Drangarnir and 4 other stunning sea stacks in the Faroe Islands

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Are there any sea stacks in the Faroe Islands? Where are the most impressive rock formation situated on the islands? Here is your guide to five sea stacks in the Faroe Island that will make a lasting impression.

The Faroe Islands are a cluster of 18 rugged and rocky isles in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. The dramatic landscapes offer the most amazing sea stacks dotted along the harsh coastline.

You will see fantastic basalt formations from most islands in the Faroe Islands. These geological wonders are spectacular and well worth a visit. 

Here you have a guide to five incredible sea-stacks in the Faroe Islands. The sea-stacks are located on three different islands.

1. Drangarnir

Drangarnir Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands are still a fairly new destination. Drangarnir is one of the main reasons why people are starting to notice this unspoiled Nordic archipelago.

Drangarnir has risen to prominence. You might have seen the iconic sea-stack with a hole in it on Instagram. Photographers and travellers alike want to experience this unreal natural phenomenon on Vágar island.

The grassy hillside in the outfield to this famous spot is difficult terrain. The hike from the nearest village Sørvágur takes 3 hours each way. The most secure and pleasant way to experience Drangarnir close up is to jump onboard a Drangarnir boat tour departing from the marina in the village Sørvágur.

The breathtaking view of Drangarnir. Photo by Pawel Zygmunt.

You can also combine a boat tour and hike to Drangarnir. The boat will sail you from the Sørvágur marina and along the beautiful coastline on the fjord Sørvágsfjørður. When you reach the pristine slopes near Drangarnir, your captain will get you safely on land. From here you will then walk independently for only 25 minutes and reach the breathtaking sea arch Drangarnir.

Some tourists have tried the hike on their own. This is not permitted and you will definitely understand why when taking the long way to this attraction.

If you are satisfied with seeing Drangarnir from a distance then head to the village Bøur. This tiny settlement is just a short drive from Vágar airport where all flights to the Faroe Islands land.   

2. Risin & Kellingin

This view of Risin & Kellingin is from the village Tjørnuvík. You can also see these sea-stacks outside the village Eiði on Eysturoy island.

Close to the precipitous cliffs of Kollur on the northern coast of Eysturoy island stand the famous landmarks of Risin & Kellingin. The Giant & his Wife. The sea has worn a hole through Kelllingin, so that she has two feet to stand on.

The Giant stands 232 feet tall and his Wife stands 223 feet above sea level. This is a highly recommendable sight. You have to see this iconic view soon as geologists predict that the Wife is on the verge of tumbling down within a few decades.

You will have the best view towards these two sea stacks from the village of Tjørnuvík, the northernmost village on the island of Streymoy. No hiking required. This highly rated “See it all” day tour will take you to the black beach in Tjørnuvík from where you will enjoy Rising & Kellingin.

You can also experience these two sea stacks from above when standing at mount Eiðiskollur. This 352 m (1155 ft) mountain lies not far away from the village Eiði on Eysturoy island. Getting to Eiðskollur requires some hiking uphill.

3. Ásmundarstakkur

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Panorama view of Ásmundarstakkur from Rituskor. Photo by Daryl Scott Walker known as @darylswalker on Instagram.

When on the southernmost island Suðuroy, take your time to watch the sea-stack Ásmundarstakkur. This steep basalt stack on the western coastline is a must-see sight when in Suðuroy. Erosion and weathering has shaped this magnificent sea-stack.

In order to get to Ásmundarstakkur you will drive to the most northernly village Sandvík and from there drive on an old road leading to the west side of the island. Hiking to Ásmundarstakkur is easy from the end of the road. From the edge of the cliff, you will have a panorama view of Ásmundarstakkur.

4. Trøllkonufingur

Trøllkonufingur on Vágur island. You can drive almost all the way to the location where you will have the best view of the rock formation. Photo by @demirayoralphotography on Instagram.

Guarding the twin bays of Sandavágur and Miðvágur is the slim, 313-metre-high needle of Trøllkonufingur – the Troll Woman’s Finger. It is possible to land on the foot of the stack, but you will get the best view of this spectacular rock formation from land.

You would think that this thorn-tall sea-stack is only for birds. However, a group of Faroese mountain climbers managed to get to the very top of this basalt spike. These guys made a documentary where you will see how they managed to reach the top within one and a half day. 

This is a legendary scenery only a 5 minutes’ drive from the village Sandavágur. You can drive almost to the viewpoint and it only take you a couple of minutes to walk the last stretch.

Faroe Islanders have always enjoyed the view of Trøllkonufingur. You will definitely also applause the beauty of this tall rock formation.

5. Dunnesdrangar

Dunnesdrangar on Vágar island.

Dunnesdrangar sits next to Vágar island. You will get an amazing view of the towering rock column when hiking from the airport and westwards. This basalt pinnacle juts from the ocean only few metres from the coastline on Vágar island.

Inspired to explore sea-stacks and other amazing nature attractions in the Faroe Islands? Book Faroe Islands Day Tours now to all your favourite spots and discover new ones!

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