Top 10 Best Places In Faroe Islands to Visit – Travel Guide

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The Faroe Islands located between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands are home to some of the most dramatic and epic landscapes in the world. From the famous lighthouse in Kalsoy to the drink near sea stacks, the Faroe Islands will leave you in awe with its enchanting scenery. If you are looking for a destination that combines stunning natural beauty, rich culture and history, and a variety of activities to suit your interests, then you might want to consider the Faroe Islands.

Faroe Islands

This remote archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers who want to explore a different side of Scandinavia. Here are some of the best places to visit in the Faroe Islands that will make your trip memorable.

1. Múlafossur Waterfall:

This may be one of the most recognizable places in the Faroe Islands. It’s this incredible waterfall that cascades 30 meters into the ocean below. It’s located in the village of Gasildelur about 20 minutes from the Vagar airport. Now before 2004, the only way to reach the village was by hiking over the nearby mountains, but thankfully a tunnel was constructed so it’s super easy to get to. When you reach Gasildelur, you can make this short walk to the Mulefusore viewpoint.

It’s an absolutely stunning vantage point and you get a perfect view of the waterfall. I love when the wind was so strong that it would blow the waterfall into a mist. There were some stairs that go down to the ocean, but it’s not allowed to go down there due to the dangerous conditions of the sea.

The waves were just raging there. If you’re lucky, you might see a puffin or two on the cliffs near the viewpoint after spending some time at the waterfall, the trails that go around the fields of Gasildelur. It was so peaceful and full of incredible views of the surrounding scenery.

2. Drangoneer Sea Stacks:

After learning about the Faroe Islands a few years ago, the Drangoneer Sea stacks have been the place. It’s this one-of-a-kind slanted sea stack with an arch in the middle. Now to reach Drangoneer, there are a few ways to go about it. You can pay about 80 euros to make the 5-6 hour hike with a local guide or you can do a boat tour. It was more expensive costing around 300 euros, but it was definitely worth it. From the port in Sorvarkur and it was only a 10-minute ride to reach the sea stacks.

We first did a loop around Drangoneer in the boat and it really showed the massive scale of these sea stacks. After we landed on the nearby shore, it was a little sketchy getting off, you can hike up to these cliffs on the other side and I just couldn’t believe the landscapes. The sea cliffs rose hundreds of meters from the ocean and it was just some of the craziest wind and rain I’ve ever experienced. Behind Drangoneer is the island of Tin Homeward, which was equally impressive.

3. Duniz Drangar:

This is one of the most incredible places in the fair islands. Now to reach it, for now, it costs about 60 euros and you go with a guide. The hike took about an hour one way through this kind of wet and boggy field. When almost reached the cliffs in this enchanting landscape with sheep and just green hills in the clouds.

They were several hundred meters high and the sea stacks were on another level. There were thousands of sea birds just flying around and it goes down as one of the most incredible places. Just kind of chilling there and marveling at just the beauty of this place. Definitely one of the highlights of my time on the fair islands.

4. Trokonu Finger / Witch’s Finger.

According to legend, the 300-meter-tall stone monolith is the finger of a witch that came to throw the fair islands to Iceland. Now to reach it, you can park in the nearby village of Sandavagar and it’s a 20-minute walk to the viewpoint. It’s a really peaceful hike and the view of the monolith is just pretty cool. There’s no shortage of impressive sea cliffs in the fair islands.

5. Sakson.

It is located on the Straymore island, Sakson is this remote village home to this lagoon that fills up with seawater. Now the main reason to go here was to visit the black beach. It takes about an hour to get there and you’ll pay about 10 euros and go through the gate to continue the hike. You’ll first walk through a lagoon with its black sand and then there’s a really impressive waterfall and you continue walking through this channel until you reach the ocean. It was such a rush.

The waves were just pounding on the shore and the sea was just unbelievable here. The combination of the green hills contrasted with the black sand was a scene straight out of a movie. Being there with nobody around except the waves and the sea birds was a special feeling. If you’re looking for adventure you gotta give Sakson’s beach a visit.

6. Fossa Waterfall:

Now located about 45 minutes from Torshan Folsa is the tallest waterfall in the Faroe Islands with a height of 140 meters. It’s situated right off the road and you can hike up to it. Now from the bottom, the view is pretty impressive but hiking up to the second tier and up there it was just really peaceful and magical. The grass was so green and there’s these just little wildflowers.

