An archipelago, the Faroe Islands, which comprises eighteen rocky and volcanic islands located in the North Atlantic between Scotland, Iceland and part of the Kingdom of Denmark, has been a hotspot for hikers, bird-watchers, and tourists. In this article, you will learn about nine attractions in the Faroe Islands and discover why they are so sought after.

1. Múlafossur Waterfall, , Faroe Islands -

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This unique waterfall will make you marvel at the unspoiled beauty of nature. Múlafossur is a popular picturesque destination, a must-see when visiting the Faroe Islands. The striking waterfall tumbles over cliffs into the ocean. In the summer, the landscape is green while in the autumn it turns yellow, orange and brown. It is such a spectacle as the drops from the waterfall spread in the wind while falling into the wild Atlantic ocean.

Address:Faroe Islands

2. Kallur Lighthouse, , Faroe Islands -

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The rustic, red, and white lighthouse located on the island of Kalsoy (one of the Faroe Islands) is arguably one of the epic locations in the archipelago. The lighthouse is an attraction majorly because of the breathtaking high rock it's perched on; extensively, the entire location and view. The cawing of seabirds, the fierce salty winds that blow across the ridgelines, and the panoramic views all make it a surreal experience.

Address:Kalsoy, Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands

3. Vidareidi (Viðareiði), Viðareiði, Faroe Islands -

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The northernmost settlement in the Faroe Islands, lying on the Island of Viðoy, belongs to the Norðoyar Region. Viðareiði is an old settlement, currently with a population of about 350 persons. The village is spectacular because it lies on an isthmus of land set between two mountains.

North of the village is Villingadalsfjall which is the third highest mountain in the Faroe Islands. To the South lies Malínsfjall, a beautiful cone-shaped mountain. You don't want to miss stopping by the historic church in the west end of town, close to the rocky seashore.

Address:10 Kirkjugøta, Viðareiði 750, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vi%C3%B0arei%C3%B0i

4. Mykines, Mykines, Faroe Islands -

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One of the islands, the westernmost, Mykines, is blessed with rich birdlife and amazing nature. The island offers tranquillity and ultimate relaxation in raw and historic surroundings. Large numbers of puffins and gannets inhabit Mykines and Mykineshólmur, the 1 km long islet, to the west. On the northern side of the island is the valley of Korkadalur, home to great columns of basalt called the Stone-wood.

Address:Mykines, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mykines ,_Faroe_Islands

5. Sørvágsvatn, , Faroe Islands -

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Sørvágsvatn or Leitisvatn, which is the largest lake in the Faroe Islands, is situated on the island of Vágar between the municipalities of Sørvágur and Vágar. The lake's striking detail is that it is located 32 m above the level of the sea and surrounded by a higher cliff, which prevents it from emptying fully into the ocean. However, Sørvágsvatn empties into the Atlantic Ocean through a 30 m high waterfall.

The green grass, the lake's blue water, and the sky's blue-grey shades, plus the spectacular view of the Atlantic and all the other surrounding beauties, at Sørvágsvatn, it is indeed nature's beauty at its best.

Address:Sørvágsvatn, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B8rv%C3%A1gsvatn

6. Bøsdalafossur waterfall, , Faroe Islands -

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The waterfall Bøsdalafossur, which is situated on the western coast of Vagar island, runs from the lake Leitisvatn into the Atlantic Ocean from 30 meters above sea level. Although It is quite a walk to the waterfall from Miðvágur (the nearest village), it is worth it, given that the waterfall Bøsdalafossur is a magnificent sight as it thunders down towards the sea. Geituskorardrangur, a majestic rock formation, and Trælanípan, the lake hanging above the ocean, are closeby attractions.

Address:Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosdalafossur

7. Drangarnir, , Faroe Islands -

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Islet in the Faroe Islands, this spectacular rock formation with an iconic hole in it is located off Vágar. Drangarnir translates directly to "The sea stacks," and the two sea stacks that together form Drangarnir are called Stóri Drangur/Large sea stack and Lítli Drangur/Small sea stack. You can either experience Drangarnir at a distance in the village Bøur or get close to the attraction in a boat as hiking Drangarnar is difficult.

Address:Drangarnir, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drangarnir

8. Vestmanna cliffs, Vestmanna, Faroe Islands -

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Best known for the Vestmannabjørgini, cliffs north of town that is home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins, fulmars, and guillemots, Vestmanna is a town on the island of Streymoy, in the Faroe Islands.

Address:Vestmanna, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestmanna

9. Saksun, Saksun, Faroe Islands -

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Saksun is a tiny settlement near the northwest coast of the Faroese island of Streymoy in Sunda Municipality, and it appears to be three bursts of scattered villages joined by two roads. Surrounded by high mountains and waterfalls, the village has a church and museum which occupies a seventeenth-century farmhouse called Dúvugarður.

Address:Saksun, Faroe Islands
Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saksun

 


The Faroe Islands remains a tourist destination due to the beauty and magic possessed by these nature-marked islands characterized by these attractions and the world of nature they expose you to; the mountains, valleys, grassy heathland, steep coastal cliffs that harbour thousands of seabirds. It is no doubt an adventure.