3 easy hiking trails in the Faroe Islands

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Are you planning to go hiking in Faroe Islands? Where are the most beautiful paths in Faroe Islands to amble? Continue reading to discover three great hikes in Faroe Islands.

The Faroe Islands are full of great hikes, places to hill walk and wanders to explore first-hand. Experiencing the Faroe Islands by foot means mighty mountain escapes, lots of exciting hillside paths and coastal walks to meander along.

There are more than 300 mountains in the Faroe Islands rising from the sea on all 18 islands. These three hikes are all quite easy to complete. They will secure you untouched nature and vast landscapes with great photo opportunities.

The Faroe Islands is an absolute dream destination to hike. With world-class attractions on every corner, the biggest challenge is to choose your hikes to do.

We have hand-picked three breathtakingly beautiful hikes for you to walk whenever you visit the Faroe Islands. All three hikes are unmissable if you are a true nature adventurer.

1. Hvíthamar

Hvíthamar - Guide to Faroe Islands
​The wondrous view from Hvíthamar. Photo by Carlos Pimentel known as @carlospimentel__ on Instagram.

A great hiking destination is Hvíthamar just above the little village of Funningur on Eysturoy island. Near the mountain, Middagsfjall, you will get an epic view of Funningsfjørður, which is one of the most beloved fjords in the Faroe Islands.

To reach Hvíthamar, you will hike for only 15 minutes from the parking area by the road leading to the village Gjógv. You will find the parking area at the highest point between the villages Funningur and Gjógv.

It is important to notice that the hike starts from the mountain pass between the two villages Funningur and Gjógv. There is a parking lot here 3 kilometres before you reach Gjógv. This is where you will start your hike. Follow the fence here up to Hvíthamar.

The short hike uphill to Hvíthamar is one of the most popular and best attractions in the Faroe Islands. You will be mesmerised by the view of nature from the mountain ridge just above the village Funningur. 

When at Hvíthamar you can also look north a get the most fantastic views. Even though the most renowned sight is the one towards the fjord and sometimes with the village Funningur on your right hand side, turning north gives you stunning vistas too.

The road along the Funningsfjørður fjord leads to Funningsbotnur. Occasionally, small boats sail in the fjord which just adds to the epic view. 

2. Gásadalur

Look around and take a deep breath. The Old Postal Route to the village Gásadalur is an epic 5 km hike in outstanding nature on Vágar island.

Elevating 485 meters above sea level at its highest, this magnificent hike will take you to the secluded scenery surrounding Gásadalur. On the top of the mountain Knavin, you will be rewarded with an overwhelming impression overlooking peaks, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the Gásadalur valley.

Gásadalur is home to the world famous Múlafossur waterfall. On days with high wind, it is common to see the water blowing upwards creating a picturesque clouds of spray.

Until recently, this untouched location was extremely isolated as the only way to get to the village was by trekking over the mountain for three hours. The postman did the hike several times a week. You can follow in the postman’s footsteps and do the hike yourself.

Now there is a tunnel connecting Gásadalur to the rest of the archipelago’s quality road network. So you can easily get back to the starting point of your hike once you reach Gásadalur.

3. Kallur Lighthouse

​The majestic view from Kallurin. The hike to this site is quite easy.

This is an iconic location in the Faroe Islands. Take the ferry from Klaksvík to Kalsoy. Remember to take a look at the English timetable to the ferry leading to Kalsoy. When you arrive at the island Kalsoy, head towards Trøllanes.

The hike to Kallur Lighthouse takes approximately 40 minutes from the village of Trøllanes. Kallurin and the iconic lighthouse is a must-see location in the Faroe Islands.

Relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings. You will park at a parking lot in the village Trøllanes from where the hiking adventure to the scenery at Kallurin starts.

Inspired to climb these incredible nature attractions? Make sure to browse the widest selection of guided hikes in the Faroe Islands right away and take the next step.

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