Information about Vágar

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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 Trælanípa from where you will see the lake above the ocean. Right next to the basalt promontory, you have the waterfall Bøsdalafossur that flows into the North Atlantic Ocean from the largest lake in the Faroe Islands, Leitisvatn.

The village Bøur has lots of turf roofed houses and is one of the favourite spots among travellers. From Bøur, you can see the famous Drangarnir sea-stacks. This is the free-standing sea arch that sits next to the islet Tindhólmur with its many peaky upright tips.

You can see Árnafjall mountain when in the secluded 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 Vágar island. Boats to the puffin island Mykines departs from the village Sørvágur on Vágar island.

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