Sornfelli Travel Guide

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Sornfelli (725 m) is a mountain on Streymoy island in the Faroe Islands. The mountain is most renowned for its two white domes that you can see from a long distance.

Sornfelli lies a 15 minutes drive from the capital Tórshavn in the Faroe Islands. You can drive almost all the way to the very top of the mountain.

You can see the radars dimly on top of the mountain Sornfelli on this picture. Photo by Mayank Thammalla known as @mayankt on Instagram.

You will get an amazing panoramic view from Sornfelli. In order to get to the vantage point, you will drive on the mountain road Oyggjarvegurin. This used to be the only road linking the capital, Tórshavn, to the northern part of the archipelago.

At a certain point, you will exit Oyggjarvegurin and now drive on a much narrower road uphill. This road will lead you to the vantage point on Sornfelli. You will get to a plateau where you can park your car. Only a few metres from here, you will have the most beautiful view of the mountainous surroundings.

Road sign when heading towards Mount Sornfelli. There is no snow clearing on the road. Expect the road to be quite inaccessible during the hight of winter from November throughout February.

There used to be a radar station on Sornfelli, which was closed in 2007. The construction was set up in 1961 as an initiative during the Cold War. The military interest in the area around the Faroe Islands dropped sharply in the mid ’00s.

With the military rearmament in the Arctic region, there are now some plans to reopen the station. The re-establishment of the radar is a sign of the growing interest in the North Atlantic region.

Many locals fancy a ride to the vantage point on Sornfelli during summer. On certain summer evenings when the capital is covered in fog, you will be above the clouds when on Sornfelli.

When standing on Sornfelli with the clouds below you, there will be lots of mountain tops popping up through the fog. This experience is truly amazing.

Sornfelli on a summer evening with clouds covering everything except several summits.

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