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Information about Vágar

4.8
245 verified reviews
Type
Waterfalls, Mountains, Valleys, Rivers, Fjords, Cultural attractions, Beaches, Bird Sights, Lakes, Nature Reserves, Towns & Villages, Rock formations, Half marathon
Distance From City Center
5.7 km
High Season
Summer
Family Friendly
Yes
Area
176 sq km
Height
722 m
Average rating
4.8
Number of reviews
245

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 Trælanípa 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.