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Sightseeing in the Faroe Islands

Something beautiful. Something clean. Something dramatic. Something serene.

No matter which of the 18 islands you visit, there is always a remarkable sight to behold – even the islands’ only jail, located in Mjørkadalur (Fog Valley), looks down the length of a fjord! Here are some recommended places for sightseeing in the Faroe Islands.

Alternative sightseeing spots

Some places in the Faroe Islands have experienced an increase in visitors in recent years. While these places are still awe-inspiring and breath-taking, we recommend going to places less visited. Here are some examples of places to visit that have fewer tourists.

See a map of the Faroe Islands to locate these various sightseeing spots.

If you would like to book guided tours or activities, check out our excellent tour operators or on-location coordinators.

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Leirvík, Eysturoy

AP Busskoyring

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Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Atlantis Bio

Cinema showing a variety of Hollywood and independent films

Sights & Attractions

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Auto

Book a taxi, an airport taxi or transport to different attractions in the Faroe Islands where your...

Sights & Attractions

Sumba, Suðuroy

Beinisvørð

Located between the villages of Lopra and Sumba on the island of Suðuroy, this striking 470m sea...

Sights & Attractions

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Bil Taxi

Cab company that also offers sightseeing tours with driver guide and airport taxi

Sights & Attractions

Miðvágur, Vágar

Bøsdalafossur Waterfall

Sights & Attractions
Activities

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Christian’s church of Klaksvík

one of the first major modern churches in Scandinavia that is inspired by the old Nordic style

Sights & Attractions
Religion

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Dragin

Breathtaking scenery awaits you with this old wessel in the Northern Islands

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Sørvágur, Vágar

Drangarnir - the sea stacks

One of the most unique sights in the Faroe Islands are “Drangarnir”

Activities
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Vágur, Suðuroy

Eggjarnar

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Enniway

Charter a modern sailboat with or without a skipper

Sights & Attractions

Sørvágur, Vágar

Experience Vágar from above (Atlantic Airways)

Take a tour with the helicopter and see the Faroe Islands from above

Sights & Attractions

Eiði, Eysturoy

Fitjarnar (Kikarin)

a beautiful location with a veiw on both Risin&kellingin and Slættaratindur

Sights & Attractions

Sørvágur, Vágar

Fjallavatn

The allure of a hidden beach and the inky expanse of windswept water make the far less known...

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Fámjin, Suðuroy

Fámjin

The west side of Suðuroy is tall and steep in many places, and the land surrounding Fámjin is no...

Sights & Attractions

Sandavágur, Vágar

Giljanes Bussar (Bus rental)

Offers, hostel, camping and bus tours

Sights & Attractions

Gjógv, Eysturoy

Gjógv

With less than 50 inhabitants, all living in old timber-walled and turf-roofed cottages, Gjógv has...

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Hoyvík, Tórshavn (capital)

Gróðurstøðin í Hoydølum

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Gásadalur, Vágar

Gásadalur

Home to the beautiful waterfall Múlafossur, the village of Gásadalur sits tucked away between...

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Helicopter pad - Yviri við Strond

We have liftoff! This the pickup and drop-off point for helicopter tours with Atlantic Airways

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Hvalvík, Streymoy

Historic whale station

The only preserved pilot whale station in the country

Galleries & Museums
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Skopun, Sandoy

Hvíthamar (Fishing/Sightseeing by boat)

Sightseeing and/or fishing trips by boat on the island of Sandoy

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Sørvágur, Vágar

Húsið við Gil

Food & Drinks
Shopping
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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

JAB adventures

Sightseeing by speedboat

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Sandavágur, Vágar

JS Bussar (Bus rental)

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Sandavágur, Vágar

Jens Pauli Heinsen Memorial Statue

Memorial statue for famous writer Jens Pauli Heinesen from Sandavágur

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Syðradalur K, Norðoyggjar

Kalsoy

Dubbed “the flute” because of it’s thin shape and many road-tunnels, the island of Kalsoy...

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Kirkjubøur, Streymoy

Kirkjubøur

Located only half an hour from the capital is Kirkjubøur, the islands’ most significant...

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Kunoy, Norðoyggjar

Kunoy Village and Viðarlundin

From the vibrant red church in the centre of town to the lush countryside that sprawls toward the...

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Mikladalur, Norðoyggjar

Kópakonan - the Seal Woman

Selkie statue

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Vatnsoyrar, Vágar

Lakeside Sightseeing

Sail on freshwater lake Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn with Lakeside Sightseeing

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Sandavágur, Vágar

Løgmansgarðurin

First Official ressidence of Løgmaður - the leader of the Faroese parliament.

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

MB Tours (Bus rental)

Mb-tours takes your whole group on tour, from island to island

Sights & Attractions

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Memorial stone in Gerðar

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Fámjin, Suðuroy

Merkið – The Flag of the Faroe Islands

The original 'Merkið' can be seen in the church of Fámjin

Sights & Attractions

Miðvágur, Vágar

Mikkjal á Ryggi, Statue

Statue of the well-known literarian Mikkjal á Ryggi. Situated outside his childhood home, í...

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Mikladalur, Norðoyggjar

Mikladalur

Village on Kalsoy

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Sørvágur, Vágar

Munkastova - Cave

Others
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Mykines, Vágar

Mykines

Spectacular beauty. It is as simple as that. The hike from the old solitary Mykines village with...

