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Top Attractions In The Faroe Islands

Top Attractions in the Faroe Islands

July 17th, 2021   |   Updated on July 19th, 2021

The Faroe Islands is a group of islands located off the top of Scotland. The scenery is rugged and dramatic, and it’s tucked away from civilization.

The lucky few that live there enjoy the fantastic sites daily, and it is a highly recommended tourist destination. If you are planning to go to the Faroe Islands, here are some of the things you need to ensure you see and do while you are there.

Kallur Lighthouse

It may interest you to know if you are a James Bond fan, but this amazing lighthouse and surrounding scenery featured in no time to die. The lighthouse is situated on the island Kalsoy.

The landscape is impressive, a true example of what natural beauty is achieved when man does not overdevelop it. If you are feeling brave, you can walk along the 200 metre Cliff path from the lighthouse along the ridge and take in the spectacle of Bogarin cliffs.

It is not for the faint-hearted after all rocky cliffs on both sides of you as you make slow but steady progress. However, the area’s true beauty is something you will want to see if you are in the Faroe Islands at any time.

Múlafossur Waterfall

Crossing to Vagar island, you will find a gorgeous waterfall known as Múlafossur Waterfall. It is part of the village of Gasadalur, which until 2004 was isolated from the mainland and the rest of the world until a tunnel was built, which enabled people to cross to the village quickly.

There are many spectacular waterfalls around the globe, and this one drops from the Cliff 60 metres below into the ocean and has been described as breath-taking.

It is undoubtedly a gorgeous natural phenomenon that is worth seeing if you are in the area. But, of course, this is one location that you don’t want to visit without taking your camera.

Trælanípan

Staying on the island, you will find another fantastic natural beauty, but at first glance, it strikes you as something of an optical illusion. Situated right on the cliff’s edge is a lake and is a truly magnificent sight to behold.

It is known locally as Slave Cliff and is located quite near to the airport, which is the only airport for the Faroe Islands, so likely where you will fly in.

Seeing pictures of this strange but magnificent cliff scenery does not do it justice, and nothing quite compares to standing and looking at it for yourself. However, you need to bear in mind that to get there, you will need to hike, and it will take you around an hour, but it is easy.

The route is relatively flat with very little in the way of elevation; there is just a very gentle slope that you will need to climb on the final ascent. It does not require hiking level fitness, just the ability to walk for an hour.

Top Attractions in the Faroe Islands

Viðareiði

Heading to the very north of the archipelago, this is a quaint village that basks in a magnificent landscape featuring sea and sky. The natural beauty of the area is so inspiring it is almost ethereal and not quite real.

It is utterly unspoilt by humans, and the mountains are truly magnificent. The colours are beautiful, and you will find yourself just standing and staring for hours on end. It is unlike any other place you will have ever seen unless you have been there before.

Saksun Church

A roof made of grass feels like something one might encounter in a movie with hobbits and other fantasy creatures. But rest assured, in this case, it is completely real and is the covering of the local church in Saksun.

The rest of the exterior of the building is bright white, creating a stunning contrast between the construction and the surrounding fields.

Saksun is located approximately one hour away from Torshavn, which is the capital. It is a very tranquil place, and you will be struck by how quiet everything is while you are there. It is a beautiful place to rest and soak up the fantastic scenery in an almost meditative state.

Top Attractions in the Faroe Islands

Gjogv

In contrast to only being green and white, this village has an amazing array of multi-coloured dwellings. There is also a gorge that is 200 metres in length, and it is a genuinely spectacular tourist destination.

The gorge is fenced along the whole length for your safety, but you will still get some amazing photo opportunities, and it is well worth walking as it is only about 5 minutes from one end to the other.

The changing seasons provide different backdrops, and in winter, the surf and the rising waves are genuinely magnificent. If you are feeling up for the challenge, concrete stairs will lead you into the gorge, but it is not for the faint-hearted.