Fossa Waterfall

Now from Flossa, you can make the 10-minute drive to the village of Chornuvik. It’s this idyllic village with about 70 residents. It’s also one of the few places where you can surf in the Faroe Islands. It would be so cool to live here. Another really cool feature of Chornuvik is that you can see these unique sea stacks in the distance. This village is just so scenic.

7. Hvithamar:

Now this is a pretty easy hike. Locate about 45 minutes from Torshan. Now you start by walking over this little stairway and it’s a pretty relaxed walk to the first viewpoint. You get a great view of the village of Funingar and the combination of the mountains and the fjord below is absolutely phenomenal. After hiking up the ridge for a higher vantage point and you can experience some of the craziest wind. It’s just so freakin windy. A great time just chilling on the top and viewing these incredible landscapes. It was definitely one of my favorite hikes from the Faroe Islands.

8. Gjogv:

It’s located just five minutes away. Now Gjogv is this picturesque village located right in the ocean and it has this really unique rock formation that creates a natural harbor. You can walk down to the harbor and it’s pretty cool down there. But what I enjoyed is that there’s this other trail that hikes up to these sea cliffs and then also gives you a great view of Gjogv. It’s definitely worth the visit especially if you’re in the area.

9. Lake Sørvágsvatn and the Trælanípa:

Now for this hike it costs about 200 Danish kroner which is about 25 euros. It’s a pretty chill hike and takes about 45 minutes to reach the sea cliffs. It’s called the slave cliffs because Vikings supposedly would throw slaves off of them. Cliffs was just amazed by the size of them and just the thought of falling off in the ocean below was harrowing. Now hiking up to the Trilangnipa cliff and the views up there were just amazing. Now one of the craziest things about this location is Lake Sørvágsvatn. It creates such a unique landscape like the ocean and then separated by the cliffs and the lake in the back.

10. Bøsdalafossur Waterfall.

Bøsdalafossur Waterfall is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Faroe Islands. It flows from the lake Sørvágsvatn /Leitissvatn, which is the largest lake in the country, into the Atlantic Ocean. The waterfall has a height of 30 meters (98 feet) and is located on the western coast of Vagar Island.

To reach Bøsdalafossur Waterfall, you need to hike for about 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) from near the village of Miðvágur. The hike is easy and flat and offers stunning views of the lake and the ocean. Along the way, you can also see other attractions such as Trælanípa, a sheer cliff that was once used to push slaves off, and Geituskorardrangur, a beautiful sea stack that rises from the waves.

Bøsdalafossur Waterfall is a popular spot for photographers, especially in winter when the weather is dramatic and the contrast between the green hills, the blue sea, and the white foam is striking. Bøsdalafossur Waterfall is a must-see attraction for anyone who wants to experience the natural beauty and history of the Faroe Islands. It is a place where you can feel the power and majesty of nature, and admire the unique landscape of this remote archipelago.

11. Suðuroy in Faroe Islands:

Home to incredible sea cliffs and landscapes, Suðuroy is the southernmost island in the Faroe Islands. To reach you can have a two-hour ferry from Torshan to the northern part of the island to visit Osman dak Stukar. There is a little bridge that goes over this deep chasm. It’s a little sketchy but not too bad.

Just be careful not to wake the troll sleeping under it. The area is just truly amazing here. On one side of the bridge there’s this canyon-like area full of seals flying around and then on the other side was just this amazing view of the nearby sea cliffs. The landscapes of the Faroe Islands will amaze you everywhere you go.

12. Kalsoy:

Now Kalsoy is home to some of the most dramatic places in the Faroe Islands. To reach the island if you’re leaving from Torshan you can drive through the esturoy tunnel which is home to the only undersea roundabout in the world. Then from there, you’ll go to Klaksvik and you’ll take a 20-minute ferry ride. Now once you reach Kalsoy there are several villages on the island.

One of my favorites was Mikladalur. It’s nestled between the mountains and the sea and it was such a charming village to walk through. There is must see the Kallur Lighthouse the most northern village on the island and begin the hike to the lighthouse. It was a decent hike with a steady uphill climb of about 45 minutes to reach the lighthouse. The sea cliffs were hundreds of meters tall and it was just so lush and green. You may recognize this place from the most recent James Bond movie. There’s even a tombstone there in Remembrance for Mr. Bond.

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