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Sørvágur, Vágar

Mykines v/ Maju Henriksen

The ferry that connects Mykines with the other islands

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Sandur, Sandoy

Mølheyggjarnir

The only dunes in the Faroe Islands

Sights & Attractions

Gásadalur, Vágar

Múlafossur - the Waterfall in Gásadalur

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Norðlýsið

Sail with old schooner boat, Norðlýsið, and discover the fantastic views of the Faroe Islands...

Sights & Attractions

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Old Town in Tórshavn

Tórshavn’s old town, consisting of Reyn and Undir Ryggi, is home to two dozen or so small,...

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Skopun, Sandoy

Postkassin-Mailbox

One of the world's largest mailboxes. A fun and exciting attraction for children and adults that...

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Skúvoy, Sandoy

Rannvátoft

Fagridalur where Rannvá lived

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Eiði, Eysturoy

Risin & Kellingin (Giant and the witch)

Once upon a time, an Icelandic chief witch sent a giant and his wife, a witch, to the Faroe Islands...

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Saksun, Streymoy

Saksun

Splendidly set in a natural circular amphitheatre high above a tidal lagoon, Saksun is a...

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Sandur, Sandoy

Sandoy

Visit Sandoy all year round

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Skúvoy, Sandoy

Sigmundarsteinur

Sigmundarsteinur is a monument located in Skúvoy.

Sights & Attractions

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Skansin

The fort served as a British Royal Navy headquarters during the Second World War

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Gjógv, Eysturoy

Slættaratindur

Slættaratindur, translated as “flat summit”, is the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands,...

Activities
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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Smyril Line bus & hiking excursions

Excursions by bus to the amazing sights in the Faroe Islands including Kirkjubøur, Gjógv and...

Sights & Attractions

Kirkjubøur, Streymoy

St. Magnus Cathedral

The ruins are the largest medieval building in the Faroe Islands

Sights & Attractions

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Statue of Elinborg Lützen

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Vágur, Suðuroy

Stóra Pakkhús í Vági

Cultural centre in Vágur with museum, events, concerts and a bar

Food & Drinks
Nightlife
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Sørvágur, Vágar

Sørvágsvatn/Leitisvatn Lake

The lake has also been dubbed "the lake over the ocean" as the view from a particular angle...

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Bøur, Vágar

The Church of Bøur

Religion
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Miðvágur, Vágar

The Church of Miðvágur

Religion
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Mykines, Vágar

The Church of Mykines

inaugurated 1879

Religion
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Sandavágur, Vágar

The Church of Sandavágur

The church of Sandavágur is the oldest Faroese church that is both designed and built of Faroe...

Religion
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Sørvágur, Vágar

The Church of Sørvágur

The church of Sørvágur is built in old traditional Faroese style: wooden, black with a white...

Religion
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Vatnsoyrar, Vágar

The Nix Statue

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Sandavágur, Vágar

The Runic Stone

the runic stone is an ancient finding from around year 1200. Mikkjal á Ryggi, a famous local...

Others
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Sandur, Sandoy

The Yarn-Bombed Rock

Bindisteinurin is inspired by a local legend about the 'Troll Woman's cave'

Sights & Attractions

Fuglafjørður, Eysturoy

The former Betri Bank building in Fuglafjørður

This attractive building centrally located in Fuglafjørður is often used as a cultural venue or...

Galleries & Museums
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Tvøroyri, Suðuroy

The island of Suðuroy

Just two hours from Torshavn, Suðuroy is a place often overlooked by visitors short on time, and...

Sights & Attractions

Sørvágur, Vágar

Tindhólmur - Islet

Tindhólmur is an islet west of Vágar. The view of the small island is spectacular and rare.

Activities
Others
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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Tinganes

Tinganes is said to be one of the oldest, if not the oldest, parliamentary meeting places in the...

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Tora Tourist

Daily excursions with the unbelievable driver guide Sámal Bláhamar, the grand old man in tourism...

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Miðvágur, Vágar

Trælanípan (Slave Cliff)

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Sandavágur, Vágar

Trøllkonufingur monolith

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Tvøroyri, Suðuroy

Tvøroyri

Tvøroyri is the largest municipality on Suðuroy

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Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Tórsbreyt

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Sandavágur, Vágar

V. U. Hammershaimb memorial Statue

Hammershaimb is the father of the Faroese written language.

Sights & Attractions

Tórshavn, Tórshavn (capital)

Vaglið

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Leirvík, Eysturoy

Varmakelda (the healing spring)

Opposite Fuglafjørur is a so-called "healing spring" called Varmakelda, directly translated as...

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Sørvágur, Vágar

Vatnsdalsvatn Lake

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Vestmanna, Streymoy

Vestmanna Bird Cliffs

The magnificent boat trips to the Vestmannabjørgini (Vestmanna bird cliffs) and grottoes are a...

Sights & Attractions

Klaksvík, Norðoyggjar

Vágstún

In the heart of Klaksvík

Festivals
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Others

Trongisvágur, Suðuroy

Á Røðini (Kikarin)

Á Røðini, also known as Kikarin, which means the telescope, is a beautiful location on the edge...

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