Vágar and Gásadalur, experience Faroe Islands’ largest lake known as “The lake above the ocean”.
Guided tour all around the Island of Vágar in a comfortable coach.
You will be picked up right at your hotel or other designated area in Tórshavn. From there you can sit down and relax, while the local tour guide shows you the beautiful sights. On the tour, we will stop to see sights such as Leitisvatn, Nykurin statue, Bøur, Tindhólmur, Drangarnir. And of course the most popular waterfall of them all, Múlafossur.
The tour starts with a 45-minute scenic drive to Sørvágur where we will enjoy a short coffee break.
From there we will drive to the village Bøur, often referred to as the village in the Faroes with the best view. We will take a stroll through the picturesque village and hear some history. From Bøur you will see the free-standing rocks named “Dranganir” and the amazing islet of Tindhólmur. After Bøur we will drive through the only tunnel on the island to the distant and previously very isolated village of Gásadalur. Here we will enjoy a spot of lunch and take a walk to the most photographed waterfall in the Faroes, Múlafossur.
From Gásadalur we will drive past Leitisvatn, the largest fresh-water lake on the islands. Here we will drop off those who have opted for the optional extra hike to the “Lake above the Ocean”.
From here we will drive to Sandavágur village where we will have the chance to see the Trøllkonufingur (Witch’s Finger) freestanding cliff and visit the local Church. Here you will hear about religion and old customs on the islands.
From Sandavágur we will drive back to the Leitisvatn lake and say Hello to the Nykur statue and hear the legend of this Fairy Tale creature.
Then we will visit the War museum where objects and other historical memorabilia from the Second World War and the British occupation of the Faroes are explained.
From here we will pick up the hikers and return to Tórshavn.
This tour includes lunch, beverages, entrance fees to Sandavágur Church and the War Museum.
OPTIONAL EXTRA: The Trælanípan or the “Lake above the ocean” hike is available as an optional extra. If you choose this option, you will not see the Witch’s Finger, the Church in Sandavágur, or the War Museum. The difficulty is easy to medium/hard.
- Good shoes
- Warm clothes + raincoat
- Good mood
OBS: In terms of weather, we reserve the right to drive from Torshavn along the main road via Kaldbaksvejen, or via the mountain road
Vágar lake ocean Gásadalur