Have you ever fall in love with serene landscapes of Norway, Iceland, or Ireland? You will love the Faroe Islands. Though natural beauty does not come for free, it is worth to have a road trip to explore the best things to do in the Faroe Islands.
The 18 islands belong to Denmark, but they are an autonomous, independent country. Rent a car and go for a road trip across five main islands to know the islands with stunning bays, cliffs, and mountains, as they are connected with bridges and tunnels.
In many ways, the islands of Streymoy, Vagar, Bordoy, Eysturoy, and Vidoy are the center of the nation as most of 50000 residents are working and living here. It is always best to visit the Faroe Islands landmarks and experience all of its facets.
Do you have plans to visit the Faroe Islands? Don’t know where to start and what are the best things to do in the Faroe Islands? In this travel guide, we will discuss some of the best Faroe Islands landmarks to visit.
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List of Things to do in the Faroe Islands
Also known as Slave Cliff, Trælanípan is located on the island of Vager in the proximity to the only airport in the Faroe Islands, and it takes a 1-hour hike to get there. The lake above the ocean is one of the most beautiful attractions across the world.
Many tourists get here to capture really beautiful sight to soak in the great wonders of nature. It gives excellent optical illusion by standing here. The lake seems to be placed a lot higher above the sea than it is. Exploring Trælanípan is one of the best things to do in the Faroe Islands that you shouldn’t miss out on.
Until 2004, Gásadalur The village was utterly disconnected from the world in terms of transport. There is a windy tunnel to make it easily accessible to Múlafossur Waterfall, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
The waterfall meets directly to the ocean, and it gives a great feeling of losing our breath with its views. The Múlafossur Waterfall is located on Vager Island.
Located just a short hike from the beautiful region of Trælanípa, Bøsdalafossur Waterfall is perched over the cliff. You will spot the water falling from Lake Leitsvatn or Lake Sorvagsvatn, dropping exactly into the Atlantic Ocean. It is known as the ideal attraction for seaside lovers. It gives panoramic views of the sea.
Located only an hour’s drive from the capital city of Torshavn, Saksun is tucked between soaring peaks and evergreen peaks. Saksun is blessed with a majestic landscape. This splendid place should be on your top list of things to do in the Faroe Islands.
You will come across the beautiful and iconic old church, sandy lagoon, and turf-roofed house. It is one of the most unique and separate settlements of the Faroe Islands. You will fall in love with the calmness and silence of this beautiful place.
If you are planning to visit Bøsdalafossur, be sure to walk a few hundred meters north along the coast of the nearest rocky gorge. Geituskorardrangur is a towering sea stack, which will be seen here. It is a beautiful sea stack, which vertically rises 116m off the ocean.
You can sit down on the hilly ground and enjoy the sight. You might see a lot of birds flying above and underneath.
This beautiful spot is located just a 10 minutes’ walk from Gjáarskarð mountain pass and is in front of the Funningsfjørður fjord. It is blessed with the incredible aerial view from the fjord as well as the jagged peaks. You can easily get to Hvithamar and get an amazing experience.
During the winters, it gets a beautiful and unique view of snow-capped mountains to make a magical experience. However, the weather is unpredictable, and snow is never certain.
It is one of the true wonders of the Faroe Islands, located on edge facing the cliff. It is a worthwhile experience for the tourists. Kallur Lighthouse is standing on Kalsoy Island.
It provides a breathtaking view of both sheer cliff and lighthouse when it comes to walking on the ridge across the grass path. Walking from the lighthouse is a tough part. It has rocky cliffs of 200m height along both sides.
Tjørnuvík is an isolated village located in the steep valley. You must stroll on the nearby beach and fascinating view of the Giant and his Wife, Risin og Kellingin sea stacks. Tjornuvik is located on the island of Streymoy.
You will enjoy the beautiful view of the village by walking 15 minutes to the hillside of the town. It is the best place to soak in the beauty and quietness of the city.
Located just a quick drive above Funnigur from Hvithamar, Gjogv is a remote village. Gjogv is blessed with spectacular vistas of the north, 200m gorge, and colorful houses. Hence, it has become one of the most popular destinations among travelers.
Be sure to hike towards Gjogv cleft where you can get pristine pictures of the scenery. It takes a 5-minute walk to reach the end of the gorge. There is a fence for safety across the end so you can easily walk ahead of the edge.
Experience the beautiful sea stack of Ásmundarstakkur by taking Smyrill ferry towards Suðuroy southernmost island from Tórshavn. It takes two hours to reach Suðuroy. Head west from Suðuroy, the northernmost village, to explore the fascinating coastline of Ásmundarstakkur.
Also, challenge your spirit by crossing the wooden bridge hanging a few hundred meters off the sea level to reach the Rituskor cleft and get rewarded from the picture-perfect view of Ásmundarstakkur. You will get the most appreciated scenery on the west of Suðuroy that you will always remember.