Gásadalur Travel Guide

By Verified Expert

Gásadalur is a remote village on Vágar island in the wild Faroe Islands. Until recently it could only be accessed by hiking on foot over the mountains. Now the village is easily accessible through a driving tunnel. Gásadalur has become a favourite with visitors to the Faroe Islands.

Home to the picturesque waterfall Múlafossur, Gásadalur has a cafe and guesthouse, serving locally sourced lunch, cakes and coffee. Gásadalur translates directly to “the Goose Valley”.​

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Gásadalur is surrounded by two mountains both over 700 metres. To the east Eysturtindur reaches 715 metres above sea level and to the north Árnafjall elevates 722 metres high. Eysturtindur translates directly to “the Peak to the East”.

You can experience the village throughout the year. It takes 20 minutes to reach Gásadalur from Vagar Airport.

There are some options for staying in Gásadalur in small cottages. These cabins are located in the valley itself. The Múlafossur Cottages is a safe choice.

The main attraction in Gásadalur, the beautiful Múlafossur waterfall, is easy to reach. You will walk on a unpaved path for only two minutes from the village before you get to the extraordinary scenery.

The renowned waterfall drops 30 metres (98 ft) into the North Atlantic Ocean. You get an extraordinary experience whenever you visit the waterfall. Be it during a peaceful late-evening sunset in summer or a windy winter day when gusts will bend the waterfall sideways.

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