Norðradalur Travel Guide

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Nestled in a secluded valley in the Faroe Islands lies Norðradalur. The small farm village lies on the western side of Streymoy island.

The highest point Norðradalsskarð on the road leading to the settlement is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful sights in the Faroe Islands. You will get a great natural panorama with towering mountains and sheer coastline cliffs. Norðradalur translates directly to the Northern Valley.

Three mountains make up the foundation of the valley. These are Fjallið millum Botnar (690 metres), Stiðjafjall (547 metres) and Tungulíðfjall (535 metres).

You will get to Norðradalur when driving on the mountain road Oyggjarvegur. This is the scenic road leading to the capital Tórshavn. Oyggjarvegur was the only option to get to Tórshavn before the tunnel from Kollafjørður to Kaldbaksbotnur opened in 1991.

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