Múlafossur - Guide to Faroe Islands

Múlafossur Travel Guide

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Múlafossur Waterfall is easily the most famous attraction in the Faroe Islands. This plummeting waterfall is known for its taking-your-breath-away experience. The picture-perfect Múlafossur is hidden far away from the crowds in the secluded village Gásadalur.

A nice walk from the village houses in Gásadalur, you will find this famous waterfall. Múlafossur is situated on Vagar island some 11 km (7 miles) from Vagar Airport. Just before getting to the waterfall, you will drive through the Gásadalstunnilin tunnel.

There is a parking lot near the waterfall. From this parking lot, you will walk for 2 minutes in order to reach the breathtakingly beautiful waterfall that drops into the ocean. The cascade drops more than 30 meters (100 feet).

The iconic Múlafossur waterfall on a clear winter night. Photo by Ólavur Frederiksen.

During windy days, you are likely to see the water rising up into the air. This is a common sight all around the Faroe Islands.

Múlafossur translates directly to the Promontory waterfall. The village sits high and with a sheer drop where the waterfall plunges into the ocean. There are only 25 houses in the village Gásadalur located just behind Múlafossur waterfall.

Those looking for something extra can stay in the village overnight. The best accommodation option in Gásadalur is the Múlafossur Cottages nestled in the valley.

These cottages are located next to the stream that turns into Múlafossur waterfall further down the valley. A good option for those who want to experience this attraction is to join a waterfall tour such as the fully guided See it All Faroe Islands Tour.

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