Lake Above the Ocean & Vágar Island

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Day Tour
May - August
10 hours
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See the spectacular Múlafossur Waterfall and other breathtaking sites on Vágar island. This full day guided tour starts in Tórshavn and will let you experience some of the most remarkable sights in the Faroe Islands.

Upon leaving Tórshavn heading north along the mountain road, you will get a magnificent view of the sea and landscape below and of Sornfelli mountain and Skælingsfjall mountain above. Along the mountain road, you will stop twice. First, there is a stop at Norðradalsskarð where you will see the winding road leading down the deep valley and the picturesque island Koltur in the horizon.

Next, you will experience the only prison in the Faroe Islands situated in the Mjørkadalur valley. The view here is great. Add a lush grass roof to the prison and the view gets even better!

Your journey will continue to the first underwater tunnel in the Faroe Islands which opened back in 2002. The almost five kilometres long tunnel links together the islands Streymoy and Vágar.

When you get to Vágar island, you will pass the village Sandavágur. Here you will get a glimpse of the red and white church where one of the only Runestone found in the Faroe Islands is kept. The Runestone dates back to the 13th century. 

Now you will visit the village Miðvágur from where you will go for an easy hike to the Lake above the Ocean. This eight kilometres hike will take you to the optical illusion Trælanípa, the Bøsdalafossur waterfall and the rock wall Geituskorardrangur.

After the hike, you will travel smoothly alongside the Lake Leitisvatn to Sørvágur. West of Sørvágur lies the beautiful village Bøur from where you will have a breathtaking view of the islets Tindhólmur and the sea arch Drangarnir. You will go for a stroll between the cosy turf roofed houses and the tiny church that lies lumped together along the river close to the white sandy beach. Far in the distance you will see the bird island Mykines.

The last stop on the tour is Gásadalur - one of the most jaw-dropping attractions in the Faroe Islands. Gásadalur is surrounded by stunning mountains and you will also have a panoramic view towards the puffin island Mykines. Gásadalur is one of the most authentic experiences in the Faroe Islands due to its remoteness. Until very recently, Gásadalur was the only village in the Faroe Islands with no road connection. Now there is a tunnel from Bøur to Gásadalur.

Gásadalur is most famous for Múlafossur Waterfall. You will get close to the waterfall and make sure to snap the iconic picture with the cascading waterfall with the small village Gásadalur as a backdrop. You will be taken back to Tórshavn after the tour and dropped off there.

Now choose a date and book your day tour to all the awe-inspiring gems on Vágar island. Check availability by choosing a date.









Lake Sørvágsvatn




Vágar Island

1 review for Lake Above the Ocean & Vágar Island

  1. Birgit Marion Sänger

    Netter hilfsbereiter Führer, der uns viel erzählt hat und die Aussichten waren trotz Nebel und Wolken wunderschön. Die Wanderung war ohne Führer ein bißchen gefährlich durch den starken Wind.

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