside the village Sørvágur and the sea stack Dunnesdrangar west of the airport.

On this island you will also experience the sheer cliff Trælanípan from where you will see the lake above the ocean, the waterfall Bøsdalafossur that flows into the Atlantoc Ocean from the largest lake in the Faroe Islands, Leitisvatn, and the village Bøur with lots of turf roofed houses and from where you can also see the famouse Drangarnir sea-stacks with the hole in the middle and the islet Tindhólmur with the many peaky upright tips.

GasadalurThe tidy village Gásadalur. Photo by @panpapaioannou on Instagram.

You can see Árnafjall mountain when in the popular village Gásadalur. Árnafjall peaks at 722 metres (2369 feet) and is the highest mountain on Vágar island. The only airport in the Faroe Islands, Vagar Airport (FAE), is also situated on this island.

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Attractions nearby Vágar


Vatnsoyrar is a small settlement next to Lake Leitisvatn. The village is only a 1 minutes drive from Vágar Airport. You will see Vatnsoyrar when you...


The Nix

The statue of the Nix is situated on lake Leitisvatn on Vágar island just beside Vágar Airport. In the evening, the horse is illuminated by floodlig...



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...


Vágar Airport

Vagar Airport (FAE) is the port of arrival for most visitors to the Faroe Islands. This is the only airport in the Faroe Islands situated on Vagar i...



Fjallavatn is surrounded by breathtaking mountains, rugged terrain and stunning waterfalls. This is the second larges lake on Vágar island. The lake i...



The village Sandavágur is situated on Vágar island. It is the last village before you enter the sub-sea tunnel leading to the main island Streymoy....



This village lies next to the airport in the Faroe Islands. While planes are approaching the runway they fly over Sørvágur just seconds before they la...



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...



The beautiful village of Vestmanna has a great natural harbour, the best wind protected campsite in the Faroe Islands and several great attractions...


Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

These cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Faroe Islands. Boat tours are made from April to September to Vestmanna Bird Cli...



Dunnesdrangar is a 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...



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 p...



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 Bøsd...


Bøsdalafossur waterfall

The waterfall Bøsdalafossur runs from the lake Leitisvatn into the Atlantic Ocean from 30 metres above sea level. The waterfall is situated on the w...



Trøllkonufingurin or the Troll Woman's Finger is a rock formation rising 313 metres out of the sea outside of the village Sandavágur on the isla...


Trælanípan (Slave Cliff)

From Trælanípan, in English Slave Cliff, you can see the lake overlooking the salty North Atlantic ocean. This is one of the most popular spots in t...



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 w...



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 situat...



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....



The westcoast of Streymoy island. Photo by @jdubcaptures on Instagram.   Streymoy is the largest island of the 18 islands that make up the Faroe Isla...